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

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 28, 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 Red Deer takes place on Thursday, February 4, 2016. RVSP by February 3 at 4 p.m. to Sara O'Halloran at 519-434-1365 ext. 212 or



BASF Knowledge Harvest 2016


Thursday, February 4, 2016  


Westerner Park

4847A 19th Street

Red Deer, AB, Canada T4R 2N7


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

Keynote address: 9:30 a.m.

Interviews: 10:30-11 a.m.


About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $20.6 billion in 2014. For more information about BASF's North American operations, visit

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 over €74 billion in 2014 and around 113,000 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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