Featured Speakers

We have an exciting panel of speakers lined up for this year's Conference. 

The Holtermans

Lloyd’s focus has always been on genetics, which has resulted in 125 bulls sold to artificial insemination (AI) over a timespan of 30 years. Daphne was World Dairy Expo Woman of the Year in 2009 and has served on numerous boards throughout the years...(read more)

Holterman Speaker

Phil Vanderpol

Phil Vanderpol grew up working with Vanderpol's Eggs Ltd., a local BC company with over 65 years of history. Phil worked in many positions, including running a delivery/sales route throughout the Vancouver region during his summer breaks while at university... (read more)

Phil Vanderpol Speaker

Elaine Froese

As a certified farm family business coach, Elaine specializes in helping farm families work through the tough issues to take action. She creates a safe place for families to meet, plan for change and be clear about expectations. Faith Today magazine has dubbed her “Canada’s Farm Whisperer”... (read more)

Elaine Froese Headshot

Don Mayo

Don Mayo is IMI’s Global Managing Partner, and leads the ROI – Marketing Spend Effectiveness group across IMI’s 100+ clients will the presenter of this session... (read more)

Don Mayo

General Lewis MacKenzie

When it comes to being a leader, few people—anywhere in the world—can approach the level of experience and credibility that military hero retired Major-General Lewis MacKenzie has reached. Considered the most experienced peacekeeper on the planet, MacKenzie distills four decades of experience into ten practical and enduring lessons that can be used to enhance anyone’s leadership style... (read more)

Lewis MacKenzie Speaker

Dan Wong

Dan Wong is President of the Western Dairy Council, the trade association for dairy processors in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Prior to the formation of the Western Council in June 2017, he took on the role of Executive Director for both the British Columbia and Alberta Dairy Councils... (read more)

Dan Wong

Pierre Lampron

The new president of Dairy Farmers of Canada, Pierre Lampron, has been a dairy farmer since 1987, in Mauricie, Quebec. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Producteurs de lait du Quebec in 2000 and appointed to the Board of Dairy Farmers of Canada in 2007... (read more)

Pierre Lampron, President Dairy Farmers of Canada