These top level sponsorship packages have been created specifically to ensure prominent recognition and high impact branding, while allowing for maximum business networking. To download the Sponsorship Registration Form or to view the sponsorship program for 2007 including six levels of sponsorship, click the link below:
Sponsorship Levels Page


Partner Sponsors




The Alberta Agriculture Research Institute was established by the Government of Alberta to strategically lead and catalyze funding for development of agriculture innovation research in partnership with government, industry, academia, and stakeholders in the funding compendium.

AARI's Strategic Priorities are:

Industrial biorefining and bioproducts. The new bioeconomy revolves around the innovation and commercialization of bioenergy, biofibres, biochemical, and bioproducts.

Sustainable Agriculture Production. Sustainable production reflects the immediate needs of the agriculture sector - from novel approaches to production diseases to value-added processes to the meat and crop industry.

Food for Health. Food for health reflects the growing need and desire of consumers to eat better and reduce the burden of health care costs through prevention of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and obesity in Alberta's ageing population and in healthier options for children.
Visit the AARI Website




BioAlberta is the central voice and the organizing hub for the bioindustry in Alberta.

BioAlberta is a private, not-for-profit industry association, representing Alberta's growing bioindustry. BioAlberta currently lists over 130 members, including producers, users and supporters of biotechnology activities in Alberta.

BioAlberta activities are focused in the following areas:

  • Government advocacy
  • Industry promotion
  • Increasing industry access to financing
  • Facilitating access to human resources
  • Business development and networking opportunities

Alberta's bioindustry is a broad field of endeavour encompassing biotechnology, environmental science, medical technology, industrial bioproducts, agriculture biotechnology, bio-informatics and natural health products.
Visit the Bio Alberta Website


Platinum Sponsors




The Government of Alberta and the Department of Agriculture and Food are proud sponsors of the 2007 Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference. The province of Alberta is experiencing remarkable growth opportunities in agricultural biotechnology and this conference offers a tremendous platform to showcase our growing life sciences industries. We are pleased to welcome world-renowned scientists, investors, industry leaders and policy makers from around the world to the beautiful city of Calgary. Enjoy the conference and your stay in Alberta.
Visit the AAFRD Website




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Country Guide is Canada's oldest farm magazine, distributed to progressive farmers across Canada. The focus is on business, technology, production and family, the audience is large scale farm operators who consider information an important business asset.

Country Guide is part of a family of ten publications published by Farm Business Communications, including Grainews, Canadian Cattlemen and Manitoba Co-operator.
Visit the Country Guide Website





The Western Producer is the leading agricultural publication targeted for Western Canadian farmers and ranchers and has been a staple in the agricultural industry since 1923. Each week The Producer covers the latest developments in agricultural news, production, technology, markets, finance, livestock and rural lifestyles. Commercial producers are the focus with a weekly technical section branded Production/Farming. News bureaus in Calgary, Camrose, Saskatoon, Regina, Brandon, Winnipeg and Ottawa and an international freelance network ensure comprehensive coverage. Additional supplements inside The Producer provide specialized coverage of the seed industry, canola and pulse industry and farm equipment. The Producer also publishes and distributes show guides for major agricultural trade shows. Producer.com offers a variety of valuable information to the online farmer and rancher.
Visit the Western Producer Website


Gold Sponsors



Dow AgroSciences is committed to enhancing the quality of life by developing innovative technology for, efficient production of an abundant, nutritious food supply and the use of renewable agriculture resources for industrial applications.

Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. is a research based, agricultural sciences company with a diverse product portfolio including weed, insect and disease management for agricultural/horticultural crops, forestry and industrial vegetation management. The company has developed a plant genetics and biotechnology platform in canola and corn. This investment is focused on production traits and value-added quality traits. Dow AgroSciences has capabilities across western and eastern Canada including a plant breeding and cell biology group based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and a breeding station in St Mary's, Ontario. Its operating style is based on strategic alliances and industry partnerships. The company has developed several significant research and commercial development alliances in Canada including SemBioSys Genetics Inc. of Calgary, the National Research Council and with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada across Canada.

Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. is an affiliate of Dow AgroSciences LLC, a $3.4-billion global company based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dow AgroSciences is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company.
Visit the Dow Website




AVAC Ltd. is an Alberta-based, private, not-for-profit company that invests in research initiatives and early stage commercial businesses that expand Alberta's value-added industry, with particular emphasis on the agri-business, renewable resource, ICT, life sciences and other industrial technology sectors. Created in 1997, AVAC aids its clients by providing early stage investment, insight and focus to build viable commercial value-added opportunities in Alberta.
Visit the AVAC Website


Silver Sponsors



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Bayer CropScience AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 5.7 billion (2006), is one of the world's leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer Crop Science has a global workforce of about 17,900 and is represented in more than 120 countries.
Visit the Bayer Website




Since 1855, McCarthy Tétrault has been the Canadian business law firm clients trust to help them achieve their goals. Through our strong focus on client success and service, our teams deliver integrated legal solutions to complex Canadian and international business issues.

With seven offices in Canada and the U.K. and close to 700 lawyers, we have established our position as a leading full-service firm by delivering customized value to our clients across diverse and complex sectors, including the dynamic agricultural biotechnology industry.

McCarthy Tétrault warmly welcomes ABIC 2007 and attendees to Calgary, Alberta.
Visit the McCarthy Tetrault Website




Monsanto is an agricultural company. We apply innovation and technology to help farmers around the world be successful, produce healthier foods, better animal feeds and more fiber, while also reducing agriculture's impact on our environment.

When farmers succeed, we succeed. So, we take our cue from our farmer customers. We use the tools of modern biology to support our commitment to agriculture and to support the farmers that feed, clothe and fuel our growing world.

We invest more than $1.5 million a day to look for, and bring to market, innovative technologies that address our customers' need. Our efforts use many tools in combination, including genomics, breeding, crop analytics, chemistry and biotechnology.

Monsanto is a global company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, employing 17,000 people at 500 locations worldwide.
Visit the Monsanto Website


Bronze Sponsors



The convergence of industrial technology and life sciences is creating a new generation of companies who are meeting the needs of tomorrow's health, wellness and environmental challenges. Avrio Ventures is a venture capital firm that supports the development of Canadian commercialization and growth stage industrial bioproducts, nutraceutical ingredients and food technology companies into world-class organizations.
Visit the Avrio Website





BDC Venture Capital is a major venture capital investor in Canada, active at every stage of the company's development cycle, from seed through expansion, with a focus on technology-based businesses that have high growth potential and that are positioned to become dominant players in their markets.

BDC Venture Capital has been involved in venture capital since 1975 and has to date invested in more than 400 companies involved in the areas of Life Sciences, Telecommunications, Information Technology and Advanced Technologies.
Visit the BDC Website





Genome Prairie is the leading organization for support and management of large-scale genomics and proteomics research projects in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. With its partners, Genome Prairie has supported more than $120M of research activity in plant, animal and human genomics, bioinformatics, instrumentation development and bioethics since 2000.

Genome Prairie works collaboratively with all levels of government, universities and industry as well as Genome Canada, a not-for-profit organization implementing a national strategy in genomics and proteomics research to benefit all Canadians.

To learn more about Genome Prairie and how genomics research is solving big issues, please visit our website.
Visit the Genome Prairie Website





Pioneer Hi-Bred Limited (DuPont Agriculture and Nutrition) is a leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics to Canadian farmers, processors and other end-use customers. Established in 1946 and based in Chatham, Ontario, Pioneer seeks to increase the productivity, profitability and sustainability of Canadian agriculture with innovative field crop seed solutions. In addition to a broad range of agronomic and defensive traits, Pioneer plant breeders are focused on the next wave of biotech seed products that will deliver nutritional advantages to consumers and capitalize on the growing biofuels market opportunity.
Visit the Pioneer Website




Visit the Sembiosys Website


Session Sponsors



Visit the AdFarm Website





BioAlberta is the central voice and the organizing hub for the bioindustry in Alberta.

BioAlberta is a private, not-for-profit industry association, representing Alberta's growing bioindustry. BioAlberta currently lists over 130 members, including producers, users and supporters of biotechnology activities in Alberta.

BioAlberta activities are focused in the following areas:

  • Government advocacy
  • Industry promotion
  • Increasing industry access to financing
  • Facilitating access to human resources
  • Business development and networking opportunities

Alberta's bioindustry is a broad field of endeavour encompassing biotechnology, environmental science, medical technology, industrial bioproducts, agriculture biotechnology, bio-informatics and natural health products.
Visit the Bio Alberta Website





Genome Alberta focuses on genomics research as a key component of the Province's Life Sciences Strategy. It was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation, a Centre in partnership with Genome Canada with its head office located in Calgary. The mission of Genome Alberta is to provide leadership in prioritizing, coordinating and enabling world-class genomics research and partnerships in order to create societal and sustainable economic benefits for Alberta and Canada.
Visit the Genome Alberta Website




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Visit the Sask Wheat Pool Website


Welcome Reception Sponsor



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Visit the Calgary Stampede Website


Pre-Banquet Reception Sponsor



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Banquet Sponsor



Bayer CropScience AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 5.7 billion (2006), is one of the world's leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer Crop Science has a global workforce of about 17,900 and is represented in more than 120 countries.
Visit the Bayer Website


Afternoon Coffee Break Sponsor



Visit the Genome BC Website


Coffee Cart Sponsor


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Water Station Sponsor



Canada's BioIndustrial Cereal


Poster Session /Area Sponsor



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Media Sponsor




Country Guide is Canada's oldest farm magazine, distributed to progressive farmers across Canada. The focus is on business, technology, production and family, the audience is large scale farm operators who consider information an important business asset.

Country Guide is part of a family of ten publications published by Farm Business Communications, including Grainews, Canadian Cattlemen and Manitoba Co-operator.
Visit the Country Guide Website





The Western Producer is the leading agricultural publication targeted for Western Canadian farmers and ranchers and has been a staple in the agricultural industry since 1923. Each week The Producer covers the latest developments in agricultural news, production, technology, markets, finance, livestock and rural lifestyles. Commercial producers are the focus with a weekly technical section branded Production/Farming. News bureaus in Calgary, Camrose, Saskatoon, Regina, Brandon, Winnipeg and Ottawa and an international freelance network ensure comprehensive coverage. Additional supplements inside The Producer provide specialized coverage of the seed industry, canola and pulse industry and farm equipment. The Producer also publishes and distributes show guides for major agricultural trade shows. Producer.com offers a variety of valuable information to the online farmer and rancher.
Visit the Western Producer Website


Registration Satchel Sponsor




The Alberta Agriculture Research Institute was established by the Government of Alberta to strategically lead and catalyze funding for development of agriculture innovation research in partnership with government, industry, academia, and stakeholders in the funding compendium.

AARI's Strategic Priorities are:

Industrial biorefining and bioproducts. The new bioeconomy revolves around the innovation and commercialization of bioenergy, biofibres, biochemical, and bioproducts.

Sustainable Agriculture Production. Sustainable production reflects the immediate needs of the agriculture sector - from novel approaches to production diseases to value-added processes to the meat and crop industry.

Food for Health. Food for health reflects the growing need and desire of consumers to eat better and reduce the burden of health care costs through prevention of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and obesity in Alberta's ageing population and in healthier options for children.
Visit the AARI Website


Lanyard Sponsor




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Internet Cafˆ© Sponsor


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Daily Newsletter Sponsor


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Pocket Program Sponsor



Visit the Ag-West Bio Website


Stationery Sponsor



Visit the BioteCanada Website


First Annual ABIC Golf Tournament


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