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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 Conversation 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 and Parallel Sessions

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


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