May 2, 2019

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM


8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Welcome Remarks

Paul Johnson

Assistant Deputy Minister

Ministry of Agriculture

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

What's Next is Now: Disruptors Defining a New Marketplace

Carman Allison

VP of Consumer Insights


9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Artificial Intelligence in Food and Beverage Processing

Brett Brohl

Managing Director

Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator

Tiffany Stephenson

Chief Marketing Officer

Protein Industries Canada

Protein Industries Canada and Venture Capital Opportunities

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Sean O'Connor

Venture Capital Fund Manager

Conexus Credit Union

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Networking Break

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


12:25 PM - 1:00 PM

Fieldcraft: An ingredient discovery platform

Michael Chapman



1:05 PM - 2:15 PM

Panel: The business case for sustainability in value-added agriculture


Krystal Tendler

Director, Agriculture Awareness Unit

Government of Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture

Jeffrey Fitzpatrick-Stilwell

Sr. Manager of NA Sustainability


Cher Mereweather


Provision Coalition

Jim Smolik

Head of Canada Corporate Affairs


2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

The Mindful Consumer: How to ensure objective analysis wins

Jeff Hilton



3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Networking Break

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Panel: Expanding your business horizons in CPTPP markets

Join Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Global Affairs Canada trade commissioners from Vietnam, Indonesia, Mexico, and Japan for a discussion of new opportunities to diversify your exports under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Keynote: Value-Added Market Strategy

Jo-Ann McArthur


Nourish Marketing

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Networking and Reception

Presented By

Lucio De Martinis

Manager of Sustainability

Saputo Dairy Products Canada

Kirk Westgard

Assistant Deputy Minister

Ministry of Trade and Export Development

Tuan Anh Tran

AAFC Trade Commissioner

Embassy of Canada in Hanoi, Vietnam

Jennifer Rodrigue

First Secretary and AAFC Trade Commisioner

Embassy of Mexico

Takashi Furukawa

AAFC Trade Commissioner

Consulate of Canada in Nagoya Japan

Chris Anderson

Counsellor and Regional Trade Commisioner

Indonesia and ASEAN


Katie Meredith

Sr. Market Development Officer

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Join our 200 industry, government, and non-profit delegates at a networking and reception event with beverages and appetizers at the Top of the Inn in the Sheraton Cavalier.

David Marit

Minister of Agriculture

Government of Saskatchewan

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