Conference Agenda

The 2018 BC Dairy Industry Conference is held at the new Parq Vancouver.

Wednesday, November 28

1:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Pre-Conference Session - Farm Business Planning: Work In Progress Workshop (additional $15 fee per person)
Presented by Cedric MacLeod, MSc., PAg
Sponsored by MNP LLP

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Conference Registration

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Welcome Reception                                                                Sponsored by RBC & Trouw Nutrition

Thursday, November 29

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 by Pierre Lampron and Jacques Lefebvre, Dairy Farmers of Canada

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

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Nutrition Break & Exhibitor Hall
Sponsored by Agropur

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Morning Break-out Sessions

So You Want to Farm - Opportunities and challenges facing the next generation farm managers
Presented by Cedric MacLeod, MSc., PAg
Sponsored by MNP LLP

Antibiotic Resistance in Production Animals and Humans, and What We can Do in the Canadian Dairy Industry
Presented by Dr. Herman Barkema
Sponsored by CanWest DHI

Trade Update
Presented by Aaron Fowler.

The Changing Face of Canada & the Multicultural Opportunity in the Dairy World
Presented by Bobby Sahni, MBA & Howard Lichtman, MBA, JD

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 - 2:15 pm

Afternoon Address

Keynote Speaker                                                                   
Saturated Fat and Cardiovascular Disease: Then and Now
Presented by Dr. Andrew Samis
Sponsored by Farm Credit Canada

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Nutrition Break & Exhibitor Hall
Sponsored by KPMG LLP

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Afternoon Break-out Sessions

So You Want to Farm - Opportunities and challenges facing the next generation farm managers
Presented by Cedric MacLeod, MSc., PAg
Sponsored by MNP LLP 

Antibiotic Resistance in Production Animals and Humans, and What We can Do in the Canadian Dairy Industry
Presented by Dr. Herman Barkema
Sponsored by CanWest DHI

Trade Update
Presented by Aaron Fowler.

The Changing Face of Canada & the Multicultural Opportunity in the Dairy World
Presented by Bobby Sahni, MBA & Howard Lichtman, MBA, JD

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

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, November 30

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast 
Sponsored by TD Bank Group

8:30 am - 9:00 am

BC Dairy Association AGM

9:00 am - 9:30 am

BC Milk Marketing Board AGM

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Producer Energy Boost
Sponsored by TAXI

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Fall Producer Meeting

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Producer Q&A

Other Industry Events

Wednesday, November 28

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

BC Branch of Holstein Canada AGM