OPC discusses plans for 2023

Dec 13, 2022

Photo caption: At the OPC 2022 Annual General Meeting, (L-R) Joe Dwyer (Recording Secretary), Victoria Stewart (Director), Kristy Perrin (Vice President), Kirk McLean (President).

By Andrew Joseph, Farms.com; Image by Glen Ruegg

The Ontario Pork Congress (OPC) held its 2022 Annual General Meeting on December 5, 2022, at the Mitchell Golf and Country Club in Mitchell, Ontario.

There, newly-elected OPC President Kirk McLean discussed future plans and announced the dates for the 2023 Ontario Pork Congress trade event with Glenn Ruegg, the Farms.com media Senior Sales Associate.

When asked by Ruegg what the vision is for the Ontario Pork Congress in 2023, McLean responded as-a-matter-of-factly: “We want to get the show back to [what it was] pre-Covid, as much as possible.”

McLean noted that before the pandemic hit, the show was growing and expanding when it last had a show in 2019 and was looking to take it even further in 2020.

But with the economic shutdowns caused by the Covid outbreak, large-scale gatherings such as the Ontario Pork Congress were, of course, shut down.

Well on the way to a successful show, McLean said “We only had about nine more booths to sell when we had to shut the show down.”  

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