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AIC Spring Engagement Session

The agriculture and agri-food sector is an opportunity for Canada.  While our exports in agricultural products are at all time high, they are still low in comparison to what they could be if we increased production – while ensuring sustainability, processing capabilities, and enhanced our supply chain.

Food security, food safety and sustainability are at the top of today’s public agenda.  Today’s researchers and innovators are working on solutions.

The Agri-Food Spring Engagement Session is an opportunity to hear about the latest research and how it will create opportunities for Canada.

Join AIC on April 25 and 26, 2023 in Ottawa for this important discussion.


Preliminary Program

April 25

  • 9am – Setting the stage
  • 9.15am – Keynote speaker (Member of Parliament)
  • 10am – Superclusters
  • 10.45am – Break
  • 11am – Sector Initiative Fund projects (EMILY, CAAIN, etc.)
  • 12pm – Networking lunch
  • 1.30pm – Keynote speaker (Dominic Barton)
  • 2.30pm – AAFC clusters (1)
  • 3.30pm – Break
  • 3.45pm – AAFC clusters (2)
  • 4.45pm – End of first day
  • 5.30pm – Reception

April 26

  • 9am – Keynote speaker (impact of agri-food on the economy over the years)
  • 10am – Universities –
  • 10.45am – Break
  • 11am – AAFC clusters (3)
  • 12pm – Networking lunch
  • 1.30pm – Think tanks (GIFS, etc.)
  • 2.30pm – Break
  • 2.45pm – Keynote speaker – Agriculture and Agri-Food are economic opportunities for Canada
  • 3.45pm – Wrap up (AIC CEO)
  • 4.pm – Conference ends

April 27 (For Sponsors and AIC Members only)

  • Parliamentary Meetings in Ottawa (8am – 11.30am)
  • Lunch with stakeholders (11.30am – 1pm)
  • AIC Board meeting (1pm – 4pm)
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