With a lineup of engaging speakers, opportunities for networking and entertaining social events, ANAC’s Annual General Meeting and Convention is sure to see a successful turnout from both local and national feed industry stakeholders.
Kevin Vallely,Inspirational Adventurer, Leadership, Teamwork and Resilience Expert, and Author The Courage to Succeed: A Thrilling Multimedia Adventure with Kevin Vallely
Prepare to be inspired by adventurer Kevin Vallely as he shares his thrilling experiences navigating the treacherous Northwest Passage via an interactive multimedia presentation. Throughout his adventures, Vallely has learned that that courage isn’t about lacking fear, it’s about accepting it and acting despite it. His story will show you that courage can be learned, cultivated, and exercised in your own life, motivating you to overcome obstacles and achieve your highest potential. Through this engaging presentation, you’ll be encouraged to reflect on your personal challenges, nurture a positive mindset, gain clarity on your motivations, and embrace calculated risks.
Join us for an immersive journey and discover the courage within yourself.
Brett Stuart, President, Global AgriTrends Global Grains and Livestock Update & Outlook
Global commodity markets are rebalancing after the past commodity super cycle. War, weather and a pandemic altered the global structure of grains and livestock. What has changed, and what can we expect for the balance of 2023?
Social Program (Golf tournament or tour)
Tuesday, May 30 – Afternoon
Join ANAC for a best ball tournament at the award-winning Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club. Carved out of the slopes of the Coast Mountain range, this magnificent Robert Trent Jones, Jr. masterpiece allows nature to dictate the path without constraints of commercial influence. The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course is 18-hole Audubon-certified, and traverses creeks, ponds, stands of ancient Douglas fir and granite rock, creating a naturally spectacular and challenging golf experience for all levels.
The first tee off time will be at 12:30. The registration fee of $165 includes 18 holes of golf and a power cart. Golf club rental is available for an additional $75.
Whistler Tour Experience
Participants can experience a unique tour featuring a ride on the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, which provides breathtaking views of Howe Sound, the surrounding mountains, and the majestic coastal forest. The tour also includes a range of outdoor experiences, such as the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge and a relaxing guided hike on the Panorama Trail, a scenic 1.3 km loop trail that takes you through coastal forests, Alaskan blueberry bushes, and granite outcroppings. At the midway point of the group hike, a stop will be made at the Chief Overlook Viewing Platform. This spot presents majestic views of the ocean and the surrounding mountains.
Transportation and tour are included in the tour price of $165 + tax. The tour will leave the hotel around 12:30 pm and we will return to the hotel around 5:00 pm.
Delegate Banquet Dinner
Tuesday, May 30 – Evening
All convention delegates will enjoy an elegant evening of conversation at the Portobello Restaurant, located at the Fairmont Whistler. The Feed Industry Leadership Award will also be presented during the event.
Wednesday, May 31 – Morning
Colin Dunne, Client Partner, FranklinCovey Improving Personal and Team Effectiveness in Times of Change
We will explore proven principles of personal and team effectiveness that can help us face and excel in our life and work. Using a blend of presentation, discussion and activities we will look at how to apply these principles to our current industry realities and come away with suggestions, tools and ideas that can be put into practice straight away. Drawn from FranklinCovey’s thirty five years of experience in this field, we will consider such topics as proactivity, effectiveness and change leadership.