7:30 AM - 8:00 AM


8:15 AM - 8:30 AM

Welcome Remarks

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Value-Added Macro Trends

 Elaine Watson


 FoodNavigator - USA

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Innovation for Smarter Food Manufacturing  

Riana Lynn


Journey Foods

Update on Protein Industries Canada: Ecosystem Development and their 4th Pillar - Sell  

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Networking and Nourishment Break

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Networking and Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Panel: Protecting Your Brand During Times of Crisis

Dr. Shannon Hood-Niefer

Vice President, Innovation and Technology

Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre Inc. 

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saskatchewan Business Success Story & Report on Nuffield Scholar International Research Project

John Cote


Black Fox Farm & Distillery

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Networking and Nourishment Break

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Keynote: Future Proofing Your Agri-Food Business

Dana McCauley

Food Innovation Expert

The University of Guelph

Lyle Orwig

Chairman and Founding Partner

Charleston | Orwig

Myles Hamilton

President & Managin Partner

CanMar Foods, Ltd.

 Rob Hendry


 Miller Thomson Avocats | Lawyers

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Networking and Reception

Join industry, government, and non-profit delegates at our networking and reception event at the Top of the Inn in the Sheraton Cavalier.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Closing Comments

 Paul Johnson 

 Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy

 Government of Saskatchewan - Ministry of Agriculture

 Meghan Gervais

 Intellectual Property Manager

 Protein Industries Canada 

Hon. David Merit

Minister of Agriculture, Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation and 
MLA for Wood River

Government of Saskatchewan

Rick Burton 

Deputy Minister of Agriculture

Government of Saskatchewan 

 Abdul Jalil 

 Assistant Deputy Minister

 Western Economic Diversification Canada

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