AGILITY Innovation Summit

The Future of Food | Feb 9 & 10, 2017

 

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AGILITY Innovation Summit

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Future of AgTech: Discovering New Opportunities

9:25am-10:40am | SU Ballroom B | Register Now

Our panelists will share their experiences and insight, talk about the trends and successes that are happening here that have global implications, and expose the world of opportunity that exists in AgTech. Hear from:

  • Graeme Lempriere, President and CEO, Clean Seed Capital Group
  • Remi Schmaltz, CEO, Decisive Farming
  • Mark Carlson, Managing Director, Verdex Capital

Ask Me Anything

11:00am-12:00pm | SU Ballroom B | Register Now

Networking Lunch

12:00pm-2:30pm | SU Ballroom B | Register Now

 Big Data, Big Insights: Propelling Food into the Future

12:15pm-1:30pm | Andy’s Place | Register Now

Our panelists will share their experiences, prompt your curiosity, and expose the opportunities that exist now and into the future in the world of big data. You will hear from:

  • Kevin Grant, Chief Technology Officer, Farmers Edge
  • Dr. Robin Winsor, CEO, Cybera
  • Chris Perry, President, CKP Farms Ltd. and Grow the Energy Circle Ltd.

Keynote Address: Innovation and Sustainable Agriculture

1:45pm – 2:30pm | SU Ballroom B | Register Now

Join Mark Thompson, Vice-President, Strategy, with Agrium as he shares global perspectives on the imperatives for innovation in the agri-food sector – and the opportunities that presents.

Ask Me Anything

3:00pm-4:00pm | Andy’s Place | Register Now

Feeding the Future: Prospects in Food Processing

3:05pm – 4:20pm | SU Ballroom B | Register Now

With global population growth, improving income levels in the global middle class and changing diets, there are significant opportunities for new value-added economic activities in agri-food and food processing.

  • Ken Gossen, Executive Director, Food and Bio-Processing, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
  • Carlo Dade, Director, Centre on Trade and Investment Policy, Canada West Foundation
  • John Snell, Senior Vice President, FCM Division of INTL FCStone Financial Inc.

 The Future of Food: Innovation and Technology at Work

4:30pm-6:00pm | SU Ballroom B | Register Now

Better food, healthier lifestyles, Canadian perspectives and competitive advantages, technologies to create more nutritious foods, and more ideas will be covered in this panel moderated by Tom Burke, Senior Investment Advisor, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management.

  • Matt von Teichman, CEO, GreenSpace Brands
  • John P.A. Budreski, Executive Chairman, EnWave Corporation
  • Preet Marwaha, Executive Vice President, Hempco Canada Superfoods

Friday, February 10, 2017

Field and Facility Tours

9:00am-1:00pm | Off Campus | Register Now

A number of field and facility tours that explore innovation in agri-food in the Lethbridge region will take place. These student-only tours have a maximum of 8 participants. Tours include:

  • Renewable Energy and Agriculture
  • Food Processing
  • Innovations in Livestock
  • Advanced Crop Breeding
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Remote Sensing

Investing in Agri-Food Competition

9:00am-1:00pm | Invite Only

Developing and honing skills in market analysis and investment advising is at the heart of this student-only competition. This workshop kicks off the competition to develop and recommend investment advice relative to public-traded Canadian agri-food enterprises to a panel of investors. Students will have face-to-face contact with Tom Burke and other leading investment professionals to prepare them for the rigours of the competition. Finalists will get the opportunity to pitch their advice. Cash prizes are awarded for the top three pitches. The competition is limited to 20 students.

The AGILITY Innovation Summit will adjourn by 1:00 pm.

Creating unlimited possibilities. Through AGILITY, students will learn about innovative thinking and developing ideas from renowned faculty and leaders in the business, creative and research communities. They will work in a cross-disciplinary environment and will have the space, tools and mentorship to bring their ideas to life.

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(Feb 9/10) AGILITY Innovation Summit

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Food is the next big frontier, fertile ground for disruption and innovation in technology, business and social enterprise. On February 9 and 10, 2017, AGILITY at the University of Lethbridge will host the second annual AGILITY Innovation Summit, featuring keynotes, panels, workshops with some of North America’s most renowned leaders in agriculture, agri-food, technology and finance.  See below for our Program Schedule and how to register. Thursday, February 9, 2017 The Future of AgTech: Discovering New Opportunities 9:25am-10:40am | SU Ballroom B | Register Now Our panelists will share their experiences and insight, talk about the trends and successes that are happening here that have global implications, and expose the world of opportunity that exists in AgTech. Hear from: Graeme Lempriere, President and CEO, Clean Seed Capital Group Remi Schmaltz, CEO, Decisive Farming Mark Carlson, Managing Director, Verdex Capital Ask Me Anything 11:00am-12:00pm | SU Ballroom B | Register Now Networking Lunch 12:00pm-2:30pm | SU Ballroom B | Register…

(Feb 2/3) Faculty of Management: Student Professional Development Conference

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Events Open to Public   Ken King President and CEO of the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation “Success is not Magic” – Vision, Passion, Respect and Community 6pm at the Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Center Ken King is President and CEO of the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation, which includes the Calgary Flames, Stampeders, Hitmen and Roughnecks and represents the organizations as Alternate Governor of the NHL and Governor of the CFL, WHL and NLL. Born and raised in Hanley, Sask., Ken assumed his current role in 2001 following a successful 30-year career in the newspaper business that included senior executive positions at the Calgary Sun and Calgary Herald. Throughout his career, he has been acknowledged for his keen business sense, innovative marketing, establishment of healthy corporate relationships and spirited community leadership. He knows great achievements are possible when aspiration and determination are combined with a visionary approach, meaningful…

(Jan 24) Real Life Communications: More than media releases and 140 character texts

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Learn how to attract and retain media (and responsible social media) attention for your business, product or service without annoying reporters or key audiences.  Date: January 42, 2017 Time: 11:30am-1:00pm Location: Tecconnect (3582 – 30 Street North) Student tickets: $5 About the Presenter: Bob Cooney has more than 25 years of experience working in communications, marketing, public relations and media advisory roles for variety of organizations, including a large agricultural society and exhibition organization, two universities and the head office of a co-operative financial institution. His clients range from one-person companies to large not-for-profits. He is trained as a journalist and photographer and has received awards for communications projects that include fundraising campaigns, video productions and a wide variety of writing. His photos have been published in The Globe and Mail and the Wall Street Journal, among other publications. Bob understands media (traditional and social) and has executed projects that…

The University of Lethbridge is ideally and uniquely positioned to prepare students for life in the 21st Century. Specifically, our commitment to liberal education encourages a breadth of perspective, and fosters resilience and mental agility to enhance success in a rapidly changing world. This commitment to entrepreneurialism and innovation will provide students with the opportunity to explore self-directed jobs and careers that can serve to diversify and sustain our economy, enrich our society and assist Alberta to further develop its knowledge economy.

Dr. Lesley Brown | Vice-Provost & Associate Vice-President Academic