Featured Speakers

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

Dr. Andrew Samis

Dr. Andrew Samis has a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and PhD in Biology from Queen’s University, as well as an MD, general surgery fellowship, and critical care medicine fellowship also from Queen’s...(read more)

Pierre Lampron

The 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)

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Jacques Lefebvre  

Jacques Lefebvre joined the Dairy Farmers of Canada as Chief Executive Officer in January 2018, after leading the Dairy Processors Associations of Canada as its President and Chief Executive Officer for two years.  His career spans over 25 years...(read more)

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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)

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Dr. Herman Barkema

Dr. Herman Barkema completed his DVM degree at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, in 1988.  He spent 2½ years as manager of a large dairy and beef herd in Costa Rica, then taught bovine herd health at Utrecht University and worked as an epidemiologist for the Dutch Animal Health Service while completing his PhD... (read more)

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Cedric MacLeod

Cedric grew up in Carleton County, New Brunswick working in the family concrete construction business.  He developed an early love for agriculture with encouragement from his dad and many construction jobs being in the agricultural field... (read more)

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Howard Lichtman

Howard Lichtman is a founding Partner of Ethnicity Multicultural Marketing + Advertising. Ethnicity is Canada’s leading authority in marketing and communications to a multicultural world...(read more)

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Bobby Sahni

Bobby Sahni is a veteran and thought-leader in the multicultural marketing industry.  Bobby was the Head of Multicultural Marketing at Rogers Communications and has been a pioneer in developing, executing and managing diversity and multicultural marketing initiatives for over 15 years... (read more)

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Aaron Fowler

Aaron Fowler joined Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) as Chief Agriculture Negotiator in August 2018. He had previously spent his career at Global Affairs Canada (GAC)... (read more)

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