Niagara's Agribusiness Sector: Towards a More Resilient Innovation Cluster

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Meridian Community Centre, Dr. Gary & Mall Accursi Room

100 Meridian Way

Pelham, ON L0S 1E6

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A presentation of Niagara Region Economic Development division and the Niagara Community Observatory at Brock University.

Thank you to the Town of Pelham for hosting the event. It will take place at the new Meridian Community Centre in Pelham, in the Dr. Gary & Mall Accursi Room.

There appear to be two conflicting realities surrounding Niagara’s agribusiness sector. On the one hand, there are indications the sector legitimately boasts world-class agribusiness assets and strengths, while on the other hand, there are some underlying gaps and challenges in leveraging the sector’s full potential. The Niagara Region Economic Development division has partnered with the Niagara Community Observatory at Brock University to take a closer look at the state of the region’s agribusiness sector.

Dr. Charles Conteh, author of the NCO’s policy brief #40, “Niagara’s Agribusiness Sector: Towards a More Resilient Innovation Cluster”, will present his findings followed by a panel discussion and open Q&A.

The policy brief paints a portrait of recent trends in the sector in Niagara relative to similar mid-sized regions in southern Ontario. In doing so, it identifies some of the industry-specific strengths of agribusiness in Niagara as well as highlights existing weaknesses and gaps. From this, Dr. Conteh draws some inferences to provide an analysis of how to further leverage the sector’s potential and address existing problems in pursuit of greater resilience and adaptability.

Panelists:

Ian Tate, Senior Relationship Manager, Farm Credit Canada

Lyndon Ashton, Centre Manager, Canadian Food and Wine Institute Innovation Centre

Darren Ward, Manager, Business Planning & Commercialization, Vineland Research & Innovation Centre

Bradley Mclean, Associate Director, Innovation & Commercialization, Brock University

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Meridian Community Centre, Dr. Gary & Mall Accursi Room

100 Meridian Way

Pelham, ON L0S 1E6

Canada

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