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RCBC| AgriTech Working Group

  • 09 Nov 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM



CRBC Agritech Working Group

    Agricultural and Food Processing Technologies

    9 November 2021, Tuesday

    10:00 – 12:00 Eastern Daylight Time/18:00 –20:00 Moscow Time


    Dear Participants, 

    We are extremely pleased to invite you to participate in the AgriTech Working Group Session of the Canada-Russia Business Council. 

    Canada and Russia share many similarities in terms of vast areas of arable land, diverse climatic and geographic conditions, sustainable plant and animal reduction and changing environmental conditions. Both countries are active in the development of innovative technologies to improve agricultural efficiencies  and productivity. The working group explores the opportunities for bilateral collaboration in the sphere of innovations and initiatives, sustainable development and investment opportunities in the growing agritech industries. Greater collaboration between the public and private sectors are encouraged to move new ideas and technologies to market faster and stimulate industry growth in both countries.

    The discussion will focus on the following topics:

    1) Sustainable development for small to medium sized farming operations to meet global standards of compliance and efficiencies;

    2) Explore use and applicability of digitalization in the agricultural sector as to improve efficiencies and productivity though the use of both software and hardware technologies;

    3) Innovations and initiatives in livestock technologies to improve and broaden productivity;

    4) Explore investment opportunities in the agricultural sector in both Russia and Canada.


    Moderators and Co-Chairs:

    Co-Chair, Russia:  Ilya Strokin, Director of the Agribusiness Center of Excellence, KPMG

    Co-Chair, Canada: Grant Winton, Deputy Director, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

      The program agenda is currently under construction. Updates will be provided as they become confirmed.

      The program will consist of a series of speakers to address aspects of the 4 topic areas identified above.


      The Canada-Russia Business Council was established in December 2004 as a joint venture between CERBA and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) on the basis of a proposal agreed between then-Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin and Russian President Vladimir Putin.  Over its 17 years of existence, the CRBC has become a crucial vehicle for promotion and support of bilateral cooperation between Russia and Canada.


      We are inviting you to start a cross-networking before the Russia-Canada Business Council's official launch though the Braindate tool.

      Braindates are one-on-one or small group conversations based on topics posted by you and fellow participants at the RCBC Braindate platform. They can be used to brainstorm, solve challenges, share experiences or expertise while meeting new (brilliant!) people.

      We would love it if you could join us in this event as a Braindate Ambassador by creating one of the first braindate topics. Please, reach out to [email protected]  or [email protected] to become an Ambassador or submit the topics/questions you would like to see as part of the networking discussion below.



      We are offering an exceptional opportunity to obtain additional visibility and opportunities to promote your services through the Business Council, CERBA Podcast and RCBC Awards by becoming a sponsor of this event.

      RCBC Sponsorship Packages

      For more information, please contact:

      Frank Kense 
      Regional Director

      CERBA Regional Director

      CERBA Alberta Chapter
      [email protected]

      Alex Grichine
      Regional Director
      CERBA Moscow Chapter

      [email protected]