Lt.-Gen. Romeo Dallaire and Clara Hughes to speak at GrowCanada conference

CALGARY, Dec. 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Lt.-Gen. the Hon. Roméo Dallaire (Ret'd) and six-time Olympic medalist Clara Hughes will be highlight speakers at the GrowCanada conference, the premier agriculture event of the year.

Over the course of the two-day conference, various speakers will explore the theme Agriculture Beyond Borders – how Canadian agriculture continues to drive innovation to help address the world's most pressing challenges, while remaining competitive and relevant in international markets.

Additional speakers at the GrowCanada conference include:

  • Jim Carroll, futurist, trends, and innovation expert
  • Vikram Vij, chef, restaurateur, entrepreneur
  • Dr. Maurice Moloney, executive director and CEO, Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS)
  • Water, agriculture and food – future opportunities and challenges panel:
    • James Snider, vice-president, freshwater program, World Wildlife Fund Canada
    • Ryan Yates, director of congressional relations, American Farm Bureau Federation
    • Brent Paterson, president, Paterson Earth and Water Consulting

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 Hyatt Regency Hotel in Calgary, December 1 to 3. For more information on the GrowCanada Conference and a full schedule of events visit:

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
Fertilizer Canada
The Canadian Horticultural Council
The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association
The Canadian Seed Trade Association
The Canola Council of Canada
Cereals Canada
CropLife Canada
The Grain Growers of Canada
Pulse Canada
The Soil Conservation Council of Canada
Soy Canada


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