This is a preliminary agenda, all times and speakers are tentative and subject to change.
All Conference events are hosted at TCU Place.

Tuesday, February 13

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Icebreaker Cocktail Reception - Celebrating Canada’s Agriculture Day #CdnAgDay
hors d’oeuvres sponsored by Meridian Manufacturing Inc.

Wednesday, February 14

7:30 – 8:30 am

Breakfast on the Tradeshow Floor


8:30 – 8:45 am


Opening of the 2018 CAAR Conference


9:45 – 10:30 am


CAAR Annual General Meeting


10:30 – 11:15 am


Networking Break on the Tradeshow Floor
refreshments sponsored by Farm Credit Canada


11:15 am – 12:00 pm


12:00 – 1:00 pm


Networking Lunch on the Tradeshow Floor


1:00 – 2:00 pm


Industry Updates: What You and Your Growers Need to Know
featuring an update from Cereals Canada


2:00 – 5:00 pm


Networking Break on the Tradeshow Floor


   3:00 – 4:30 pm


5:00 – 11:00 pm


CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet

5:00 - 6:30 pm Cocktail Reception
6:30 - 11:00 pm Awards Banquet with Comedian, Dave Hemstad 

Thursday, February 15

7:30 – 8:30 am

Breakfast on the Tradeshow Floor


8:30 – 9:30 am


Possibility Thinking
sponsored by Farm Credit Canada


9:30 – 10:00 am


Diamond & Platinum sponsor presentations


10:00 – 11:00 am


Networking Break on the Tradeshow Floor
sponsored by Farm Credit Canada


11:00 am – 12:00 pm


12:00 – 12:45 pm


Networking Lunch on the Tradeshow Floor
sponsored by BASF


1:45 - 2:00 pm


Final Announcements and Closing of the 2018 CAAR Conference


 

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CAAR Conference Highlights


Icebreaker Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 5:00 - 7:00 pm


Kick off the conference and celebrate Canada's Ag Day on Tuesday evening with the Icebreaker Cocktail Reception, a great opportunity to mix and mingle with friends and make new connections in your industry. 


The Innovation Showdown

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm


Get ready to be wowed by the 2018 CAAR Conference exhibitors at this exciting and fast paced session.

Each contestant will be given two minutes on stage to convince the crowd that their product, offer or service is the greatest with a fun, creative and dynamic presentation!

Click here for more information about the showdown.


CAAR Pro-Ag Investments Auction

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 3:00 - 4:30 pm


Stock up on agri-retail essentials at the Pro-Ag Investments Auction!

With a variety of quality goods and services generously donated, all proceeds support the association and a wide range of initiatives that focus on strengthening the Canadian ag industry.

Click here to learn more about this exciting event.


CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 5:00 - 11:00 pm


Celebrate the achievements of your industry peers at the CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet. Now in its 11th year, the awards dinner recognizes the accomplishments of some of the best and brightest in the agri-retail sector.

Click here to download your application forms for the CAAR’s Choice Awards – email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(Application deadline is Friday, December 1, 2017)

FEBRUARY 13 – 15, 2018   SASKATOON, SK
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