10:00am to 3:00pm
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Industry Day & AGM – April 11, 2019

Join us at Industry Day 2019, where we bring industry together to share ideas and find solutions.

Something ‘OLDS’ – Something NEW
A fresh pErspective of old ideas and new and emerging markets/opportunities.

Featuring Brad McLeod of Olds College talking about training and innovation for the future of our meat industry

Brad will speak to how regulations and meat science have changed the way we do things and will
cover topics including new ways to process, cook, and age meat and how to incorporate into
curriculum development.

Along with speakers Danielle Olsen and Mike Hewitt on Workforce Development: Thinking Outside the Box – Strategies to Attract and Retain Talent and Bruce Kelly, Farm and Food Care, on Animal Welfare: Old Challenges – New Approaches.

You won’t want to miss the panel discussions on:

Research in the Meat Sector
Moderated by OIMP’s Technical Director, discover what is new in research and innovation in the
areas of food safety, food science, packaging technology, and food process engineering from
the province’s top food research institutions as well as how the meat industry can explore the
opportunity to address their technical challenges through research collaborations.

Cannabis Infused Meats: What Does It Mean For Our Future?
Evolving consumer demand will create a large market for cannabis edibles and meat alternatives
in 2019. With adequate safety measures, edibles present a hugely profitable opportunity for the
Canadian food industry. This panel discussion, moderated by Maurizio Racco, will explore the
options and alternatives for the use of cannabis specifically in meat products.

2018 Industry Day Photos