All times and speakers are tentative and subject to change.
All conference events are hosted at RBC Convention Centre unless otherwise stated

Online registration is now closed but you're still able to join us at the 2019 CAAR Conference - Onsite registration will be available! Click here for more details

Tuesday, February 12

4:00 – 5:00 pm

CAAR's Annual General Meeting
hosted in the Delta A Room, Delta Hotels Winnipeg

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Icebreaker Cocktail Reception Celebrating Canada’s Agriculture Day #CdnAgDay
hosted in the Delta B & C Ballroom, Delta Hotels Winnipeg
sponsored by John Deere Financial Canada

Wednesday, February 13

7:30 – 8:00 am

Breakfast on the Tradeshow Floor

8:00 – 9:00 am

Roundtable Discussions
pre-registration required, limited seating
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9:00 – 9:10 am

Opening of the 2019 CAAR Conference

9:10 – 9:40 am

Industry Updates
Speakers: Cassandra Cotton, Erin Armstrong, Dennis Prouse

9:40 – 10:00 am

Sponsor Spotlight: AGI

10:00 – 10:30 am

Coffee Break on the Tradeshow Floor
sponsored by Farm Credit Canada

10:30 – 11:30 am

11:30 – 11:40 am

Sponsor Spotlight: Hi Tech Installations Ltd.

11:40 am – 12:30 pm

Mental Health Awareness in the Ag Retail Industry
Lesley Kelly, Do More Ag Foundation
sponsored by Farm Credit Canada

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Lunch on the Tradeshow Floor
sponsored by FWS Group of Companies

1:30 – 3:00 pm

CAAR Pro-Ag Investments Auction
hosted on the tradeshow floor

3:00 – 5:30 pm

Beers of the World
hosted by AgResource Connects at the Delta Hotels Winnipeg

6:00 – 11:00 pm

CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet
hosted on the tradeshow floor
6:00 - 7:00 pm  Cocktail Reception
7:00 - 9:00 pm  Awards Dinner & Presentation
9:00 - 10:00 pm  Banquet Entertainment with James Cunningham

Thursday, February 14

7:30 – 8:00 am

Breakfast on the Tradeshow Floor

8:00 – 8:10 am

Sponsor Spotlight: BASF Canada

8:10 – 9:10 am

Unleashing Your Disruptive Behaviour
Graham Sherman, Co-Owner of Tool Shed Brewing Company
sponsored by BASF Canada

9:10 – 9:20 am

Short Break & Stage Change

9:20 – 10:20 am

Panel Discussion: Mergers & Acquisitions
Panelists: Bayer CropScience Inc., Corteva AgriScience, BASF Canada and Nutrien

10:20 – 11:00 am

Coffee Break on the Tradeshow Floor
sponsored by Farm Credit Canada

11:00 – 11:50 am

Does Your Lender Understand Your Business Needs?
Dean Klippenstine, Meyers Norris Penny
sponsored by Rempel Insurance Brokers Ltd.

11:50 am – 12:00 pm

Sponsor Spotlight: John Deere Financial Canada

12:00 – 12:45 pm

Networking Lunch on the Tradeshow Floor

12:45 – 1:45 pm

The Future of Canadian Agriculture
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sylvain Charlebois - 'The Food Professor'

1:45 - 2:00 pm

Final Announcements and Closing of the 2019 CAAR Conference

2:00 – 3:00 pm

CAAR Member Forum
hosted in the Millennium Suite, 2nd Floor, RBC Convention Centre

2019 CAAR Conference Highlights

Icebreaker Cocktail Reception

Tuesday Feb. 12th, 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.

Roundtable Discussions - NEW FOR 2019!

Wednesday Feb. 13th, 8:00 - 9:00 am

The newest networking event at the CAAR Conference is the roundtable discussions, designed for delegates to be grouped together to discuss key issues affecting agriculture today.

The opportunity to learn from one another and gain insight into different aspects of the business will help to forge connections and promote a spirit of community. Please note that there are limited spaces available, so it's recommended you register early for your preferred session.

Reserve your spot during registration

Click here for more information about the roundtable discussions

CAAR Pro-Ag Investments Auction

Wednesday Feb. 13th, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

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

Help support your industry by participating in the exciting Pro-Ag Investments Auction by either donating items to the auction or bidding at the event!

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. 13th, 6:00 - 11:00 pm

Celebrate the achievements of your industry peers at the CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet. Now in its 12th year, the awards dinner recognizes the accomplishments of some of the best and brightest in the agri-retail sector.

Click here for more information about the awards banquet.