Hello Folks - this will be of interest to those of you who are leading-edge agricultural producers, commodity groups, fleet managers, rural municipalities, technology and service providers, research centres, and utilities.
The focus of the new Green Rural Opportunities Summit is a bold departure from successful and well-regarded Growing the Margins and Canadian Farm and Food Biogas conferences and exhibitions of recent years.
Attention now shifts to the users of green energy, clean technologies, bioproducts and byproducts, and how together players in these fields build the supply chain and connect the dots, from farm to consumer. Food processors and manufacturers will be particularly interested in many aspects of the GRO Summit.
Cher Mereweather, Ontario Food Industry Environmental Coalition (OFIEC) Managing Director, will participate in the March 4th Opening Plenary, speaking on sustainability in the Ontario food and beverage manufacturing industry. John Wilkinson, President & CEO, Wilkinson Insight Inc. and former Ontario Cabinet Minister will address delegates at the March 5th luncheon - "The 21st Century Belongs to Agriculture."
The GRO Summit and its exhibition, held in London March 4th-5th 2013, will showcase achievements and further opportunities for greening a range of operations and organizations throughout the farm, food processing and rural sectors. As in previous years, the Canadian Biogas Conference will be held in parallel. It will focus on managing the system and taking farm and rural biogas applications to the next step.
Delegates will learn how leaders are greening farm operations, food processing and products, transport fleets, rural municipal operations and buildings, and more by producing renewable energy, switching to biomaterials and bioproducts, and taking advantage of byproducts. "The overriding theme of the GRO Summit," according to John McMullen, Conference Chair, "is how you can become more sustainable and profitable while reducing your carbon footprint."
"The GRO Summit will be the must-attend event for proactive individuals and organizations actively involved in greening the rural sector and those interested in playing a part and moving the agenda forward," according to McMullen.
Leading-edge agricultural producers, commodity groups, fleet managers, rural municipalities, technology and service providers, research centres, and utilities should take a close look at this interesting event and networking opportunity.
For more information on the Green Rural Opportunities Summit, Canadian Biogas Conference and their joint exhibition, visit their website at www.gtmconference.ca