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Agri-Food Innovation Council 2021 Annual Conference



Agri-Food Research and Innovation in Service of a Net-Zero Carbon Economy

October 25 – 26, 2021
Sheraton Conference Hotel (Queen Street)
Toronto ON

All participants at the 2021 Conference are required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination.  


The Canadian agri-food sector has been called on to play a critical role toward the achievement of net-zero emission goals.

Innovation will be key to driving clean growth in agri-food while simultaneously increasing productivity. Expanding carbon sequestration, using biomass and agricultural waste as sources of energy, and improving input efficiencies are but a few solutions that have been and continue to be explored.

Join us at this year’s annual conference as we explore timely issues linked to environmental, sustainability, and productivity objectives.

Event Details

The Canadian agri-food sector has been called on to play a critical role toward the achievement of net-zero emission goals. While greenhouse gas emissions from some agri-food practices, others simultaneously act as a carbon sink by, as an example, sequestering carbon in the soil. This can, in turn, help improve soil productivity, effectively contributing to both environmental and sustainability goals.

Clean growth in agri-food will be greatly enabled by innovation. Expanding carbon sequestration, using biomass and agricultural waste as sources of energy, and improving input efficiencies are but a few solutions that have been and continue to be explored. With food demand showing no sign of abating over the next decades, reducing the sector’s carbon footprint while increasing its productivity will require a concerted response supported by intelligent planning. 

This year’s annual conference is timely in view of Canada’s commitment, our southern neighbour’s change of direction on the issue and a global push for a better understanding of how agri-food can contribute positively to the situation.


Schedule at a Glance

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View available speaker biographies here.

Partnership Opportunities

This year’s conference theme is Agri-Food Research and Innovation in Service of a Net-Zero Carbon Economy.

Why you should partner with AIC 2021:

  • Showcase your company’s talent amongst decision makers & thought leaders
  • Increase visibility of your products, services or brand to an influential audience
  • Participate in important discussions that can influence policy direction
  • Network with colleagues and attendees from across the country
  • Make new acquaintances with like-minded representatives and members from the sector.

Click here to see our Partnership Opportunities.

Venue & Accommodations

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen Street
Toronto ON

1-888-627-7175

Book your accommodation

Delegates can take advantage of the group rate set at $249.00 (plus applicable fees and taxes).

Click here to book your accommodations.

Or by calling call toll free line at 1-888- 627-7175 stating that you are with the Agri-food Innovation Council AIC Conference block, to reserve at the special rate

Please note that the room block will be released on October 8th.

Registration

We invite you to register for this event.

Take advantage of our early bird rates to save on the registration cost!

 Rate as of July 30th 2021Early Bird Rate by July 29th, 2021  
AIC Members  $375 plus HST *$325 plus HST *
Non-member$475 plus HST$425 plus HST

*AIC Members will receive the discount at checkout by using the ‘Member Discount Code’ received through email communication. If you have not received your ‘Member Discount Code’, please contact office@aic.ca.


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