Meet our Speakers

Tuesday, March 12 2019

10:00am – 3:30pm            Pre-Conference Workshops

2:00pm – 6:00pm              Industry AGM’s

6:00pm                            Trade Show | Reception

Wednesday, March 13th 2019

7:30am – 5:30pm            Trade Show Open

8:15am – 4:00pm            Conference Speaker Sessions

4:30pm – 5:30pm           Trade Show Reception

5:30pm                          Comedian | Taste of Alberta

Thursday, March 14th 2019

7:30am  – 12:00pm        Trade Show Open

8:00am – 12:15pm          Conference Speaker Sessions

Brad Wall

Special Advisor | Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Former Premier of Saskatchewan

Amber MacArthur

Tech Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author, TV Host

Chief Clarence Louie

First Nations Leader & Businessman

Osoyoos Indian Band

Sponsored by: AltaGas


Dr. Frank Mitloehner

Professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist, Department of Animal Science

University of California

Sponsored by Zinpro Performance Minerals


Dr. Sylvain Charlebois

Professor in Food Distribution and Policy, Dalhousie University


Marie-Noëlle Desrochers

Director, Trade Negotiations Division

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.


Marty Seymour

Director, Industry and Stakeholder Relations

Sponsored by: Farm Credit Canada

Danny Hooper

Master of Ceremonies

Sponsored by UFA


Brett House

Vice-President and Deputy Chief Economist


John Hastings


Sponsored by Cargill Animal Nutrition


Brett Stuart

Founding Partner, Global AgriTrends

Sponsored by TD Bank Agricultural Services


Brian Perillat 

Manager, CanFax


Dr. Art Douglas

Creighton University


Pre-Conference Workshop

Navigating the Temporary Foreign Worker Program  Staying Compliant from LMIA to Work Permit

Presented by:  Newland Chase

March 12, 2019

10:00am – 12:00pm




Pre-Conference Workshop

Calf Vaccinations – Emerging Knowledge and Trends

Presented by:

Dr. Claire Windeyer | Associate Professor UCVM, Adjunct Professor WCVM

Dr Craig Dorin DVM | Veterinary Agri-Health

March 12, 2019

10:00am – 12:00pm



Pre-Conference Workshop

Regulations – Limitations – Collaboration – Opportunities: What E-ID can do for you!

Presented by: Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and BIX Systems

March 12, 2019

12:30pm – 2:00pm




Pre-Conference Workshop

Canadian Beef Sustainability Pilot Update

Presented by: Emily Murray | GM, McDonald’s Beef – Cargill

March 12, 2019

2:00pm – 3:30pm




Pre-Conference Workshop

An In-depth Look into Alberta’s Electricity and Natural Gas Markets

Presented by: AltaGas

March 12, 2019

3:00pm – 4:00pm




Western Stock Growers Association AGM

March 12, 2019





Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association AGM

March 12, 2019