RDAR Virtual Annual General Meeting

RDAR Virtual Annual General Meeting

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RDAR invites you to join us for our 2022 Virtual Annual General Meeting.

About this event

What you can expect:

• Get the first look at RDAR’s 2022-2027 Strategic Framework

• Hear from industry expert Ted Bileya as he lays out some key considerations for the future of our sectors. More about Ted below.

Agenda Overview:

1:00 – Call to Order – Chair Dr. David Chalack

  • Official Business – Proposed By-Law Amendments; Appointment of Auditor
  • 2022-2027 RDAR Strategic Framework
  • Fireside Chat with Ted Bilyea

3:30: Meeting Adjourned

The virtual meeting room will open at 12:45pm MT and we will begin promptly at 1:00pm. The meeting link will be emailed to you one day in advance of the AGM on January 17th.

**Please note that if you previously registered for an in-person ticket type, your registration is still valid and you will receive the virtual instructions in advance of the event**

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Distinguished Fellow, Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI)

Ted Bilyea is an agri-food consultant specializing in innovation with clients in both private and public sector. He most recently served as Chair and Chief Strategy Officer of the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI). He currently acts as a Special Advisor to CAPI. Mr. Bilyea retired in 2005 as Executive Vice-President, Maple Leaf Foods Inc., having spent a very successful 35 years with the company. Prior to becoming Executive Vice President, Maple Leaf Foods Inc., he held the position of President of Maple Leaf Foods International from 1995 to 2004.

Earlier in his career with the antecedent company Canada Packers Ltd., Mr. Bilyea led teams that pioneered the export of chilled beef from Canada and was the first in North America to export chilled pork to Asia. Under his leadership Maple Leaf Foods entered the specialized bakery business in Europe and became the largest exporter of food in Canada. He is a member of the board of Paterson Global Foods Inc., and is past Chair and special advisor to the board of the Canadian Agri-food Policy Institute. Previously he has served on a number of other boards including B.H.G. International Trade Inc. (major supermarket in China), Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency, Afexa Life Sciences (Cold-fx), PrioNet Canada, the University of Guelph and chaired the Food Processors of Canada and Metals in the Human Environment NCE. He holds a B.A. (Hons.) and an M.A. in International Relations from York University and is the past recipient of the H.R. MacMillan Laureate in Agriculture from the University of Guelph and was inducted into the Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2018

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