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Agenda and Speakers

Canadian Food & Drink Summit 2017: Measuring Performance, Taking Stock, Inspiring ActionDec 5–6, 2017 Calgary

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Confirmed Speakers

Murad Al-Katib

President and Chief Executive Officer
AGT Food and Ingredients Inc.

Robynne Anderson

Emerging Ag Inc.

Stanford F Blade

Dean, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Evironmental Sciences (ALES)
University of Alberta

Ron Bonnett

Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Don Buckingham

President and Chief Executive Officer
Canada Agri-Food Policy Institute

Sylvain Charlebois

Dalhousie University

Dino Covone

Manager, Regulatory Project
Health Canada

Carlo Dade

Director, Trade and Investment Centre
Canada West Foundation

Scott Dundas

Manager, Labour Recruitment
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

David Fiocco

Associate Partner, Global Agriculture and Sustainability & Resource Productivity Practices
McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Jean-Philippe Gervais

Vice-President and Chief Agricultural Economist
Farm Credit Canada

Ellen W. Goddard

Professor and Co-operative Chair
University of Alberta

Darrin Kinsey

Senior Project Manager
Enviro-Stewards Inc.

Jean-Charles Le Vallée

Associate Director, Food Horizons Canada
The Conference Board of Canada

Annette Li

Public Health Nutrition Provincial Lead
Alberta Health Services

Tia Loftsgard

Executive Director
Canada Organic Trade Association

Sid Mehta

Executive Vice-President
Emerging Ag Inc.

Kristi Peters Snider

Sustainability Consultant
City of Calgary

Ray Price

Sunterra Group

Paul Pryce

Senior Economic and Political Advisor
Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary

Terry Rock

Executive Director
Alberta Small Brewers Association

Casey Glenn Vander Ploeg

Alberta Cattle Feeders' Association & National Cattle Feeders' Association

Sponsored By


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Farm Credit Canada logo


Canada's Smartest Kitchen logo

Choose Lethbridge logo

Marketing Partners

Alberta Food Processors Association (AFPA) logo

Canadian Nutrition Society logo

Farm Management Canada logo

Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association logo

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