Annual General Meeting 2023

Tuesday, March 21

12:00 p.m.

Lunch and Registration*                 

1:00 p.m.

Opening Session of Annual General Meeting

Session Chair: John de Bruyn

1:15 p.m.

North American Pork Market: Economic Drivers and Analysis

Steve Meyer, Kerns and Associates, Iowa

2:00 p.m.

Workforce Trends: Inter-Generational Differences and Their Impacts on Workplace Dynamics

Sean Lyons, Professor, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

2:45 p.m.

Nutritional Break

3:00 p.m.

Government of Canada’s Trade Agenda

Axel Ndayisaba, Director of the Trade Negotiations Division, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

3:45 p.m.

Consumer Trends

John Cranfield, Professor, University of Guelph

4:30 p.m.


6:30 p.m.

Dinner Banquet and Awards


Freddy Proia, Stand-Up Comedian

Wednesday, March 22

8:00 a.m.

Breakfast and Registration*

8:45 a.m.

Honourable Lisa Thompson (invited)

Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

9:00 a.m.

Call to Order – Business Meeting

Opening Remarks – John de Bruyn

Financial Report – Jim Weir

Auditor’s Report – RLB LLP

9:45 a.m.

Operations Report

Ken Ovington – General Manager

10:00 a.m.

Questions and Answers

10:15 a.m.

Advocacy for Agriculture – Speaking to the Government

John Milloy, Department of Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

11:00 a.m.

Nutritional Break

11:15 a.m.

Canadian Pork Council Update

12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.


2:30 p.m.

Wrap-up Session and Closing Remarks

John de Bruyn

Corporate Profile

Read our newly released Annual Report. See what we accomplished last year.

Board Members

Find out which zone you belong to and the Board Members that represent you.

Industry Numbers

View the economic impact of the Ontario pork industry. Top producing regions.