Regina, SK – The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce (SSC) is excited to announce it will be hosting the first-ever Food, Fuel, and Fertilizer Business Summit (FFFBS). This unique event takes place Feb. 14 – 15, 2023 at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon, SK. The FFFBS is being put on in partnership with the Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia Chambers of Commerce.
“Western Canada has 85 percent of the nation’s farmland and rich reserves of oil, uranium, and potash,” said Prabha Ramaswamy, CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce. “Our world has changed dramatically because of COVID-19 and the Russian occupation of Ukraine. Western Canada is positioned to stabilize supply chain issues and support the world food insecurity crisis.”
The FFFBS is about positioning Western Canada as a major powerhouse in the global economy, especially as it relates to food, fuel, and fertilizer. Businesses across Saskatchewan will benefit through increased jobs and the need for goods and services.
Over the two days, the advantage Western Canada has will be showcased as its capacity to engage in the global economy. The Business Summit will also identify opportunities for investment attraction, trade, and attracting global brands. The event will also be used to create a Western Canadian network to develop a plan for global positioning.
Over the two days, the advantage Western Canada has will be showcased as its capacity to engage in the global economy. The Business Summit will also identify opportunities for investment attraction, opportunities for trade, and attracting global brands. The event will also be used to create a Western Canadian network to develop a plan for global positioning.
Some of the speakers and keynotes confirmed for the FFFBS include:
Feeding the Future, Feeding the World – Ken Seitz, President & CEO, Nutrien
Unlocking Western Canada’s Ful Export Potential – Robin Silvester, President & CEO, Vancouver Port Authority
Shell’s Transition to Clean Energy: The Importance of ESG for Investment Attraction – Susannah Pierce, President & Country Chair, Shell Canada, LTD
Panel Discussion: Why ESG Matters: Economic, Social, and Governance (ESG) Strategies to Achieve Sustainable Growth on Infrastructure
The Power of Plant-Based Renewables: The role of pulses, canola, and other plant-based products in renewable energy – Murad Al-Katib, CEO, AGT Foods
Positioning Western Canada on the Global Stage – the Honourable Perrin Beatty, President & CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Speakers are coming to the summit from across the west and country. The full agenda is currently being finalized.
“Western Canada currently accounts for 40 percent of the country’s GDP. Enabling greater access to global economies benefits every business from those that are export-reliant to smaller businesses that provide support services of all kinds. We are stronger when we work together,” said Ramaswamy.