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Conferences 2024


February 26-27, 2024  |  Pan Pacific Singapore  |  #CIAC2024

CIAC2024: Agri-food was followed by its counterpart, CIAC2024: Climate Solutions. General admission rate C$300 per conference, or C$500 for both. Reduced pricing was available for alumni of Canadian universities using discount code ALUMNI2024.


CIAC2024: Agri-food

CIAC2024: Agri-food took place February 26-27, 2024, at the Pan Pacific Singapore. It convened leaders from the private sector, governments, universities, and other institutions from across Asia and Canada in agri-food and related sectors for two days of networking and inter-disciplinary discussion on some of the most pressing issues in the Canada-Asia agri-food space. Importantly, CIAC2024: Agri-food exposed key leaders in Asia to Canadian thinking and capabilities in agriculture and agri-food while ensuring that Canadian players benefit from the experiences and perspectives of leaders from across Asia. Sessions focused on food security and Canadian contributions to food security across Asia; sustainability in agriculture and agri-food, including technologies and management; and opportunities for collaboration in agtech, biotech, water tech, and agricultural science. 

CIAC2024: Agri-food was followed by its counterpart, CIAC2024: Climate Solutions.

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CIAC2024: Agri-food speakers and panellists were leading minds and decision-makers in Asia and Canada, including dynamic business leaders, investors, government ministers, and senior researchers. And more to come...

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9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Pacific Ballroom 2 & 3

Opening Plenary

A focus on food security across the Asia Pacific region and identifying specific needs in different sub-regional and national contexts. How can Canadian companies contribute to food security priorities in different parts of Asia? Scene setting by a keynote speaker, followed by discussion with government representatives.

Welcome remarks:

Keynote 1 [Food Security challenge in Asia]:

Keynote 2 [Canada’s role and value in addressing the above]: