Poultry Innovations Conference

         Registration is open for PIC’s Innovations Conference on

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

Time Broiler Turkey Layer Broiler Breeder
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

Thank you to Event Executive Sponsor

Sponsorship Opportunities




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.