Sharing Common Ground

All beef industry stakeholders share a common goal of taking steps to enhance the productivity, profitability and competitiveness of the various sectors within the industry. Supporting the National Beef Strategy, the conference provides a forum for industry engagement and learning opportunities across the beef supply chain.

Thank you to the sponsors, delegates and other
supporters of the inaugural Canadian Beef Industry Conference!

Click here to revisit our 2016 program

We are excited to announce that CBIC 2017, “Sharing Common Ground” will be held
August 15-17 2017 at the BMO Conference Centre in Calgary, Alberta

Canadian Beef Industry ‘Puts It Together…’ with Strong National Conference

News Release – August 12, 2016

Canadian Beef Industry Conference 2016The rising momentum toward a fresh era of national connectivity, teamwork and success for Canada’s beef industry took a major step forward with the successful delivery of a sold-out, progress packed inaugural Canadian Beef Industry Conference, August 9 – 11 in Calgary.

The event drew a diverse participation of over 650 producers, industry members and supporters from across the country and all beef producing provinces, including a strong representation of young participants representing the industry future. It featured a dynamic and broad-spanning agenda rich in ideas, knowledge, insights and inspiration for moving the industry forward, including many buzz-generating topics that propelled the conference’s “#CBIC2016” hashtag to become a top trending Twitter topic in Canada.

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Lowe_Virgil“When I first heard about the idea for this conference and had the opportunity to get involved, I couldn’t have been more excited.  This is something our industry has needed. It’s something we’ve been working toward for a long time. It’s about bringing together the many faces of our industry, from all sectors, and from across the country, to interact with each other and share ideas around our common interests. It will help us implement the National Beef Strategy and provide a platform to drive fresh energy and progress for our industry for many years to come.”
2016 Co-Chair Virgil Lowe

 rob_smith“The sessions, speakers and topics are all excellent – there is something for everyone depending on their interests. There is a lot of opportunity for visiting, networking and enjoying different social events around the main sessions. Everyone from industry leaders to individual producers has an important role to play, to strengthen our industry and drive it forward. That’s what this conference is all about.”

2016 Co-Chair Rob Smith


See Rob’s Top 10 Tweets of #CBIC2016 


Make the connection and join industry stakeholders to learn, socialize and network at the 2nd Annual Canadian Beef Industry Conference August 15-17, at the Calgary Stampede Grounds in Calgary Alberta.