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Annual Dairy Policy Conference

About the Event

Mark your calendars and join more than 200 dairy industry leaders, colleagues and peers as we chart a new course for dairy farming in an ever-changing political and economic climate at DFC’s Annual Policy Conference.

This year’s theme Dairy Farming Forward looks at how our sector is responding to changing consumption patterns and attitudes towards dairy. Join us as we examine how dairy is evolving to cement our place in a robust, modern Canadian economy.

Hear from a diverse range of experts and engaging speakers on how we can respond to the challenges facing our sector and maximize on our opportunities. Sessions and topics will include:

  • Award-winning Toronto Star political columnist Chantal Hébert on the minority government and what it means for dairy farmers.

  • Embracing innovation and environmental sustainability.

  • Changing dynamics in the dairy supply chain.

  • And more!

Delegates will include dairy farmers, dairy processors, senior Canadian government officials and other agricultural and dairy stakeholders.

Join us February 4-6, 2020 at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa.

Registration is now closed.

For registration inquiries, contact: Therese Beaulieu Therese.Beaulieu@dfc-plc.ca

Full Registration for DFC Members and Associate Members

(includes Dairy Reception, Business Meeting, all Health Breaks and Lunch on Feb. 5, 2020)

$165.00

Full Registration for Non DFC Members and Government

(includes Dairy Reception, Business Meeting, all Health Breaks and lunch on Feb. 5, 2020)

$250.00

Dairy Reception only

  • (Tuesday, February 4, 2020)
$150.00

Agenda

February 4, 2020

02/04/2020 - 18:00 to 02/06/2020 - 21:00

Annual Dairy Reception

(Ballroom)

Open to Media.

February 5, 2020

02/05/2020 - 07:30 to 08:30

Delegate Breakfast/Networking/Registration

(Adam Room Corridor)

Open to Media.

02/05/2020 - 08:30 to 09:30

Opening of Conference Keynote Speaker

(Adam Room) Special Guest To Be Announced

Closed to Media.

02/05/2020 - 09:30 to 09:45

Opening of Conference

(Adam Room) Pierre Lampron, President, Dairy Farmers of Canada

Open to Media.

02/05/2020 - 09:45 to 10:15

World Market Overview & 2020 Outlook

(Adam Room) Youenn Soumahoro Analyst, Policy and International Trade, Dairy Farmers of Canada

Open to Media.

02/05/2020 - 10:15 to 10:45

Health Break

(Adam Room Corridor)

02/05/2020 - 10:45 to 11:45

Food Security and Diversity: Meeting Millennial Expectations

(Adam Room) Dr. Geneviève Parent Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Laval

Open to Media.

02/05/2020 - 11:45 to 13:00

Lunch

(Ballroom)

02/05/2020 - 13:00 to 14:00

Keynote Speaker

(Adam Room) Chantal Hébert National affairs writer, columnist, and political commentator

Closed to Media.

02/05/2020 - 14:00 to 14:30

Health Break

(Adam Room Corridor)

02/05/2020 - 14:30 to 15:00

Dairy Farming Forward and the Blue Cow

(Adam Room)
Pamela Nalewajek
Vice President of Marketing, Dairy Farmers of Canada

Closed to Media.

02/05/2020 - 15:00 to 15:45

Farm Credit Canada: Supporting Dairy Farmers

(Adam Room) Faith Matchett, VP, Operations and Eastern Ontario, Farm Credit Canada

Open to Media.

02/05/2020 - 15:45 to 16:15

Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, PC, MP (Compton-Stanstead, Quebec)

(Adam Room) Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Open to media.

02/05/2020 - 16:15 to 16:30

Wrap-up for the day

(Adam Room) Pierre Lampron, President, Dairy Farmers of Canada

Open to Media.

February 6, 2020

02/06/2020 - 07:30 to 08:30

Delegate Breakfast/Networking

(Adam Room Corridor)

Open to Media.

02/06/2020 - 08:30 to 08:45

Opening Remarks

(Adam Room) Pierre Lampron, President, Dairy Farmers of Canada

Open to Media. 

02/06/2020 - 08:45 to 09:15

John Barlow, MP (Foothills, Alberta) & Richard Lehoux, MP (Beauce, Quebec)

(Adam Room) John Barlow, MP (Foothills, Alberta) Conservative Party Critic, Agriculture and Agri-Food Richard Lehoux, MP (Beauce, Quebec) Conservative Party Associate Critic, Agriculture and Agri-Food

Open to Media.

02/06/2020 - 09:15 to 09:30

2020 AGM Invitation/Video

(Adam Room)

Open to Media.

02/06/2020 - 09:30 to 10:00

Health Break

(Adam Room Corridor)

02/06/2020 - 10:00 to 10:45

Fireside Chat: Leadership on Climate Change and the Environment

Adam Room) Yaprak Baltacioglu Professor, University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy Chancellor, Carleton University Former deputy minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and Agriculture and Agri-Food

Producers and Processors only. Closed to Media.

02/06/2020 - 10:45 to 12:00

Strategic Planning 2021: An Interactive Session with Dairy Farmers

(Adam Room)

Producers only. Closed to Media.

02/06/2020 - 12:00 to 12:10

Closing Remarks

(Adam Room)
Pierre Lampron, President, Dairy Farmers of Canada

Producers only. Closed to Media.

Accomodations

Fairmont Chateau Laurier

1 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7

Things to do

Ottawa Tourism

This is Ottawa, Canada’s capital. Come experience it for yourself.

Contact

For more information about the event, please contact Pamela Harrod, pamela.harrod@dfc-plc.ca, 613-236-9997.