Canada’s Agriculture Day 2020 in Ottawa

Join us February 11, 2020

Canada’s Agriculture Day in Ottawa, hosted by Agriculture More Than Ever, brings together people involved in Canadian agriculture, food and agribusiness.

Spend the day with agvocates, industry leaders and youth from across Canada to discuss and share ideas about the future of food. After, enjoy an evening reception that reflects our diverse industry and celebrates the food we love.



Register for Canada's Agriculture Day Ottawa

Event details

Day session: The Future of Food

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Doors open at 9 a.m.)
Delta Ottawa City Centre
Lunch and refreshments included

 

Evening reception: Celebrate the Food we Love

5:30 – 8 p.m.
Sir John A. Macdonald Building

 

Cost:

Early bird price (until December 13): $140+ hst
Price after December 13: $190 + hst

 

Attendees are automatically registered for both events. Tickets are 100% non-refundable but can be transferred to another person.

 

We’ve also secured rooms at discounted event rate at Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre .

 

Guidelines and requirements:

  • Attendees: This event is exclusively for registered or invited guests who live in Canada and involved in the food industry including agriculture, agri-food and agribusiness. We reserve the right to refuse or cancel registrations, including those intended as a basis for entry into Canada.

 

  • Shared Participant List:  We’ve created a shared contact list that will be available to all attendees.  By opting in when you register, you agree to have your name and the names of nayone you’ve signed up to be added.

 

  • Media:  Photographs, video or audio recordings will be taken during the event.  FCC may use any of these for media communications or promotional materials relating to Ag Day in Canada, Ag More Than Ever, and similar announcements or releases to promote the agricultural sector in Canada.

Schedule

  • Event location:
    Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre

  • The future of food

  • 9:00 a.m.

    Registration / Networking Coffee

  • 10:00 a.m.

    Welcome / Opening Remarks

    Darlene McBain, Emcee

  • 10:15 a.m.

    Agvocay

    Todd Klink, Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer, FCC

  • 10:25 a.m.

    Greetings

    Mary Robinson, President, Canadian Federation of Agriculture

  • 10:30 a.m.

    Keynote

    Antoinette Benoit, Chief Marketing Officer, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada

  • 11:00 a.m.

    Virtual Farm Tour

    Andrew Campbell, Farmer/Advocate/Speaker, Fresh Air Media

  • 11:15 a.m.

    Panel: Moderated by: Jean-Marc Ruest, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel Richardson International Limited

    Bryce Eger, President, Corteva-Agriscience; Trevor Heck, President, Syngenta Canada Inc.;

  • 12:00 Noon

    Lunch/Networking

  • 1:15 p.m.

    Keynote

    TBD, Alibaba

  • 1:45 p.m.

    Keynote

    Michiel Bakken, Director of Global programs for Real Estate & Workplace Services, Google

  • 2:15 p.m.

    Fireside Chat

    Michael McCain, President and Chief Executive Officer, Maple Leaf Foods and Diane Brisebois, President and Chief Executive Officer, Retail Council of Canada

  • 2:45 p.m.

    Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau

    Minister, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

  • 3:00 p.m.

    Networking break

  • 3:45 p.m.

    Keynote

    Cheryl Pounder

  • 4:25 p.m.

    Closing remarks

    Darlene McBain, Emcee

  • Reception Location:
    Sir John A. Macdonald Building

  • Let's celebrate the food we love

  • 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Networking reception

    Location: Sir John A. Macdonald Building

Speakers

Darlene McBain, Emcee Manager Industry Relations, FCC

Darlene McBain, Emcee

Manager Industry Relations, FCC

Todd Klink EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, FCC

Todd Klink

EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, FCC

Mary Robinson President, Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA)

Mary Robinson

President, Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA)

 

 

Antoinette Benoit Chief Marketing Officer, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada

Antoinette Benoit

Chief Marketing Officer, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada

Antoinette Benoit joined McDonald’s Canada as Chief Marketing Officer in 2014.  Prior to this, she was Vice President of Strategy & Insights at McDonald’s Europe, where she held positions on the Management Team and chaired the Strategy & Insights Leadership Team. 

A native of Paris, Antoinette joined McDonald’s France in 1997 and held numerous progressive positions including: Marketing Manager of Kids & Family, Senior Marketing Manager of Brand, Food & Value, and Director of Menu InnovationAntoinette has also held product management roles at Unilever and Colgate Palmolive France.   

 

Jean-Marc Ruest, Moderator Senior VP, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel, Richardson International Limited

Jean-Marc Ruest, Moderator

Senior VP, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel, Richardson International Limited

Jean-Marc joined Richardson International Limited in 2002. He is currently Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel, managing legal affairs for Richardson International, its subsidiaries and general corporate affairs.

 

Jean-Marc has been actively involved in Canadian agricultural policy matters as the current Chairman of Cereals Canada and as a member of the Western Grain Elevators Association Management Committee, the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) Board of Directors and the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity Board of Directors.  He’s also a past Chairman of the Canada Grains Council and involved in numerous community associations.

Bryce Egar President, Corteva-Agriscience

Bryce Egar

President, Corteva-Agriscience

As the President of Corteva Agriscience™ in Canada, Bryce is responsible for leading the Canadian region to achieve above market results and provide legal entity and fiduciary leadership for the corporate units. Bryce leads the Canadian leadership team, as well as the Commercial leadership team. 

 

Bryce has vast experience in leading numerous large businesses through transformation and fundamental shifts to being customer centric and outperforming in the market. He has significant experience in the areas of operations, grain merchandising, sales and sales management, commercial management, seed production, supply chain, operations management, and senior leadership. 

 

Bryce is an executive member of CropLife Canada and also sits on the board of directors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science, and throughout his career he has lived in eight communities in four different provinces. His work has allowed him to meet farmers from coast to coast, while mentoring some of the industry’s top stakeholders and managers. 

 

 

 

Trevor Heck President, Syngenta Canada Inc.

Trevor Heck

President, Syngenta Canada Inc.

Panel #3

Panel #3

TBD Alibaba

TBD

Alibaba

Michiel Bakken Director of Global programs for Real Estate & Workplace Services, Google

Michiel Bakken

Director of Global programs for Real Estate & Workplace Services, Google

Michiel Bakker leads Google’s renowned workplace programs and services for food, transportation, events, sustainability, fitness and well-being, focusing on experiences that enable Googlers to thrive. 

 

From 2012 to 2017, he led Google’s Food program, supporting all initiatives for Google’s global community and developing partnerships to explore broader food systems. Before Google, Bakker spent 17 years with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.  

  

Bakker continues to be involved in the evolving intersection of food, health, and sustainability through his roles in organizations including: the Culinary Institute of America’s Menus of Change the EAT Forum and the Yale School of Management Center for Customer Insights’. 

Michael McCain President and Chief Executive officer, Maple Leaf Foods

Michael McCain

President and Chief Executive officer, Maple Leaf Foods

Michael McCain is President and Chief Executive Officer of Maple Leaf Foods, one of Canada’s flagship food companies. 

 

Michael has been instrumental in establishing Maple Leaf as a strong and sustainable, values-based company with leading brands and market shares across its businesses and a bold vision for the future.  

 

Michael and his team are deeply committed to being the global leader in sustainable proteins, reflected in ambitious goals in the advancement of nutrition, reducing antibiotic use in livestock, animal care, environmental sustainability, and enhancing food security nationally and globally.  

Diane Brisebois President and CEO, Retail Council of Canada

Diane Brisebois

President and CEO, Retail Council of Canada

Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau Minister, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau

Minister, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Keynote TBD - Cheryl Pounder?

Keynote TBD - Cheryl Pounder?

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