Poultry Innovations Conference – Nov 8, 2017 2017-08-23T19:14:44+00:00

Poultry Innovations Conference

November 8th, 2017

Join us on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, at the DoubleTree in London for PIC’s biennial Innovations Conference. This highly anticipated event will address multiple innovative topics pertaining to food safety, environment and consumer perception of the poultry industry. The conference also includes an afternoon session split into commodity-specific groups to address pertinent topics in each sector.  Cost is $100.00 for Members and $125.00 for Non-members and includes the banquet lunch. Marketing / sponsorship opportunities are listed below the agenda.

Click here to register / sponsor on-line.

Tentative Agenda:

7:45-8:30am: Registration

8:30-8:40am: Opening Remarks – Keith Robbins, PIC

8:40-9:15am: Future Trends Driving Innovation and Processes: where are we headed?Paul Uys, University of Guelph’s Food Institute

9:15 – 9:45am: The Implications of Slower-Growing Genetics: is this the future? – Dr. Tatijana Fischer, Once Inc. 

9:45am- 10:15am: Federal Policy Changes Driving InnovationsDr. Richard Arsenault, CFIA

10:15 – 10:45am: Morning Break

10:45am-11:15am: Antimicrobial Reduction: alternative products, how they work and how to manage themLisa Hodgins, New Life Mills

11:15 – 11:35am: Vaccines for Bronchitis: understanding the rules and regulations for new medicinal productsDr. Elise Myers, Merck Animal Health

11:35 – 12:00pm: Benefits of analyzing, utilizing and sharing big data – Karl Bissonnette, LaCoop Fédérée 

12:00 – 12:25pm: Innovative Barn Management: health, quality and energy efficiency in today’s landscapePaul Leatherbarrow, Clark’s Poultry

12:25 – 12:45pm: Carbon credits, Energy and Hydro changes affecting the farmDon McCabe, OFA

12:45 – 2:15pm: Lunch

Break out sessions begin at 2:15

Time Broiler Turkey Layer
2:15 – 2:55 Lighting changes in the Code of Practice for broilers – Why were these changes made (physiology, intensity, welfare, etc.) – Dr. Karen Schwean-Lardner, University of Saskatchewan Innovations in turkey brooding – Speaker TBD Gut Health: Nutritional approaches and how they affect the health of your flock – Dr. Elijah Kiarie, University of Guelph
3:05 – 3:40 Poultry products: where is the market of tomorrow heading? – Chris Sims, University of Arkansas Innovations in turkey vaccines. – Dr. Roberto Soares, Ceva  Immediate implications of the Updated Code of Practice for Laying Hens – Dr. Mike Petrik, McKinley Hatchery
3:50 – 4:30 Gut Health: Nutritional approaches and how they affect the health of your flock – Dr. Elijah Kiarie, University of Guelph Lighting for turkeys, is a turkey a broiler? Different response in turkeys vs. broilers – Dr. Karen Schwean-Lardner, University of Saskatchewan 10 minute update: Egg sexing technology – Harry Pelissero, Egg Farmers of Ontario

Factors Influencing Locomotion Abilities and Aviary Space Use of Laying Hens – Dr. Alexandra Harlander, University of Guelph


Don’t miss out on a marketing opportunity!  We have the following sponsorships available for the conference.

Sponsorship Opportunity Description Cost
General Sponsorship All general sponsors will have their corporate logo on print materials and displayed on signage at the event. $350.00
Food Sponsorship Includes previous level marketing value along with verbal acknowledgment at the event and 1/4 page advertisement in the event booklet and table top tent cards with your corporate logo. $1000.00
Event Sponsorship Includes previous level marketing value along with full page advertisement in the event booklet and your corporate logo on PIC’s website event page. $2500.00
Executive Sponsorship Includes previous level marketing value along with your corporate logo included on registration page and in email blast for event advertising. $5000.00

Highlights from the 2015 Conference.

PIC  partnered with the Canadian Poultry Magazine to host a Joint Innovations – Sustainability Banquet on November 18th.  PIC’s biennial Innovation Conference  was held the following day on Thursday, November 19th, 2015.  The conference theme was Feed, Fuel & Feathers” and took a unique approach to discussing innovations in nutrition and other aspects of poultry production.  Sessions  focused on the Economics of Feed vs. Fuel, surprising information about By-Products, the feeding perspective of a crop geneticist, and much more! Breakout sessions delved into species-specific topics including Production Management & Vitamins, Updated Nutrition Specs, Nutritional Implications of Global Trends & Genetic Developments, and much more!

Banquet Key Note speaker:  Craig Klemmer, Senior Agricultural Economist – Farm Credit Canada’s. Craig gave an engaging talk about sustainable agriculture and FCC’s positive voice for Canadian agriculture through their “Agriculture More than Ever” Camping.  Visit AgMoreThanEver.ca for more information on this campaign.

Craig Klemmer, Farm Credit Canada – Banquet Key Note Speaker

Award Winner: The Ed McKinlay Poultry Worker of the Year Award was presented to Debbie Carroll by PIC’s Chair Ed Verkley.  Congratulations Debbie!  Click here for details.