OCTOBER 2-3-4, 2018

Quebec City Convention Centre, Canada

PROGRAM

Simultaneous translation available – ROOM 200B

THURSDAY OCTOBER 4

 

7:00

 

FUN RUN on the Plains of Abraham 
Breathtaking ! A friendly morning jog of 4 km on the magnificent and historic Plains of Abrahams

 

8:15

WELCOME AND REGISTRATION

 

8:45 – ROOM 200B

 

PLENARY CONFERENCE

THE AGRI-FOOD INDUSTRY IN THE ERA OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Artificial intelligence is now everywhere. What are the direct impacts on the industry to this day and those to come? How are local and international companies adjusting to these technological developments, to hyperpersonnalization and to data management?

Stéphane Mailhiot, Principal Vice-president, Havas Montréal

In French with simultaneous translation

 


9:30 – ROOM 200B

 

DISCUSSION PANEL 1 

Artificial Intelligence: a necessary evil or an opportunity?

In French with simultaneous translation

Led by Dr. Fadia Naim, CEO of Cintech agroalimentaire
Moderated by Dr. Jean-Claude Dufour, Dean of the  Faculté des sciences de l’agriculture et de l’alimentation, Université Laval 

Five industry leaders will be invited to share their views on artificial intelligence. They will expand on their outlook towards these enabling technologies and on how they use them and/or if they plan on using them on the short, middle or long term. In their specific sector, do they perceive these technologies as a threat or as an opportunity? Afterwards, attendees will have the possibility to address written questions to the panel, via the panel facilitator.

Panelists :

Michel Pouliot, Agropur
Marc Hamilton, Groupe EnvironeX
Sylvain Dufour, Fruit d’Or
Michel Sirgent,Bio-K Plus International
Vanessa Grondin, Optel Group

 

10:15

BREAK & INNOVATION HALL

 

10:45 – ROOM 200B


11:30 – ROOM 200B

 

DISCUSSION PANEL 2 

Visions of the Future of Food

In French with simultaneous translation

Led by Renée Michaud, Executive and development director at the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods,
Université Laval
Moderated by Dr. Jean-Claude Dufour,  Dean of the Faculté des sciences de l’agriculture et de l’alimentation, Université Laval

The future of food is the generic theme of BÉNÉFIQ’s 4th edition. To follow the plenary conference given by the Director of the Future Food Institute in the United States, this second panel will gather key stakeholders of the industry that will be invited to share their insight on the future of food.

Panelists:

Yannick Riou, Diana Foods
Francis Parisien, Nielsen
Marie Horodecki-Aymes, Metro
Marie Beaudry, Aliments du Québec
Arnaud Marchand, Chez Boulay bistro boréal

 


12:30

 

INDUSTRIAL TOURS

TOUR 1 – Fruit d’or

TOUR 2 – Les Fraises de l’Île d’Orléans inc. and le Vignoble Isle de Bacchus

 

Implementing Partners

BÉNÉFIQ IS …
The international rendezvous on health ingredients that will be held from October 2 to 4, 2018, at the Quebec City Convention Centre in Canada. Anchored in Quebec City’s reputation for excellence in food and health, BENEFIQ is a must-attend event sparking synergy among scientists and industry professionals from this rapidly evolving sector.
An initiative of the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF)

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