Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference 2013

In September, 2013, the world’s agriculture biotechnology community will gather in Calgary, Alberta for a dynamic exploration of the role of agriculture biotechnology in agricultural production, energy, preventative health (both human and animal) and investment. Over the past 16 years, the ABIC Foundation has attracted delegates from over 60 countries that have come together to promote the application of agricultural biotechnology to solve global problems and fi nd solutions that benefi t everybody. The ABIC Foundation’s mission is dedicated to “linking the global business, science, government, and development communities to enable the application of sustainable agricultural technologies for the good of all.”

The Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference (ABIC 2013), hosted by Alberta Innovates BioSolutions, AVAC Ltd and BioAlberta will be held in Calgary, Alberta, September 15 – 18, 2013 at the TELUS Convention Centre. Come to ABIC 2013 to network, discuss and learn from senior business leaders, investors, government policy makers and scientists who, by working together, can achieve signifi cant progress in the commercialization of ag biotechnology. We have an excellent line-up of expert speakers who are going to share their knowledge and insights in the biotech industry. Also, take advantage of the investment session, to be held on Wednesday September 18 in the afternoon, which is intended to bring together investors and the ag biotech community. ABIC Co-Chair Robert Rennie claims “We have purposely structured ABIC 2013 to maximize dialogue between leading-edge scientists, regulatory offfi cials, policy makers and agindustry leaders to ensure that everyone understands not only the need but also the potential of agricultural bio products to address our future needs. Also, recognizing the challenge of start-up ag bio companies accessing the capital markets.” ABIC 2013 is an event that you won’t want to miss.

Take this opportunity to take part in this challenge. Rick Smith, ABIC Co-Chair emphases that, “ABIC 2013 will be an exceptional opportunity for delegates to hear from some of the top technology experts in the world. Our focus on “Feeding a Hungry World” will drill down into the products and the many technology assets of world class organizations who are answering this very compelling challenge. Also for the fi rst time in ABIC’s history we will bring the investment community into a formal setting. We are incorporating an afternoon that will outline the exciting investment rationale that agricultural biotechnology has become. This is a not-to-miss conference for investors and agriculturalists alike!”

Art Froehlich, Chair of the ABIC Organizing Committee says, “Agriculture has the opportunity to provide solutions to many of the issues that will be facing us around the world. We have the opportunity to deliver viable solutions for a growing concern about water, energy, and the environment. At ABIC you will hear from world leading commercial and scientific experts on how agricultural biosciences can be used to solve or at least mitigate the ever increasing pressure that nine billion people will be putting on our planet over the next twenty to thirty years.”

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