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RICHMOND

June 24 – 26, 2019

Join us in beautiful Richmond, BC, Canada for the 2019 IBO Summit.
Through continuous research and innovation, we are setting standards and winning fans among consumers and industry alike. From food safety to sustainable practices, ours is an industry that is building strength on strength.

Today, the blueberry industry holds endless opportunities for growth. The Future is Bright Blue.

AGENDA

Field Day Bus Tour

8:00 am to 4:00 pm; trip to a local retailer and a valley blueberry farm


OPENING KEYNOTE
HONOURABLE LANA POPHAM
MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE
9:00 to 9:45 am – OPENING CEREMONY, Video & PLENARY (Women in Agriculture – Minister of Agriculture)

9:45 to 10:30 am – Overview of BC Blueberry Industry

10:30 to 11:15 am – Break in Exhibits

11:15 am to 12:15 pm – World Production Stats – Cort Brazelton

12:15 to 12:45 pm – Top 10 Producing Countries Panel – moderated by Cort Brazelton

12:45 to 2:15 pm – LUNCH in Exhibits

2:15 to 2:45 pm – Leslie Wada – Blueberry Health Research

2:45 to 3:45 pm – Retailer Panel

3:45 – 4:45 pm – Break in Exhibits

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Gala Dinner


MORNING KEYNOTE
JIM BOTTOMLEY
9:00 -10:00 am – PLENARY (Futurist, Jim Bottomley)

10:00 – 10:45 am – Break in Exhibits

10:45 am – 11:45 pm – Breakout #W01 Fruit Quality
10:45 am – 11:45 pm – Breakout #W02 Technology

11:45 am -1:15 pm – LUNCH in Exhibits

1:15 – 2:15 pm – Breakout #W03 Marketing and Promotions
1:15 – 2:15 pm – Breakout #W04 Substrate Production

2:30 – 3:30 pm – Breakout #W05 Post Harvest and Logistics Panel
2:30 – 3:30 pm – Breakout #W06 Breeding and Genetics

3:45 – 4:45 pm – CLOSING PLENARY

VENUE

Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
7551 Westminster Hwy
Richmond, BC V6X 1A3, Canada

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