• January 20, 2016 - January 21, 2016
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Keystone Centre, Salon A on Main Street
    1 - 1175 - 18th St., Brandon, Manitoba
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Manitoba Trade and Investment will be organizing and managing the Agri-Marketing Centre at Manitoba Ag Days 2016. Manitoba Ag Days has grown to become Canada’s largest and most diverse indoor agriculturally focused trade show attracting over 540 exhibitors and approximately 36,000 visitors in 2015. The Agri-Marketing Centre, operated in conjunction with Manitoba Ag Days, provides participating companies with a semi-private business venue for networking opportunities, including: meetings; seminars; export planning; sector/market profiles; international visitors/buyers; government program access; ‘internet cafe; and an exhibitor message centre. Highlights of the Agri-Marketing Centre include the ‘Early Bird Breakfast and Export Forum’. Participants who attend the Agri-Marketing Centre and related events include industry peers and professionals, as well as qualified speakers from both North American and selected offshore markets.

For additional information please contact:
Bill Teerhuis, Manager, O.E.M. & Grain Handling
Tel: 204-945-2428
Email: Bill.Teerhuis@gov.mb.ca

Location

Keystone Centre, Salon A on Main Street, Brandon, MB. 

Agenda

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

7:15 a.m.       Export Forum – Breakfast Served

7:30 a.m.       Introductions and Welcome

7:40 a.m.       Keynote Presentation: Learn more about how the National Bank of Canada can assist exporters to free-up working capital for success! Their mission is to help SELLERS and BUYERS fund the growing credit demands in today’s extended cash conversion cycles, from inventory purchases or capital outlays to supporting ever greater demands for longer payment terms both within Canada and abroad.

8:00 a.m.        PANEL

  • Keynote: Free-up your Working Capital for Success

Howard McCourt, Senior Manager – Supply Chain, Financing Solutions

One Manufacturer’s Approach to Export Financing

Tom McCrea, President & General Manager – Ag Shield Manufacturing

Offering Innovative Commercial Solutions to Canadian Exporters

Ralf Miner, Senior Account Manager – Export Development Canada

Cross-border Labour and Employment Issues can Impact your Bottom Line.

Joint presentation:

Stephen Beernaert and Roy Johnston TDS – Brandon; Kathlyn Noecker, Partner and Nicole Truso, Associate – Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Lex Mundi member law firm for Minnesota and Indiana)

8:50 a.m. Q & A and General Discussion

 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

7:30 a.m.         Introductions and Welcome

7:40 a.m.         Keynote Presentation: Learn more about how Thompson Dorfman Sweatman (TDS), and Silvia de Sousa, their senior IP (Intellectual Property) Lawyer provides clients with the professional guidance and support that is essential to successfully expand into new markets and growing the business internationally. Attend this practical, ‘real world’ presentation on, “Intellectual Property & Entering New Markets: Protecting Your IP Inside and Outside of Canada”.

8:00 a.m.         PANEL:

  • Keynote: ‘Protecting your IP inside and outside of Canada.’

Silvia de Sousa, TDS IP Lawyer – Thompson Dorfman Sweatman 

‘Guarding your unique idea is well worth it!’

Derek Hird, Owner – Evolution Wheel

‘Having the better ‘mousetrap’ is easier said than done.’

Anthony Vaags, Principal – Dynamic Ditchers Inc.

‘New product development strategies for short line manufacturers.’

Leah Olson, President – Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada

‘Protecting & defending your IP in the U.S.’

Ned Pejic, Intellectual Property Lawyer – Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

(Lex Mundi member law firm for Ohio – collaborating with Silvia de Sousa on IP from the ‘U.S. perspective’)

8:50 a.m.         Q & A and General Discussion