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Welcome from the Chair

On behalf of the Steering Committee, I invite you to come to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in Canada to attend the  Emerging Technologies for Global Food Security: Mobilization to the Developing World Conference which is being held June 14 -16th, 2016.

Issues surrounding “Crop Performance and Nutritional Quality,” “Soil Health and Sustainability” and “Safeguarding the Harvest” form the three main pillars of the conference. Session and plenary topics include ‘discovery research in the agriculture space that unearth new findings’; ‘rapid mobilization of discovery research on a global scale’; ‘thinking beyond the bench’; ‘developing collaborations to get research into the field’; ‘nutritional quality’; focus on building natural coalitions; and discuss ‘where does industry fit in?’

 This two-and-a-half-day conference features an IQ2 debate moderated by Rex Murphy to tackle the topic “Is biotech necessary to deliver food security to 9 billion people”; 10 international plenary speakers, and a mix of 30 international, national and local concurrent session speakers. The conference will attract more than 300 participants including scientists, students, policy analysts, representatives of producer groups and trade associations as well as managers and leaders from industry, government and academia.

Although Canada is renowned for its cold, June in Saskatoon is generally very pleasant and the conference venue is right on the banks of the beautiful South Saskatchewan River. We look forward to welcoming you.

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Maurice Moloney, Executive Director and CEO, GIFS
Conference Chair

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Committee Members

Maurice Moloney

Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS), Saskatoon
Local Organizing Committee, International Program Committee

Wilf Keller

Ag-West Bio Inc., Saskatoon, SK
Local Organizing Committee, International Program Committee

Muriel Adams

ABIC Foundation, Saskatoon, SK
Local Organizing Committee, International Program Committee

Nicola Goosen-Davilla

Ag-West Bio Inc., Saskatoon, SK
Local Organizing Committee, International Program Committee

Lisette Mascarenhas

Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, Saskatoon, SK
Local Organizing Committee, International Program Committee

Paul Arnison

Botanical Alternatives Inc., Saskatoon, SK
Local Organizing Committee

Kofi Agblor

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
Local Organizing Committee

Bruce Coulman

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
Local Organizing Committee

Anne Roulin

Nestle SA, Vevey, Switzerland
International Program Committee

Stanford Blade

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
International Program Committee

John Pickett

Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, UK
International Program Committee