Mark Cohon to share compelling story on family and teamwork at BASF Knowledge Harvest event

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 18, 2016 /CNW/ - BASF Canada is inviting members of the media to hear keynote speaker Mark Cohon at BASF Knowledge Harvest events across Western Canada. Former Canadian Football League commissioner, Mark Cohon, will share a compelling story on his experiences in the CFL and the importance of teamwork and family, tying in stories of his father, George Cohon, founder and senior chairman of McDonalds Canada and Russia.

The Knowledge Harvest events, which will be held in Red Deer, Winnipeg, Regina and Saskatoon throughout February, are designed to shed light on ways growers can connect with each other to further build their business in agriculture. The event encourages the sharing of knowledge on innovative technology that is shaping the future of plant science in Canada and gives attendees the opportunity to reconnect with the latest BASF crop protection technologies.

The event in Winnipeg takes place on Thursday, February 25, 2016. RVSP by February 24 at 4 p.m. to Sara O'Halloran at 519-434-1365 ext. 212 or


BASF Knowledge Harvest 2016


Thursday, February 25, 2016  


Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre

1808 Wellington Avenue

Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3H 0G3


Welcome and Media Registration: 9:15 a.m.

Keynote address: 9:30 a.m.

Interviews: 10:30-11 a.m.

About BASF

BASF Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, is a subsidiary of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany and an affiliate of BASF Corporation, Florham Park, New Jersey. BASF has nearly 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $19.3 billion in 2013. For more information about BASF's North American operations, visit To find out more about BASF's activities in Canada, visit or follow us on twitter

At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world's leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of about €74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at


For further information: Sara O'Halloran, ON Communication, Tel: (519) 434-1365 x212, E-mail:

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