November 21-22, 2019 at the
DoubleTree by Hilton London Ontario
300 King Street, London, ON N6B 1S2
The Innovations Conference is a biennial event that takes a unique approach to discussing innovations and their impact on poultry welfare, feed, sanitation and more. We anticipate 150 – 175 attendees representing all aspects of the poultry industry. The conference includes Thursday’s session with lunch and an evening banquet, Friday morning starts with a breakfast at 8:00 am and concludes with sessions split into commodity-specific groups to address pertinent topics in each sector.
Members cost is $200.00 for full event, Non-Members $250.00, Banquet only $75.00.
Registration and sponsorship is now open. Click here to be taken to our on-line registration page.
Below is a listing of sponsorship opportunities and hotel room booking information.
Speakers you will not want to miss:
• The Honourable Senator Rob Black
• Heiner Lehr, CEO of Faromatics – for the first time in Canada speaking about Robotics for broilers!
• Dana McCauley – Food trend tracker will help you anticipate consumer demand, evaluate new business ideas and invest in innovations
|9:30 – 10:30 am Registration||November 21st|
|Opening Remarks||Poultry Industry Council|
|Agriculture is Innovation||The Honourable Senator Rob Black|
|The Agricultural Innovation System||Agri Food Innovation Council Serge Buy Chief Executive Officer|
|Agricultural Innovation Impact||Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa Sandra Schillo|
|12:00 Lunch Networking|
|Future Proofing Strategies||Dana McCauley, Food Trends & Innovation|
|Enhancing bio-security by technology||Dr. Manon Racocet University of Montreal/CFIA|
|Gene editing to improve disease resistance||Dr. Rachel Hawkins, COBB Genetics|
|2:40 pm Break|
|Technology where to from here||Colin Siren, President Kynetecs|
|Poultry Science Cluster 3 Overview||Bruce Roberts, Executive Director Canadian Poultry Research Council (CPRC)|
|Chickenboy The Smart Broiler Robot.||CEO of Faromatics, Heiner Lehr|
|Show me the money (where it is and how to get it).||Margaret May, Regional Coordinator, Ontario Soil and Crop Association, OSCIA|
|4 pm Closing Comments||Al Dam, OMAFRA|
|4:15 pm Hospitality area for Social Hour|
|6:30 -9:30 pm Dinner and Gala Speaker.||Craig Klemmer, Farm Credit Canada Principal Agricultural Economist|
|9:00 am Opening Remarks & Explanation of Breakout Sessions||November 22nd|
|The New World of Antibiotic Control||– Industry panel – Dr. Mike Petrik, McKinley Hatchery, Lisa Hodgins, New Life Mills|
|Hyperspectral Sexing of Eggs||Dr Michael Ngadi, University of Montreal|
2019 Break Out Sessions
|10:00 – 10:35 am||PCR technology to identify and quantify cocci species – Ryan Snyder PhD Candidate, University of Guelph Poultry Health Research Network||Health/Welfare – TBA||Feed Outlook Situation 2020 and Beyond – David Trott, Wallenstein Feed||Resolving Odor, Dust, Noise Problems and Neighbour Disputes using Trees – Todd Leuty, OMAFRA|
|10:45 – 11:15 am||Feed Outlook Situation 2020 and Beyond – David Trott, Wallenstein Feed||Feed outlook situation – Lisa Hodgins||Improve the performance of hatcheries – Ozone Partner||Low density diets for Breeders – Blake Wang, Wallenstein Feeds|
|11:25 – 11:55 am||Chickenboy The Smart Broiler Robot – Faromatics, Heiner Lehr||Health Update – Dr. Ben Schlegel||Potential Health Effects of the Animal Welfare Changes in the Layer Industry, Mike Petrik||Spectrum Lighting, does it works in broiler breeders? – Dr. Grégoy Bédécarrats University of Guelph|
|12:10 – 12:45 pm||Stray Voltage Solutions Agrivolt – TBA||Do Ontario wild turkeys pose a threat at the wildlife-livestock interface? – Amanda McDonald, University of Guelph||Chickenboy The Smart Broiler Robot –Faromatics, Heiner Lehr||Ammonia levels in our barns – TBA|
Lunch will be available at 1 pm
*the broiler breeder session will be a facilitated discussion covering these topics with experts beginning the talk and then an informal discussion by the group.
**Agenda is subject to change without notice.
Hotel Room Booking
We have booked a block of rooms for Wednesday, November 20th and Thursday, November 21st at the DoubleTree at a rate of $135.00. To make you hotel room reservations click the Hilton Link
Should you have issues booking please contact the Hilton directly:
Group Code: PIC
Amanda Shaw | Business Development Manager Direct 519-430-6413
|General||Sponsors corporate logo will be included in the proceeding booklet.||$500.00|
|Food||Sponsors corporate logo will be included in the proceeding booklet. Tent cards with display sponsors logo on tables.||$1,000.00|
|Event Level||Verbal acknowledgement at the event, 1/4 page advertisement space in the print materials, and on the looped slide show. Logo on event page of PIC’s website.||$2,500.00|
|Executive Level||Includes full page advertisement in print materials, advertisement included in looped slide show. Logo included on PIC web-page for the event, on e-mail blast for event advertising and on event registration forms. A special mention in the Feather Forum magazine for the National Poultry Show.||$5,000.00|
Please note that refunds can be made (less $15 cancellation fee) until November 15, 2019. No refunds will be granted after November 15th.
PIC reserves the right to deny registration to any party not affiliated with PIC.