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Banff Pork Seminar Shifts to International Focus

20 December 2011, at 9:36am

CANADA - The Manager of the 2012 Banff Pork Seminar says the theme of this year's event reflects a shift within the Canadian pork industry from a localised to an international focus.

Delegates attending the 2012 Banff Pork Seminar will notice a host of changes as the annual event moves to a new conference facility on the Banff Centre Campus. The 41st Banff Pork Seminar will run from 17 - 21 January with an opening reception set for Tuesday, 16 January.

Conference Chair Ruth Ball says the Banff Pork Seminar is primarily a technology transfer conference focusing on educational updates.

Clip-Ruth Ball-Banff Pork Seminar: The Banff Pork Seminar's theme for this year is "Feeding Tomorrow's World" and I think this does show that the focus for the pork industry has changed from a very local focus to the international scene as the Canadian pork industry needs to see its place in the total international market for the world.

The topics this year are far reaching looking at how livestock and pork production in particular are going to fit into tomorrow's world of high technology, of helping to alleviate poverty and just helping the world to have abundant food and just where agriculture is going.

I think that the Banff Pork Seminar has looked at the needs of its delegates and decided that they are looking for some futuristic topics and in addition we still have the break-out sessions with the hands on technology information with the most modern technology that science in the industry is able to provide.

Ball says the new location will provide more comfortable space for seminar's plenary and break-out sessions and there is still plenty of room for new registrations.