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ABIC 2010: Bridging Biology and Business
ABIC 2010 features a stellar line-up of presenters in three streams: Energy, Health and Sustainability, with 66 expert speakers and five keynote presentations. ABIC 2010 also includes a tradeshow, an international poster competition and a public forum. A Gala and other networking events round out the social aspects of this premier conference.
is Executive Director of the Global Crop Diversity
Trust. His career in the conservation and use of crop diversity spans 30
years. In 1985 he was awarded the Right Livelihood
Award (the "Alternative Nobel Prize") in a ceremony in the Swedish
Parliament. In the 1990s, he headed the International Conference and
Programme on Plant Genetic Resources at the Food and Agriculture Organization
of the United Nations (FAO), which produced the UN's
first ever global assessment of the state of the world's plant genetic
resources. He drafted and supervised negotiations of FAO's
Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources, adopted by 150 countries
in 1996. That same year he served as Special Assistant to the Secretary
General of the World Food
Dr. Fowler helped to
create the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, housed under the snow in the Arctic
Dr. Fowler has been
profiled by CBS 60 Minutes and the New Yorker, is the author of
several books on the subject of plant genetic resources and more than 75
articles on the topic in agriculture, law, and development journals.
Dr. Cary Fowler on the the
Learn more about other confirmed speakers coming to ABIC 2010: www.abic.ca/abic2010
In 1996, Ag-West Bio created the first major international
conference devoted to science and business development in agbiotech. The
first Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference (ABIC) in
Message from the
In 2008, the ABIC Foundation conducted a series of meetings that resulted in a strategic plan entitled “Agbiotech for a Sustainable Planet”. The plan laid out three interrelated and interdependent strategic thrusts:
The final product of this plan was materialized in a list of visionary goals:
> Create the leading Agbiotech Conference in the world;
> Provide leadership in thinking and knowledge in Agbiotech in the world;
> Design and implement capacity building programs that augment conference offerings;
> Extend the Foundation’s reach to engage global Agbiotech hotspots and strategically expand to developing countries with policy platforms supporting Agbiotech solutions; and
> Create a sustainable platform to further the vision and mission of Agbiotech solutions in support of a sustainable world.
At its very core, the ABIC Foundation supports the development of Agricultural Biotechnology (Agbiotech) as a major force in developing, creating and ensuring a sustainable planet. ABIC Foundation’s mission is dedicated to linking the global science, business, government and development communities to enable the application of sustainable agricultural biotechnologies for the good of all. Its focus for the future lies in the pursuit of three interrelated and interdependent strategic thrusts: Connecting People, Building Capacity and Enabling Progress through Commercialization.
ABIC 2010 is
Ag-West Bio Inc.,
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!
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