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

Wednesday, February 14

7:30 – 8:30 am

Breakfast on the Tradeshow Floor

8:30 – 8:45 am

Opening of the 2018 CAAR Conference

8:45 – 9:45 am

Farmer Panel - Topic & Panelists TBA

9:45 – 10:30 am

CAAR's Annual General Meeting - Featuring membership and advocacy updates

10:30 – 11:15 am

Networking Break on the Tradeshow Floor

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch on the Tradeshow Floor

1:00 – 2:00 pm

'What You and Your Growers Need to Know'
Updates on Fertilizer and Chem Issues

2:00 – 5:00 pm

Networking Break on the Tradeshow Floor & Bar Open

   3:00 – 4:30 pm

5:00 – 11:00 pm

Cocktail Reception & CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet

5:00 - 7:00 pm: Cocktail Reception
7:00 - 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

'Innovative Marketing Strategies' - Speaker TBA

9:30 – 10:00 am

CAAR Conference Sponsor Presentations

10:00 – 11:00 am

Networking Break on the Tradeshow Floor

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Retailer Panel - Topic & Panelists TBA

12:00 – 12:45 pm

Networking Lunch on the Tradeshow Floor

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

Exhibitors will have the chance to compete for audience favour and the ultimate bragging rights at this game show-style 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

Help support the industry you know and love by participating in the exciting Pro-Ag Investments Auction! All proceeds go to CAAR Pro-Ag Investments which supports 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