Poultry Innovations Conference

        Hold the date PIC’s next Innovations Conference will take place           November 21-22, 2019 in London, Ontario.

The Innovations Conference is a biennial event that takes a unique approach to discussing innovations in nutrition, production and welfare with commodity specific breakout sessions and a gala banquet on the Thursday evening.  We anticipate 150 – 175 attendees representing all aspects of the poultry industry.  Please refer back to this page for details on the event line-up and registration August 2019.

Sponsorship opportunities for the event are currently available.  Refer to the table below for your marketing opportunities, or call PIC for more details.

Sponsorship

Description

Cost

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

A special thank you to all of our presenters, attendees and sponsors of our November 2017 event!

Below is the 2017 agenda, should you wish more information on a specific topic, please contact PIC at pic@poultryindustrycouncil.ca

Future Trends Driving Innovation and Processes: where are we headed?Paul Uys, University of Guelph’s Food Institute

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

Federal Policy Changes Driving InnovationsDr. Richard Arsenault, CFIA

Antimicrobial Reduction: alternative products, how they work and how to manage themLisa Hodgins, New Life Mills

Vaccines for Bronchitis: understanding the rules and regulations for new medicinal productsDr. Elise Myers, Merck Animal Health

Benefits of analyzing, utilizing and sharing big data – Karl Bissonnette, agr. LaCoop Fédérée 

Innovative Barn Management: health, quality and energy efficiency in today’s landscapePaul Leatherbarrow, Clark’s Poultry

Carbon credits, Energy and Hydro changes affecting the farmDon McCabe, OFA

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 – Charlie Kostal & Denny Vidakovic, Hybrid  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