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Calgary to host international Ag Biotech Conference in 2007


Opportunity for Alberta to showcase world-class agricultural biotech industry

1/30/06, Edmonton... Alberta will welcome delegates from around the world in September 2007 when Calgary hosts the International AgBiotech Conference. The four-day event will offer participants the opportunity to exchange ideas and hear from a distinguished line up of internationally-acclaimed speakers as they address issues, options and challenges being met by the global biotechnology industry.

“This top caliber international event will highlight Alberta and Canada’s leadership role in the world of agricultural biotechnology,” said Minister of Innovation and Science Victor Doerksen. “Long known for being a leader in agriculture and energy, Alberta is also a centre for knowledge industries. Alberta is the logical choice to host this important conference.”

The conference will combine the business of science with the latest discoveries and trends in research and technology development, and give the research and business communities opportunities to network and exchange ideas. Sessions on the challenges and opportunities experienced in Australia, Europe, the United States, China and Canada will bring an international perspective to the discussions.

Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Doug Horner said the conference will welcome world-renowned scientists, investors, industry leaders and policy makers to Alberta. “We’re discovering remarkable growth opportunities in agricultural biotechnology and this conference offers a tremendous platform to showcase our growing life sciences industries.”

“Alberta has the opportunity to be a leader in the agricultural biotechnology and bioproducts industries,” said BioAlberta Chairman Mark Redmond. “As a world class conference, ABIC 2007 is a must-attend event for the industry and those interested in it.”

The conference will run from September 23 to 26, 2007, at the TELUS Convention Centre in downtown Calgary. It will be the first time Alberta has hosted the event, which is the largest agricultural biotech conference in the world.


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