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AIC Past Webinars

The Future of Agri-Food Research and Innovation

March 22, 2021 – Webinar #1 – The Future of Agri-Food Research and Innovation in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

  • Ted Bilyea, Chief Strategy Officer, Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute
  • Art Froehlich, President and CEO, AgriView Inc/Froehlich Farm
  • The Honourable Gerry Ritz, P.C., Formerly Canada’s Minister, Agriculture and Agri-Food (2007-2015)

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April 28, 2021    Webinar #2 – Agriculture and Climate Change: International perspectives on the role of research to reduce the sector’s carbon footprint

  • Dr. Zitouni Ould-Dada, Deputy Director for the Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment (Food and Agriculture Organization)
  • Dr. Claudia Ringler, Deputy Division Director Environment and Production Technology Division (International Food Policy Research Institute)
  • Dr. Sally Rockey,  Executive Director (Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research)

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2020 Virtual Conference
Today’s Investment Climate and Agri-Food Research

November 10th, 2020 – Session #1 – Setting the Stage: Importance of investment in agri-food research and innovation and their RoI

  • Rebbecca Clarke Vice-President and Treasurer, Farm Credit Canada;
  • Andrew Schrumm, Senior Manager, Research, RBC Thought Leadership.

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November 17th, 2020 – Session #2 – Is there an investment gap for agri-food research and innovation?

  • Laurie Dmytryshyn, Chief of Equity Investments, PIC Investments;
  • Lynne Godlien, CEO, Perennia Food and Agriculture;
  • Dave Smardon, President and CEO, BioEnterprise;
  • Alison Sunstrum, Founder & CEO, CNSRVX Inc.

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November 24th, 2020 – Session #3 – Venture Capital and Banking: How they work and what they want

  • Warren Bergen, President, AVAC Ltd.;
  • Eric Dillon, Chief Executive Officer, Conexus Credit Union;
  • Andrew Heintzman, Managing Partner, InvestEco Capital Corp.

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December 1st, 2020 – Session #4 – A Better Investment Climate: Government investment and taxation

  • Dr. Emily Gray, Agricultural Policy Analyst, OECD;
  • Carla Ventin, Senior Vice President, Food and Consumer Products of Canada;
  • Jesse Vincent-Herscovici, Vice President, Business Development, Mitacs.

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Agri-Food Post COVID-19 Webinar

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