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Conferences 2024


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

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


CIAC2024: Agri-food

CIAC2024: Agri-food is taking place February 26-27, 2024, at the Pan Pacific Singapore. It will convene 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 will expose 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 will focus 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 will be followed by its counterpart, CIAC2024: Climate Solutions

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

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.

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

a. Agri-Technologies: Agri-tech Policy: Comparing Canadian and Asian Approaches


Catalyzing the development and deployment of next-generation agri-technologies requires supportive ecosystems with intelligent partners. What do national-level agri-tech policy frameworks look like in Canada and different parts of Asia? Where can we promote Canada-Asia learning, co-operation, and business opportunities?


b. Food Security: Seafood Partnerships


With increasing seafood demand in Asia, and Canada well positioned as a quality provider, where are opportunities for Canada and Asia to partner? What could Canadian producers learn about remaining competitive in Asia’s evolving seafood markets? What are the opportunities for technology co-operation?

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Keynote Converstion with Sector Leader

12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

a. Food Security: Protein Innovations


Plant-based proteins. Next-generation protein sources. Ingredient manufacturing and food processing. Innovations in protein technologies and products offer bountiful opportunities for co-operation between and among suppliers, manufacturers, and researchers in Canada and across Asia.


b. Agri-Technologies – Water


With global water demand expected to rise significantly in coming years as we tackle food security challenges, water scarcity will intensify, increasing the need for the development and deployment of intelligent and sustainable water technologies. Where are opportunities for the private sector to contribute to water priorities across Asia? How can public-private partnerships be better leveraged to meet growing water demands?

3:00 p.m. Onward

Open networking

Partner Organizations

Thank you to our partners for their support in helping to make this event happen.

Major Partners

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Supporting Partners


University Partners


In-kind Partners

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