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The timing for crucial conversations on advancing Canada-Africa commercial relations, particularly in the agricultural sector, has never been more important. To make major advances, key players across the entire value chain must be at the table. 

The 2020 Canada-Africa AgriSummit is happening during the same week as Canada’s Farm Show — an annual event which brings 30,000+ producers, manufacturers, buyers and industry experts together for a global summit of innovation in dryland farming, technology, business, modern living and entertainment.


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Meet and connect with senior business leaders, senior government  officials, agribusiness owners, academics, research scientists, innovation experts, entrepreneurs, and development partners.

David Stevenson

Executive Director, African Development Bank, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Dr. David Luke

Coordinator, African Trade Policy Centre, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ambassador Paula Caldwell St-Onge

Director General, Pan-Africa Bureau, Global Affairs Canada

Dr. Elly Karuhanga

Chairman, British American Tobacco, Uganda

Brian Harrigan

Vice President, Strategy and Growth, Nutrition International, Ottawa, Canada

Dr. Dana Brown

Dean, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Ottawa

Steve McLellan

President, Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, Canada

Dr. Martin Fregene

Director, Agriculture and Agro-Industry, African Development Bank, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Dr. Fred Olayele

Chair, Economic Innovation Institute for Africa, Ottawa, Canada

Dr. Tony Simons

Director General, World Agroforestry Centre, Kenya

Dr. Pat Utomi

Chairman/CEO, Integrated Produce City, Nigeria

Garreth Bloor

President, Canada-Africa Chamber of Business, Toronto, Canada

Steven Tipman

Executive Director, Trade Facilitation Office, Ottawa, Canada

Amine Laghidi

Vice-President, Moroccan Association of Exporters, Rabat, Morocco

Bill Greuel

Chief Executive Officer, Protein Industries Canada

Dr. Jalil Abdul

Western Economic Diversification, Canada

Marty Seymour 

Director of Industry Relations, Farm Credit Canada

Dr. Carol Henry

Assistant Dean, Division of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Nteranya Sanginga

Director General, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria

Fergus Maclaren

Sustainable Agritourism Expert, Quebec, Canada

Dr. Karen Churchill

President & CEO, Ag-West Bio, Saskatoon, Canada

Dr. Bruce Coulman

Emeritus Professor, University of Saskatchewan & Former IITA Chair

Dorothy Gordon

Chair, UNESCO Information For All Programme

Dr. Teddy Samy

Director, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, Canada

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