2017

AGENDA

Monday, September 25, 2017                                                                         

11:00am
Registration
1:00pm-1:30pm
Welcome & Opening Remarks
RBC Convention Centre
 
1:30pm-4:30pm
The Business of Innovation
How does the business of innovation apply to agricultural and food?
 
2:30pm-5:00pm
The Business of Innovation B2B

 
5:30pm
ABIC 2017 Opening Reception
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
 
 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017                                                                        
 
7:30am - 8:30am
Breakfast and Registration

 
8:30am - 9:15am
Breakfast Keynote
Quality versus Quantity and the Implication to Food Security
Speaker: Dr. Regina Moench-Pfanner, CEO and Founder ibn360

 
9:15am - 12:15pm
Special Breakout Session
The Science of Protein Production – What advancements in genetics and breeding support the demand for more protein?
 
9:15am - 10:30am
Plenary Session
Nutrigenomics / Nutrigenetics – How our DNA will shape our diets in the Future
 
10:30am - 11:00am
Health Break and Spotlight on Manitoba - In Trade Show
 
11:00am - 12:15pm
Plenary Session
Smart Farms - The Link between Biotechnology and Enhanced Nutrition
Speakers:
Dr. Chu Won Nho, Head, Convergence Research Center for Smart Farm Solution, KIST Gangneung Institute of Natural Products
Dr. Miyoung Suh, Department of Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba
 
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Lunch Keynote
Ending Hunger is Within Our Grasp
Speaker: Dr. Catherine Bertini, Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
 
1:15pm - 2:30pm
Breakout Sessions 

 
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Health Break & Networking with Exhibitors and Student Research Presentations
 
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Breakout Sessions
 
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Rural Farm Dinners
Kelburn Farms, Richardson International
Ritchot, Manitoba
Mennonite Heritage Village
Steinbach, Manitoba
 
9:30pm
After Party
 
 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017                                                                   
 
7:00am - 8:30am
Breakfast and Registration

 
8:30am - 9:15am
Breakfast Keynote
Food Safety and an Accessible Food Supply
Speaker: Dr. Harpreet S. Kochhar, Chief Veterinary Officer for Canada
 
9:15am - 10:30am
Plenary Session
Building Sustainability into Animal Systems
Speakers:
Carlos Saviani, Vice President Food Sustainability, WWF
Dr. Frank Mitloehner, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis
Tim Lambert, CEO of Egg Farmers of Canada and Founding member of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Eggs
 
10:30am - 11:00am
Health Break and Spotlight on Manitoba - In Trade Show
 
11:00am - 12:15pm
Scientific Session
Big Data and Ag Tech - What Does It Mean?
 
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Lunch and Keynote
 
1:15pm - 2:30pm 
Breakout Sessions

 
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Health Break & Networking with Exhibitors and Student Research Presentations

 
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Breakout Sessions
 
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Harvest Dinner and Keynote Address

 
 
Thursday, September 28, 2017                                                                         
 
7:00am - 8:30am
Breakfast and Registration

 
8:30am - 10:40am
Special Session
The Role of Science and Policy to Ensure Future Agriculture Industry Stability and Food Security
Sponsored by North American Agricultural Biotechnology Council (NABC)
Speakers:
Dr. Steve Pueppke, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan State University
• Dr. Mike Grusak, USDA-ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center
• Cam Dahl, Cereals Canada
Crystal McKay, CEO Farm and Food Care Canada, Canadian Centre for Food Integrity
 
10:40am - 11:00am
Health Break & Networking with Exhibitors
 
11:00am - 11:20am
Introduction of ABIC 2018 Hosts

 
11:20am - 12:15pm
Final Session
 
12:15pm - 12:30pm
Closing Remarks
 
12:30pm - 1:15pm
Lunch