Conference Agenda

Wednesday, November 27

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Conference Registration

1:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Pre-Conference Session (additional $15 per person)
Making Dollars and Sense – The Seven Practices of Canada's Top Farmers
Presented by Heather Watson
Sponsored by MNP LLP

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

AGM & Conference Registration

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

BC Dairy Association AGM
Sponsored by TD Bank Group

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

BC Milk Marketing Board AGM

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Fall Industry Meeting

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Welcome Reception
Sponsored by RBC & Trouw Nutrition

Thursday, November 28

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Conference Registration

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Breakfast
Sponsored by Scotiabank

8:45 am - 10:00 am

Welcome Plenary Session 

Welcome Address

Dairy Farmers of Canada Update
Presented by Pierre Lampron and Jacques Lefebvre

Dairy Sector: Past, Present, Future 
Presented by Mathieu Frigon

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Nutrition Break & Exhibitor Hall
Sponsored by Agropur

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Managing Farm Risk
Presented by Heather Watson
Sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture

New Marketing: Beyond the Experience
Presented by Canadian Cheese Ambassador, David Beaudoin

New research from UBC's Animal Welfare program
Presented by Dan Weary & Nina Von Keyserlingk

Milk Supply Management After CUSMA and CPTPP: An Economic Policy Analysis
Presented by Al Mussel
Sponsored by Lactanet Canada

Please call the BCDA office to change your breakout selections at 604.294.3775 or login on the registration site to make a change.

11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch 
Sponsored by Ritchie-Smith Feeds & Sure Crop Feeds

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Afternoon Address

Keynote Speaker 
The Forward Factors: Disruptive Ideas that Drive Innovation
Presented by Kevin Stewart
Sponsored by Farm Credit Canada                                                             

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Nutrition Break & Exhibitor Hall
Sponsored by KPMG

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Afternoon Break-out Sessions 

Managing Farm Risk
Presented by Heather Watson
Sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture

New Marketing: Beyond the Experience
Presented by David Beaudoin

New research from UBC's Animal Welfare program
Presented by Dan Weary & Nina Von Keyserlingk

Milk Supply Management After CUSMA and CPTPP: An Economic Policy Analysis
Presented by Al Mussel
Sponsored by Lactanet Canada

Please call the BCDA office to change your breakout selections at 604.294.3775 or login on the registration site to make a change.

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Gala Reception
Sponsored by Vedder Transport Ltd. 

6:45 pm - 10:00 pm

Gala Dinner
Sponsored by BMO

9:00 pm - 9:45 pm

Entertainment

10:00 pm - 1:00 am

Après-Gala Lounge
Sponsored by TAXI and WestGen

Other Industry Events

Wednesday, November 27

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

BC Branch of Holstein Canada AGM