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Scaling Up 2017

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Date: November 27 - 29, 2017
Location: Ottawa, ON

Scaling Up 2017 will focus on the opportunity for Canada to be at the innovative leading edge of the low carbon, bio-based economy.

According to the OECD’s Bioeconomy 2030 report,“the Bioeconomy will hit its stride in the 2025 – 2030 period with an estimated world market of between USD 2.6 and 5.8 trillion.” But what is the exact role of government in realizing this potential? Will it require millions of Program dollars, loan guarantees and tax incentives? Or, in a low carbon world, will the market drive demand for non-fossil based products and materials?

And when it comes to raising the billions of dollars of project capital that will be needed to see commercial facilities constructed, how will debt and equity be raised, and what role will venture capitalists, conventional lenders, and strategic investors play?

If you are industry, Scaling Up will give you the knowledge upon which to base a site selection decision in Canada, including how much-subordinated debt you can access. If you are government, Scaling Up will teach you what commercialization challenges the private sector faces and what you, as public servants, can do to ensure Canada stays competitive with the rest of the world, and if you are an environmental group, Scaling Up will introduce you to a host of new tools for your GHG reduction arsenal, and provide you the occasion to work with industry to achieve your policy agenda.

Finally, all of us will learn what Europe and the USA are doing to ensure their citizens derive maximum benefit from the bioeconomy opportunity, and what Canada needs to do to stay abreast.

With 10% of the world’s forests, tens of millions of acres of agriculture land, and supportive government policies, there is an opportunity for Canada to be at the innovative leading edge of the bio-based, low carbon economy. Scaling Up will launch us on that path.

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ACORN Conference and Tradeshow

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Date: November 27 - 29, 2017
Location: Truro, NS

ACORN Conference and Trade Show will be held this year from November 27 - 29, 2017 in Nova Scotia. 

ACORN's conference is a fun, 3-day event that brings together organic and sustainable farmers, processors, and businesses from across the region -- and beyond!

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Canadian Food and Drink Summit

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Date: November 28 - 29, 2017
Location: Toronto, ON 

The Annual Canadian Food & Drink Summit, organized by the The Conference Board of Canada will take place from 28th November to 29th November 2017 at the Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre in Toronto, Canada. The conference will cover areas like learn about trends, future opportunities and areas of potential growth and discuss and debate significant sector-related issues that affect your organization and many more.

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GrowCanada Conference

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Date: November 28 - 30, 2017
Location: Calgary, AB

The GrowCanada partners form an informal coalition of national stakeholders working together to promote and advance innovation in Canada. The coalition was formalized in 2009 with a vision for Canada to be a world leader in providing new products and innovative solutions for agricultural, nutritional, health, energy, and environmental challenges in Canada and around the world, so that all Canadians can enjoy the economic, environmental and social benefits of the bio-economy.

This year's conference focuses on unleashing Canada's agricultural potential. Canada is a global agricultural superpower. Already the fifth largest exporter of agriculture and agri-food, Canada has the capacity and desire to grow this sector of its economy. This year’s conference will focus on seizing on the momentum in agriculture to unleash its potential to be an even greater producer of food for the world.

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The Ag Data Conference

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Date: November 29 - 30, 2017
Location: Iowa City, Iowa

The 2nd annual The Ag Data Conference will help you turn data complexity into valuable management and production decisions.

  • Build your field-by-field and whole-farm data skill set to improve efficiency and profits.
  • Hear speakers who deliver practical advice – from inputs, soils and agronomics to data gathering, analysis, field ROI and more.
  • Interact with top data minds across industry, universities, independent consultants and experienced farmer/advisor panels.
  • Understand current and future data technologies that drive farm efficiency.
  • Experience hands-on, guided interactive learning with the latest live tech demonstrations.
  • Network with farmer peers and get answers from leading solution providers.
  • Walk away with actionable data strategies and tips to implement on your farm.

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