The event will be led by B.C. Centre for Agritech Innovation (BCCAI) Scientific Director, Professor Woo Soo Kim; Peter Simonsen, President of B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association; Jazz Pabla, City of Kelowna’s Director of Information Services; and Susan Murch, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO) as well as members of the BCCAI team.
We will tackle crucial topics like the impact of climate change on agriculture and food security, and learn about BCCAI funding opportunities and our unique business ecosystem.
Following the event, select attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Plant Growth Facility and FiLTER lab at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. Spaces are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Make sure you express your interest in joining the tour when you register using the link below!
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Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this engaging event that will bring together the region's food producers and processors, as well as professionals from industry, academia, and not-for-profits. Together, we will explore the immense possibilities and challenges within British Columbia's agritech sector. Engage in thought-provoking discussions on driving the adoption of innovative technologies among agri-food producers and delve into the vital policies and financial support systems required for success. Immerse yourself in the forefront of agricultural research and advancements; gain firsthand knowledge on the groundbreaking work that is shaping the industry.
Funded by Pacific Economic Development Canada and the Province of B.C., BCCAI is strategically positioned to elevate B.C. as a leader in agritech advancements.
When: November 22 at 8 a.m.
Where: Kelowna Yacht Club - 1370 Water St #1, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J1
• 8:00 – 08:30 – Breakfast & registration
• 8:30 - 09:30 – Welcome ceremony & panel of discussion:
• Climate change & food security: how tech solutions can help with adaptation & mitigation.
• 9:30 – 09:40 - Break
• 9:40 – 11:30 - Roundtable discussion & closing
• 11:30 – 14:00 - Free time
• 14:00 – 15:30 - UBCO lab tour