OTTAWA, Dec. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - December 3, former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney will open the GrowCanada Conference, the premier agriculture event of the year.
Over the course of the two-day conference Mulroney and the other speakers will address the theme of this year's conference – Optimism and Opportunities. Agriculture is one of the most important sectors in Canada and around the world, and it is driving innovation to help address some of the world's most pressing challenges. Sometimes these challenges seem insurmountable, but agriculture is an optimistic industry focused on turning challenges into opportunities.
Speakers at this year's conference include:
- Brian Mulroney, Canada's 18th prime minister
- Inside Ottawa: the pundits panel:
- Tasha Kheiriddin, political commentator and columnist, National Post and iPolitics
- Paul Wells, senior columnist, Maclean's magazine
- Althia Raj, Huffington Post Canada's Ottawa bureau chief
- Susan Delacourt, senior political writer, the Toronto Star
- Terry O'Reilly, host, CBC Radio's Under the Influence and author of The Age of Persuasion
- Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld, Skydiving World Champion and author of Above all Else
The GrowCanada conference brings together approximately 500 leaders in Canadian agriculture to exchange ideas, explore cutting edge insights and build a stronger and more vibrant Canadian agricultural sector that ultimately contributes to a better world.
The conference will take place at the Ottawa Westin Hotel, Dec. 3 and 4. For more information on the GrowCanada Conference and a full schedule of events visit: www.growcanadaconference.ca.
About the GrowCanada partnership
The GrowCanada partners form an informal coalition of national stakeholders working together to promote and advance innovation in Canada. The coalition was formalized in 2009 with a vision for Canada to be a world leader in providing new products and innovative solutions for agricultural, nutritional, health, energy, and environmental challenges in Canada and around the world, so that all Canadians can enjoy the economic, environmental and social benefits of the bio-economy.
The partners are:
The Barley Council of Canada
Canada Grains Council
Canadian Canola Growers Association
The Canadian Federation of Agriculture
The Canadian Fertilizer Institute
The Canadian Horticultural Council
The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association
The Canadian Seed Trade Association
The Canola Council of Canada
The Grain Growers of Canada
The Soil Conservation Council of Canada
SOURCE: CropLife Canada
For further information: Erin O'Hara, 613-608-3446, firstname.lastname@example.org