Calgary – For 106 years the Calgary Stampede has been a place of conversation, collaboration and celebration of our community’s agricultural practices. On Wednesday, July 11, the Calgary Stampede International Agriculture and Agri-Food Committee will be hosting an Agri-Trade Symposium from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Arabian Room, BMO Centre, and media is invited.

WHAT: Agri-Trade Symposium 

WHEN:  Wednesday, July 11, 2018

                   9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Arabian Room - BMO Centre, Stampede Park

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8:00 a.m. - Registration

8:50 a.m. - Opening remarks: David Sibbald, President and Chairman of the Board, Calgary Stampede

9:30 a.m. - Innovation and Trade – A Canadian Perspective: Chris Dekker: President and CEO, Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership

10:00 a.m. - The Integrated Nature of the Beef Cattle Trade in North America: Dr. Kee Jim, CEO and Managing Director, Feedlot Health Management Services

10:30 a.m. - Refreshment Break

10:45 a.m. - Building Bridges: innovation as the foundation of growth and prosperity: Dr. Stan Blade - Dean,      Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta:

11:15 a.m. - Panel Discussion – Moderated by Dr. David Chalack, International Sales Manager, Alta Genetics Inc.: John Weekes   Chris Dekker   Dr. Kee Jim   Dr. Stan Blade

12:00 p.m. - Lunch

12:30 p.m. - Future of Trade and Supply Management - Martha Hall Findlay - President and CEO of Canada West Foundation


About the Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together, we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.


For more information please contact:


Brooke Martine

Media Relations Coordinator

C: 403.336.3979