Charlottetown, PE – Robert K. Irving, Co-Chief Executive Officer of J.D. Irving, Limited and President of Cavendish Farms, will be the keynote speaker at the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce 2018 President’s Annual Luncheon.  The luncheon, sponsored by Richardson GMP, will take place on Monday, May 14 at 12:00 p.m. at the Delta Prince Edward.

Mr. Irving is well known to the Island business community. At J.D. Irving, Limited, he’s responsible for consumer products, frozen food processing, transportation, courier and industrial human resource services. Producing frozen food products for the North American and international markets, Cavendish Farms operates two frozen potato processing plants in New Annan, a fresh potato plant in O’Leary, and five Cavendish Agri locations across P.E.I. supplying fertilizer and advanced crop services. Cavendish Farms is the largest private-sector employer on the Island while frozen potatoes are the province’s top export product.

“We’re pleased to welcome successful Atlantic Canadian entrepreneur Robert Irving to present this year’s annual luncheon keynote,” said Rory Francis, President of the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce. “As a leader in a diverse multi-national corporation and a champion for our region, we look forward to hearing more about Mr. Irving’s international business experience and the opportunities he sees for our Island economy.”

Prior to the luncheon, the Chamber will hold its 131st Annual General Meeting at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel at 9:30 a.m.  The AGM will be followed by the province’s 2018 Economic Outlook presented by Premier Wade MacLauchlan at 11:15 a.m.

Tickets for the President’s Annual Luncheon are $75 + HST for members of the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce and $85 +HST from non-members.  Tickets are available online at, by calling (902) 628-2000 ext. 226 or by emailing Abby Goodwin, Event and Promotions Coordinator, at

The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce serves as the “Voice of Business” on economic issues for close to 1,000 members, representing more than 18,000 employees in small, medium and large enterprises in the capital region.