Conference Agenda

Wednesday, December 6

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pre-Conference Session - Finding Fairness in Farm Transition, Discuss the Undiscussabull (additional $15 fee per person)
Presented by Elaine Froese
Sponsored by MNP, LLP

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Conference Registration

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Welcome Reception                                                                  Sponsored by Hi-Pro Feeds & RBC

Thursday, December 7

Vancouver Convention Centre West

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Breakfast 
Sponsored by Scotiabank

8:45 am - 10:00 am

Welcome Plenary Session 
Sponsored by DDB and OMD

Welcome Address

Dairy Farmers of Canada Update presented by Pierre Lampron, President

Processor Update presented by Dan Wong, President, Western Dairy Council

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Nutrition Break & Exhibitor Hall 
Sponsored by KPMG, LLP

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Morning Break-out Sessions

Breeding and managing for healthy, drug-free cows; 50 months and counting & Our strategies for success; women leading the charge
Presented by Lloyd & Daphne Holterman
Sponsored by CanWest DHI

Tradition Versus Innovation in the Dairy Industry
Presented by Phil Vanderpol
Sponsored by TBC

Family Conflict Dynamics
Presented by Elaine Froese
Sponsored by MNP, LLP

Marketing Spend Effectiveness and Best Practice Learning
Presented by Don Mayo
Sponsored by Dairy Farmers of 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

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Afternoon Address

Keynote Speaker                                                                          Sponsored by Farm Credit Canada

Lessons on Leadership
Presented by General Lewis MacKenzie

 

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Nutrition Break & Exhibitor Hall 
Sponsored by TBC

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Afternoon Break-out Sessions

Breeding and managing for healthy, drug-free cows; 50 months and counting & Our strategies for success; women leading the charge
Presented by Lloyd & Daphne Holterman
Sponsored by CanWest DHI

Tradition Versus Innovation in the Dairy Industry
Presented by Phil Vanderpol
Sponsored by TBC

Family Conflict Dynamics 
Presented by Elaine Froese
Sponsored by MNP, LLP

Marketing Spend Effectiveness and Best Practice Learning
Presented by Don Mayo
Sponsored by Dairy Farmers of 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.


Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Waterfront Ballroom & Lobby

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Gala Reception 
Sponsored by Vedder Transport

7:00 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 WestGen

Friday, December 8

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Waterfront Ballroom

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast 
Sponsored by TD Bank 

8:00 am - 8:45 am

BC Dairy Association AGM

8:45 am - 9:30 am

BC Milk Marketing Board AGM

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Energy Boost
Sponsored by TBC

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Fall Producer Meeting

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Producer Q&A

Other Industry Events

Wednesday, December 6

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Malaspina Room

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

BC Branch of Holstein Canada AGM