MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA — In 2019, the Canola Council of Canada’s Convention and the Canadian Global Crops Symposium will be combined into one new event called the Canadian Crops Convention: Leading Change.

The inaugural event is planned March 5-7 at Le Westin Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Canada Grains Council started its annual symposium in 2014 while the Canola Council has had a convention for 51 years.

In explaining the reason for the partnership, organizers said, “In today’s changing and complex market, the ability to thrive depends on access to the best experts, ideas and innovations.”

The event is expected to attract attendees from across the grain, oilseed, pulse and special crop value chains. They will be able to network, coordinate and improve dialogue; discuss and gain insight into trends in agriculture; and continue a collaborative approach to advance the growth and profitability of Canadian crops.

An optional half-day tour of the Port of Montreal is available on Tuesday, March 5. That evening there will be a welcome reception at Le Westin.

Sessions begin on Wednesday, March 6, with opening remarks. Kyle Jeworski, president and chief executive officer of Viterra, is scheduled to speak, followed by an export panel discussion and global economic outlook. Other topics to be addressed on Thursday include a local and global look at supply and demand and current affairs.

The event concludes that evening with a special performance at Montreal’s Cirque Éloize.

Registration and more information is available at