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The 10th Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference (ABIC) returns to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada from September 12 - 15, 2010.

ABIC 2010: Bridging Biology and Business

TCU Place 35 -22nd St. East, Saskatoon, SK

Energy, Health and Sustainability Streams
5 keynote presentations
66 expert speakers
Tradeshow (limited to 46 booths)
International Poster Competition
Public Forum

A letter from the Steering, Program, and Sponsorship Committee Chairs
of ABIC 2010:

The Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference (ABIC) inspires and encourages the research, development and commercialization of new biotechnologies to improve human health, create a sustainable food supply and foster new energy sources for all nations, including the developing world. Delegates come to network, learn and discuss issues of relevance, particularly for agricultural biotech policy and research enterprises for the good of the whole planet. The theme of ABIC 2010 is Bridging Biology and Business, with three streams: Energy, Health and Sustainability.

The two key drivers of present day agricultural innovations are IT and Biotechnology. Since their parallel rapid evolution in the last century, they have transformed the science underpinning the agricultural biotechnology sector which has resulted in unprecedented social impact. As with all tools, full potential is realized through human initiative. Concerted development of this agricultural economy can create a platform for increased global health and provide a legacy for future generations.

ABIC is an essential annual event for industry leaders, investors, policy makers, scientists, researchers and other professionals working in the area of agricultural biotechnology. ABIC provides a unique forum where the latest scientific advances in agricultural biotechnology are presented, and where future directions of the technology are highlighted and discussed.  ABIC conferences inform stakeholders of advances, barriers and action options which may influence science and business endeavours on a global scale. The annual conferences provide an opportunity for international stakeholders to learn more about options, opportunities and dealing with challenges through direct exchange of information between stakeholders. The conference provides a forum for agbiotech organizations to demonstrate their capabilities and to seek investment, technology transfer and sales opportunities.

On behalf of everyone who has contributed to the success of ABIC 2010, we invite you to join us from September 12 to 15, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Dr. Wilf Keller,

Ag-West Bio Inc.

Steering Committee Chair, ABIC 2010





Brent Zettl,

Prairie Plant Systems,


Program Committee



Ron Kehrig,

Enterprise Saskatchewan,


Program Committee



Dr. Murray McLaughlin,

Sustainable Chemical Alliance,


Sponsorship Committee



Art Froehlich,



Sponsorship Committee



Dr. Sue Abrams,

National Research Council - Plant Biotechnology Institute

Chair, International Poster Competition



ABIC 2010 is hosted by Ag-West Bio Inc., a leading catalyst for industry growth through regulatory support, industry information and aiding strategic alliances. A member based organization, Ag-West represents agricultural biotechnology, bioproducts and bioprocesses, and, natural health products and functional food sectors. Located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada, Ag-West welcomes you to the 10th ABIC conference.  We look forward to seeing you in Saskatoon.