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December 6-7, 2022   |   Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity   |   107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff, AB


AMC Convention & Trade Show 2022

December 6-7, 2022 - Banff, AB


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THRIVE Speakers


Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe

Keynote: Leading Through the Storms
Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe Expert on Resiliency and Workplace Wellness
Sponsored by Farm Credit Canada
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Bridget Bohan

NGen and IMCN:
Collaborating to Create Opportunities for Indigenous Manufacturers

Bridget Bohan Director, Business Development, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen)
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Pat Hirst

Cultivating the New Normal
Pat Hirst Manager of Training and Development,
MacDon Industries

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Bill Durrand

Vuforia Augmented Reality:
The Rise of the Digital Mentor

Bill Durrand CPA, CA, CISA, CISM, CEO
NeuroStrategy & PTC

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J.P. Gervais

Inflation and Agriculture:
Local and Global Perspectives

J.P. Gervais Vice-President and Chief
Agricultural Economist, FCC

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James Blase

Strong teams equal strong results - building and maintaining trust in your business
James Blase Decision Works Consulting
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Scott Cedarquist

The Future of Agricultural Machinery Standards in Canada
Scott Cedarquist ASABE Standards & Technical Director
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Tapping into Today’s Talent

Canada's agricultural manufacturing industry has reached new heights, but continues to face the pressures of workforce challenges. How can manufacturers build and grow their talent pipeline? In this interactive panel discussion, James Blase (Decision Works Consulting), Pat Hirst (MacDon Industries Ltd.) and Tara Shirtliffe (CLS Consulting Ltd.) will share their perspectives on cultivating, acquiring and retaining talent.

  • ModeratorDan Aberhart, Aberhart Ag Solutions 
  • James Blase, Decision Works Consulting
  • Pat Hirst, MacDon Industries Ltd.
  • Tara Shirtliffe, Manager, CLS Consulting Ltd.
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