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Agri-Food Innovation Expo announces exciting lineup of keynote speakers

This year’s conference welcomes the leading voices in the agri-food industry to the stage.

Agri-Food Innovation Expo is proud to announce an exceptional lineup of keynote speakers for this year's event, taking place from November 28 to 30. This premier conference, located in Red Deer, Alberta, is set to be a transformative experience for both agri-food industry professionals and food enthusiasts alike.

“This conference will provide an invaluable opportunity for the industry to discover how businesses can beter serve today's discerning consumers. Events like these are helping chart the course for the future of the Canadian agri-food industry,” said Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, senior director, Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University. "I’m looking forward to addressing the current climate of food inflation and the ways in which media and advertising are affecting consumer behavior.”

These esteemed experts will bring their wealth of knowledge and insights to the forefront, addressing critical topics that are shaping the future of the agri-food industry. From the impact advertising has on consumer purchasing behavior to innovative strategies for feeding the global population, Agri-Food Innovation Expo promises a diverse range of topics that will benefit businesses, farmers, and the industry as a whole.

Stuart Cullum, president at Red Deer Polytechnic, shared his perspective, saying, "As we embark on this exciting journey with Agri-Food Innovation Expo, we recognize the immense value in bringing together industry leaders, innovators, and consumers under one roof. This event aligns with Red Deer Polytechnic's contribution to Alberta’s economic and social prosperity. I look forward to welcoming participants as we explore the limitless potential of the agri-food industry."

Keynote Speakers:

  • Stuart Cullum, President at Red Deer Polytechnic | Topic: Opening Keynote: The Future of Agri-Food in Alberta

  • Robert Saik, Chief Executive Officer at AGvisorPRO | Topic: Food 5.0 – How We Feed the Future

  • Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Senior Director at Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University | Topic: How Does Advertising Affect Purchasing Behaviour

  • Peter Chapman, Partner at SKUFood | Topic: Getting Value for Your Innovation

This year's Agri-Food Innovation Expo is poised to be a game-changer, fostering conversation and collaboration within the industry. Whether you're an industry insider or a food enthusiast, Agri-Food Innovation Expo offers an exceptional event that promises to redefine and illuminate the incredible opportunities within the Canadian agri-food landscape.

About Agri-Food Innovation Expo

This is the ultimate event for both agri-food businesses and consumers. Agri-Food Innovation Expo will be held November 28 to 30, 2023, at Westerner Park in Red Deer, Alberta, and is a collaboration between Westerner Park and Lethbridge & District Exhibition, alternating between venues each year. For agri-food businesses and farmers, this event is a hub for discovering new tools to help grow and diversify their businesses. For consumers, it's an opportunity to experience and learn about agri-food through hands-on demonstrations and educational sessions. Early bird tickets for the business stream of the conference are on sale until October 1, 2023, and consumer tickets will be launched in late September.

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