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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

Blueberry Farm to Table Bus Tour – Sponsored by the BC Ministry of Agriculture

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

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm; Welcome reception in the Elmbridge Room, Sponsored by RBC


OPENING KEYNOTE
HONOURABLE LANA POPHAM
MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE
8:30 to 9:00 am – Coffee/Tea break in the Exhibits

9:00 to 9:45 am – OPENING CEREMONY, Video & PLENARY (Women in Agriculture – Minister of Agriculture) – Sponsored by Fall Creek Nursery

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

10:30 to 11:15 am – Break in the Exhibits – Sponsored by Terralink

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

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

12:45 to 2:15 pm – LUNCH in the Britannia Ballroom

2:15 to 2:45 pm – Leslie Wada – Blueberry Health Research – Sponsored by Farm Credit Canada

2:45 to 3:45 pm – Retailer Panel

3:45 – 4:45 pm – Break in the Exhibits – Sponsored by Professional Ag Distribution

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Gala Dinner – Sponsored by Oregon Blueberry Farms and Nursery


MORNING KEYNOTE
JIM BOTTOMLEY
8:30 to 9:00 am – Coffee/Tea Break in the Exhibits

9:00 -10:00 am – Morning Keynote (Futurist, Jim Bottomley) – Sponsored by BBC Technologies

10:00 – 10:45 am – Break in Exhibits – Sponsored by Nutrien Solutions

10:45 am – 11:45 pm – Breakout #W01 Fruit Quality & Post Harvest – Sponsored by CIBC
10:45 am – 11:45 pm – Breakout #W02 Technology – Sponsored by Oxbo International Corp

11:45 am -1:15 pm – LUNCH in the Britannia Ballroom

1:15 – 2:15 pm – Breakout #W03 Substrate Production – Sponsored by FPS Corporation
1:15 – 2:15 pm – Breakout #W04 Trade & Market Access – Sponsored by UBC

2:30 – 4:00 pm – Breakout #W05 Marketing and Promotions – Sponsored by Fraser Valley Refrigeration
2:30 – 4:00 pm – Breakout #W06 Breeding and Genetics – Sponsored by UFV

4:00 – 4:30 pm – Break in The Exhibits – Sponsored by Scotiabank

4:30 – 5:00 pm – Closing Ceremony

VENUE

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

The Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel provides a complimentary shuttle 24/7. Pick up is every half an hour; from the airport at approximately 10 minutes past the hour and 20 minutes to the hour. For international arrivals, visitors can exit to the right and the pickup location is under the green canopy. Domestic pickup is on Level 1, one floor below baggage claim.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

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