Cynthia DavidFrom left, Patrice Alain (Metro), incoming QPMA president Sammy Cacciatore (Sun Grape Marketing Inc.), Nancy Goudreau and Patrick Bedard (Canneberges Quebec) chat at the opening reception. The Quebec Produce Marketing Association opened its 67th convention with an outdoor presidents’ reception in the courtyard of century-old Fairmont Manoir Richelieu in the scenic region of Charlevoix.
QPMA president Marie Gosselin of Savoura and her partner Marc Boutet, together with convention chairman Enrico Charest (Sobeys Quebec Inc) and his partner Marie-Pierre Daigneault, welcomed several hundred delegates from Canada and the U.S. to three days of networking, professional development and fun.
Musical siblings Famille Painchaud entertained the crowd in French and English.
Close to 500 people are expected to attend the closing banquet Aug. 24, which will introduce incoming president Sammy Cacciatore (Sun Grape Marketing Inc.) and honour Bernadette Hamel (Metro Inc.) as this year’s Quebec Pillar of the industry.