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Suite 510, 5920 - 1A St. SW
Calgary, AB, Canada, T2H 0G3
Phone: (403) 686-8407
Fax: (403) 255-4592
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Use ABIC 2013 as a platform to promote your organization, products, and services to this international gathering of leaders in the agricultural biotechnology industry. The sponsorship package provides maximum exposure both leading-up to and during the conference. Become a sponsor today.

Step One
Download information on sponsorship opportunities.
Sponsorship Information Package - PDF

Step Two
Register here to be a sponsor.
Sponsorship Registration Form

Step Three
If you have any questions contact the ABIC office at abicspon@imcievents.ca

Sponsors of ABIC 2013


Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions
AI Bio, is a board-governed research corporation funded by the Government of Alberta. We work with partners to identify, coordinate and fund research projects to grow prosperity in Alberta's agriculture, food and forest sectors. We provide leadership and coordination for science and innovation in these sectors that currently contribute more than $25 billion every year into the Alberta economy. AI Bio is an integral part of the Alberta Innovates family, an alliance of organizations with a legislative mandate to further research and innovation in the province. We have strong relationships with research performers, private industry, producer organizations, funding agencies, our sister Alberta Innovates corporations, and the federal, provincial and municipal governments. We work with these partners to develop solutions to help solve industry challenges and inform government policy decisions. Visit us online at www.bio.albertainnovates.ca

Created by the Province as a non-governmental organization, AVAC Ltd. is an Alberta-based investment company. We invest in promising early-stage commercial ventures in value-added agri-business, information and communications technologies, life sciences, and other industrial technology sectors. We also manage an active early-stage venture capital fund-of-funds investment pool. Our mandate is to help bridge the critical investment gap that exists between innovative ideas and commercial business success.

We are the central voice and the organizing hub for life sciences in Alberta. We are a private, not-for-profit industry association with activities focused on the following areas: Advocacy; Industry Promotion and Marketing; Increasing access to human resources; Business development and networking opportunities. Alberta's life science industry is a broad field of endeavours encompassing biotechnology, environmental science, medical technology, industrial bioproducts, agriculture biotechnology, bioinformatics, and natural health products.

Gold Level

The Western Producer
The Western Producer is the leading agricultural publication targeted for 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. 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.

Grainews is about putting theory into practice on the farm, whether it's choosing the right herbicide, finding the latest in farm machinery or navigating the accounting intricacies of the latest farm program. Published 19 times per year, Grainews is written for farmers, and often by farmers, in a style they understand. Each issue also features Cattleman's Corner, with practical tips targeted for cow-calf producers and farmers with mixed cattle and grain operations. Grainews' website www.grainews.ca provides daily agriculture news, event listings and a daily newsletter.

Exhibitor's Reception

Genome Alberta
Genome Alberta is a publicly funded not-for-profit corporation that initiates, funds, and manages genomics research and partnerships. Our ability to leverage funds across a variety of sectors, organizations, and levels of government gives is a unique position in Alberta research community. Genome Alberta strives to be the leading source of information and administration related to genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and bioethics research in Alberta.

Genome British Columbia
Genome British Columbia is a catalyst for the life sciences cluster on Canada's West Coast, and manages a cumulative portfolio of over $550M in research projects and science and technology platforms. Working with governments, academia and industry across sectors such as forestry, fisheries, agriculture, environment, bioenergy, mining and human health, the goal of the organization is to generate social and economic benefits for British Columbia and Canada. www.genomebc.ca

Genome Prairie
Genome Prairie, a non-profit-organization, aligns partners and resources to develop and manage research projects addressing key regional priorities in agriculture, human health, the environment, energy, and mining sectors. These efforts are playing a central role in building the region's reputation as a location of choice for innovation and commercialization. For more information, visit www.genomeprairie.ca.

Genome Canada

Genome Canada is a catalyst for developing and applying genomic sciences that create economic wealth and social benefit for Canadians. We work in partnership to invest in and manage large-scale research and translate discoveries into commercial opportunities, new technologies, applications and solutions. We build bridges between government, academia and industry to forge a genomics-based public-private innovation enterprise focused on key life science sectors of the economy.

Gala Evening Dinner

Bayer CropScience Inc.
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. This year the company looks back on 150 years of working to fulfill its mission "Bayer: Science For A Better Life". Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 8,383 million (2012) and is one of the world's leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company offers an outstanding range of products including high value seeds, innovative crop protection solutions based on chemical and biological modes of action as well as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. In the area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer CropScience has a broad portfolio of products and services to control pests from home and garden to forestry applications. The company has a global workforce of 20,800 and is represented in more than 120 countries.

Further information on Bayer CropScience Canada is available at: www.bayercropscience.ca

Gala Evening Reception

Dow AgroSciences
Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. brings innovation to life through people, chemistry and biotechnology in the areas of seed and crop production, and pest management. Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with commercial and research operations across Canada. Key research facilities include corn and soybean breeding in St. Mary's and Blenheim, Ontario, cereals breeding in Nairn, Ontario, and a global canola research center in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Spiral Bound Notebook

ATB Financial
Agriculture is the heart of Alberta and ATB. For over 70 years, we've been helping Alberta's farmers and ranchers maintain and grow their businesses, even in the toughest economic times. Today, we finance more farms and ranches in Alberta than any other financial institution.

We combine a deep understanding of agriculture, a commitment to rural communities, and some of the best financial minds with unparalleled knowledge of what it takes to succeed. Working in partnership with you, we customize our wide range of products and services so they meet your needs and help you achieve your goals.

Silver Level

Issues Ink, Publishers of: SeedWorld Media & Germination Media
Issues Ink is a publishing and consulting company with more than 20 years of experience in the global agriculture and agri-food industries. With deep experience in the seed industry, the scope of our work has grown to include titles and experience in
the areas of livestock production and manure management, crop inputs, crop production, agri-food exports and of course we've continued to expand our seed knowledge. With this growth we've had the opportunity to work with companies and associations across North America and internationally. Our publications and
communications offerings range from print media to video, websites, blogs, e-newsletters and social media outreach, helping you stay connected with your audience. We take great pride in our work and enjoy engaging with our partners to find solutions—whether it's creating a business development strategy, custom publishing and content development, or connecting you to our magazines' readership—to help your organization grow and flourish.

For more information on Issues Ink and its affiliated publications, please visit us online at www.issuesink.com

Country Guide
Country Guide is about success through strategic business thinking, no matter how small or large the farm. Whether it's an intensive, high-value specialty operation or a grain farm of thousands of acres, the Guide provides case studies of how successful farmers find their niche in the marketing chain. Published 10 times per year in both western and eastern editions, Country Guide East provides an additional focus on Ontario and eastward, with news on developing trends in agriculture and regular columns on machinery, marketing, weather and community. Country Guide East's website www.country-guide.ca provides daily agriculture news, event listings and a daily newsletter.

Continuous Water

Syngenta Canada Inc.
Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 27,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life. For more information about us please go to www.syngenta.com.

Bronze Level

Agriculture and Rural Development

Contact Canada
Published by Contact Canada, these leading desk top reference guides put Canada's CleanTech, BioTech and Renewable Energy sectors at your finger tips. Available in print, e-book and as on-line database, these popular up-to-date resources are
designed to facilitate your business development and networking across the industry. Visit our booth for complimentary copies while supplies last. www.contactcanada.com

RealAgriculture.com is focused on the issues that are impacting agriculture. Our site is focused on getting you the opinions on the issues so that you not only get the news but the insight into what the news means to your business. Whether you are a farmer, employed in industry, or research we have content that is applicable to you and your business.

Plenary Session - Monday Afternoon

Monsanto Company is dedicated to providing farmers the broadest choice of products and services that will help them produce more, conserve more and lead improved lives.

Plenary Session - Monday Morning

DuPont Pioneer
DuPont Pioneer is the world's leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere.

Pioneer is collaborating with the people who know their land the best: local farmers. And we're doing so around the world. By working closely with them, we're able to turn their local insights into global proficiency. We're committed to improving the lives of 3 million farmers and the communities they support.

Conference Program

POS Bio-Sciences
POS Bio-Sciences collaborates with global partners to enable market entry of innovative bio-based products - from R&D to process development and custom processing with expert analysis at every step.

A leader since 1977 in value-added solutions for the food, health, energy, and bio-based industries, we offer:

  • Bench, pilot-plant, and market-entry scale extraction, fractionation, modification, and purification of bio-based materials including algae and yeast-based biomass.
  • ISO 9001:2008 certification, Health Canada NHP Site License, Health Canada CFIA Site License, GMP, HACCP, and Kosher certification.
  • In-house scientific consulting, process engineering and analytical services.
  • Experience in tackling the sophisticated challenges arising from creating new products and processes.

Continental Exhibit Hall Breakfast - Monday

An emerging global leader in plant health innovation, FBSciences is a life sciences company focused on growth enhancement technologies for agricultural crops. FBSciences is committed to helping farmers around the world achieve optimal plant health and crop performance through innovative, scientific principles. Their products offer a safe, practical, and environmentally sustainable solution for achieving greater crop yields and better plant health. FBSciences is headquartered in Collierville, Tennessee. Learn more at www.FBSciences.com.


Ag-West Bio Inc.
Ag-West Bio Inc. is Saskatchewan's bioeconomy catalyst. We work to grow biobusiness in the province by creating networking opportunities, providing seed capital, and disseminating industry information. A not-for-profit, member-based organization, Ag-West Bio is funded by Saskatchewan's Ministry of Agriculture and Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada's Growing Forward. Membership includes corporations, associations and individuals representing natural health products and functional foods, bioproducts and bioprocesses, and agbiotech sectors. Saskatchewan offers outstanding science R&D infrastructure, a talented workforce, quality raw materials and a solid business environment. For more information about the bioscience sector in Saskatchewan, please visit www.saskatchewanbiosciences.ca. For more information about Ag-West Bio, visit www.agwest.sk.ca

Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Agriculture
Innovation Saskatchewan

As the Government of Saskatchewan's central agency supporting innovation in the Province, Innovation Saskatchewan works directly with industry and other stakeholder groups to encourage the commercialization of technology and increased productivity for economic benefit to the Province. It also plays an important coordinating role with other ministries and Crown corporations to ensure that policies
and priorities across government are aligned with the innovation agenda.

McCarthy Tétrault
McCarthy Tétrault established its position as Canada's premier full-service law firm by understanding its clients' businesses, providing the right skills and expertise, and developing customized client-focused service teams to fully meet its clients' needs in a highly responsive, efficient and financially disciplined manner.

Our biotechnology lawyers are recognized as market leaders, are active participants in the life sciences community and have a deep understanding of the industry. Our lawyers provide assistance with all matters integral to the agricultural and biotechnology industries, including private and public equity and debt financing and merger and acquisition transactions, licensing agreements, research and development agreements and joint ventures.

Copper Level

Agriview Inc.
The eyes and ears of the agriculture and food industry. From research to investments, Agriview can provide you with the resources you need. Agriview can assist with strategic planning right through to corporate governance.

Alberta Canola Producers Commission (ACPC)
The Alberta Canola Producers Commission (ACPC), founded in 1989, was the province's first refundable check-off producer organizations. The mandate of the Commission, reflected in its mission statement, is to increase the long term profitability of Alberta canola growers through research, promotional activities, consumer and producer education programs, and policy development. The Commission in no way regulates or is involved with the production, buying or selling of canola.

Biotechnology Focus
Biotechnology Focus is the leading news authority for the Canadian life sciences industry. The mandate of Biotechnology Focus is to offer editorial coverage of Canadian industry news as it happens, and to ensure executives and decision-makers have a definitive source they can rely on to keep them abreast of changing trends.

Canada is recognized as a hotbed of great scientific research that is looking for commercialization opportunities. Biotechnology Focus offers a medium where principal investigators, entrepreneurs and life sciences industry executives find useful information, advice, insights, resources and inspiration for running and growing their businesses.

Biotechnology Focus offers a broad range of communications services from print media to a full gamut of online media including; blogs, enewsletters, social media outreach to help the industry to stay connected. For more information please visit us at www.biotechnologyfocus.ca

Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA)
Representing Canada's 43 000 canola farmers.

EGroup Canada
Furniture for the Resting Areas donated by EGroup Canada

Iris Meck Communications Inc.
Over the past decade-plus, IMCI has provided communications services from simple creative projects such as corporate stationary to complicated reports and websites. IMCI has organized many forums, conferences, workshops, product launches, facility openings and social gatherings for clients primarily in the agriculture and food industry. Our event management service includes conceiving, theming, organizing, managing logistics, sponsorship fund raising, registration and banking, promoting and executing a successful event right down to the post evaluation. No matter how complicated the details, we just simply say "handled. It's done".

Nexus Exhibits Ltd.
Banner stands donated by Nexus Exhibits Ltd.

Nexus Exhibits Ltd. is a full –service tradeshow display company which offers design , in-house graphic production , and a variety of visual presentation systems from portable to custom displays. Established in 1979 we have built a solid reputation across western Canada for reliable service and product quality. We are pleased to be one of the sponsors for ABIC 2013 . For more information on our company please go to www.nexusexhibits.com.

Pocket Program

Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund Ltd (ACIDF)
Operating under the direction of the crop industry, ACIDF is an independent, not-for-profit company. We support selected crop related industry development activities, which range from discovery research through market development, and on to product development. Current priorities for investment include projects which improve livestock feed competitiveness, integrated crop management, gene trait/ variety development and commercial development of Alberta crop-based products. Visit us online at www.acidf.ca

Poster Competition

Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 27,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life. For more information about us please go to www.syngenta.com.

Daily Newsletter

MNP is one of the largest chartered accountancy and business consulting firms in Canada. For more than 65 years, we have proudly served and responded to the needs of our mid-market clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Through partner-led engagements, we provide a cost-effective approach to doing business and personalized strategies to help you achieve your goals.

Delegate Conference Bag

Life Science Association of Manitoba
LSAM is dedicated to a vibrant and sustainable Manitoba Life Science industry focused on the creation and production of innovative tools and products through scientific advancements to improve the daily life of the global population and to increase industry-wide economic growth.

LSAM provides leadership by serving as the voice of the industry and the catalyst for a stronger, more innovative and prosperous life science sector in Manitoba. It integrates the industry's diverse components into a cohesive and unified effort and in doing so it significantly contributes to the improvement of Manitoba's economy and its citizens' quality of life. The future of the life science industry will be secure through sustained and supported scientific and technological innovation, leading to the development and commercialization of products that improve global health and quality of life.

Resting Area

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC)
The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) serves as the single voice for all of Alberta's 11,000 plus wheat producers. In an effort to increase the long-term profitability of our producer members, the AWC plays a key role in supporting innovative research and market development opportunities, advocating for and promoting initiatives that help build capacity and encourage investment in Alberta's wheat industry, and developing future farm leaders through progressive extension and educational activities. www.albertawheat.com

Bioindustrial Innovation Centre
The focus of the Bioindustrial Innovation Canada is to help Canada become a globally recognized leader in taking sustainable feedstock, such as agricultural and forestry by-products and wastes, and turning these renewable resources into energy and value-added chemicals for use in applications ranging from construction to automotive parts.

BIC has had a mandate to build support Bioindustrial clusters across Canada, using the Sarnia cluster as a model. Sarnia cluster complements the petroleum industry that has been there for over 100 years – creating the Biohybrid Chemistry Cluster. BIC also established the Sustainable Chemistry Fund to support the development of new green and sustainable technologies and the investments were managed by Sustainable Chemistry Alliance with support from BIC.

BIC and SCA are now managed as a partnership to continue to manage investments and to support the development of Bioindustrial clusters across Canada.

Charging Station

Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre
The Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre is an internationally recognized business accelerator for entrepreneurs, researchers, and companies (early-stage to multi-nationals) who are growing businesses in the cutting edge field of agriculture technology. With partnerships in five continents, we are able to provide a single point of contact for specialized industry knowledge and market expertise, that help companies at any stage find capital and grow their businesses.
At the Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre we work with companies to solidify business plans, enter new markets or innovate existing ones, fund global business trips worth millions in sales, accelerate the commercialization of research discoveries and create profitable business opportunities for agriculture producers and processors. The Centre is comprised of many valuable companies, such as Bioenterprise Corporation, Ontario Agri-Food Technologies, Soy 20/20 as well as necessary legal, financial and investment assistance.

Concurrent Session - Tuesday Afternoon Health

Manitoba Agri-Health Research Network
Turning agri-food ideas into healthy opportunities is the mission of the Manitoba Agri-Health Research Network Inc (MAHRN). Our research, development and commercialization activities focus on plant and animal bioactives. MAHRN is anchored by world-class entities including Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM); Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals (RCFFN); Food Development Centre (FDC) and NuEats Food Innovation. MAHRN has formed innovative commercial partnerships with grower organizations, small businesses and international organizations who share our commitment to advancing the quality of life through the provision of research supported healthy food and food ingredients.

Life Sciences Queensland Ltd.
Life Sciences Queensland Ltd (LSQ) is an opportunity for industry stakeholders to come together and cooperate to grow their businesses and help create a dynamic, internationally competitive and sustainable life sciences industry in Queensland, Australia. LSQ is dedicated to working with its Members to promote the concept of a "bioeconomy" and to provide leadership, promotion and growth opportunities for life science firms and organisations that are working to leverage investments already made in the sector in order to achieve a diversified and robust economy.

Nutrition/Energy Breaks - Monday Morning

AdFarm is an integrated marketing, branding and digital agency with an uncommon expertise in agriculture. Our mission is to be a catalyst for the advancement of agriculture. We do this by bringing together various sectors of agriculture to encourage dialogue and collaboration, and by driving deeper into the market to help our clients effectively communicate their products and services. www.adfarmonline.com

Nutrition/Energy Breaks - Monday Afternoon

Andrukow Group Solutions Inc.
As an independent agricultural retail business in Alberta, our mission is to ensure the sustainability of our growers, and make them better, stronger and proud of their profession every day. Innovative, forward-thinking vision is key in producing the kind of quality, safe food that will satisfy ever-growing global demand; and is a major driver in how we partner with our growers to ensure their integral role in producing this food continues today, and for generations. On behalf of Andrukow Group Solutions and Partners, welcome to ABIC 2013. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to agriculture, and seeking to make our industry, and our world a better and stronger place.

Nutrition/Energy Breaks - Tuesday Afternoon

CropLife Canada
CropLife Canada is the trade association representing the manufacturers, developers and distributors of plant science technologies, including pest control products and plant biotechnology, for use in agriculture, urban and public health settings.

Nutrition/Energy Breaks - Wednesday Morning and Wednesday Afternoon

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) works with Alberta's agriculture producers and commercial enterprises to ensure they have the tools they need to be successful. AFSC helps Alberta producers grow, offering crop, hail and livestock insurance; income stabilization programs; and lending products and services. AFSC is a Crown corporation with more than 55 offices located across Alberta. Visit www.AFSC.ca for more information.

Supporter Level

Agri Digest
The pan-Canadian journal of issues and events in agriculture, an online-only publication produced the first of each month. No subscription fee.

To learn more, visit our website at agridigest.com.

BIOTECanada is the national industry association with nearly 250 members, reflecting the diverse nature of Canada's health, industrial and agricultural biotechnology sectors. In addition to providing significant health benefits for Canadians, the biotechnology industry has quickly become an essential part of the transformation of many traditional cornerstones of the Canadian economy including manufacturing, automotive, energy, aerospace and forestry industries.

Canadian Seed Growers' Association (CSGA)
The Canadian Seed Growers' Association (CSGA) represents Canadian seed growers and provides leadership as the sole organization to monitor and certify pedigreed seed for all agricultural crops in Canada except potatoes. Seed crop certification is a program of planned production, record keeping, unbiased inspections, and rigid standards to ensure the production of high quality, variety specific seed. Whether by traditional means or with the use of biotechnology, plant breeders continue to produce superior varieties of field crops. By overseeing production of seed crops, CSGA provides the vital link between plant breeders and farmers who benefit from these advances. The blue Certified tag is a symbol of the high quality standards of certification assuring dependable performance.

GrowSafe Systems Ltd.
The GrowSafe "Big Data" platform is changing the way livestock are measured, managed, and treated ensuring safe, healthy, quality protein produced sustainably.

Innovation Place
Saskatchewan is home to one of the most dynamic bioscience clusters in Canada. Over twenty agricultural science firms are based at Innovation Place in Saskatoon. These companies work tirelessly to increase agricultural yields, value and resistance; create preventative and therapeutic drugs; provide environmental solutions; and much more. They collaborate with each other, with researchers at the University of Saskatchewan, and with private companies from around the world. Research and development related to canola, wheat and pulse crops has had an incredible impact on worldwide production, making Saskatchewan a world leader in both research and production.

Smart & Biggar
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is Canada's largest firm practicing exclusively in intellectual property and technology law with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Since our inception over a century ago, we have been dedicated to one purpose -- providing the highest quality advice and service to leaders in industry and research. We are proud that our leadership has been consistently lauded by numerous independent surveys that place us at the forefront of their rankings.

To learn more, visit our website at smart-biggar.ca.