CANADA - The chair of the Banff Pork Seminar Organizing Committee says the Banff Pork Seminar has evolved into a meeting of global significance. The theme of the 2017 Banff Pork Seminar, which kicks off today at the Banff Springs Hotel and runs through Thursday, is "Innovative and Sustainable Solutions for an Evolving Industry, writes Bruce Cochrane.
Mark Chambers, the Chair of the Banff Pork Seminar Organizing Committee, says, over the years, the Banff Pork Seminar has grown in importance.
Mark Chambers-Banff Pork Seminar:
The Banff Pork Seminar, it's in its 46th year this year in 2017.
It started at the Banff Springs Hotel and then it outgrew the Banff Springs Hotel and it moved to the Banff Centre.
It was held there for many years and now it's the second year back at the Banff Springs Hotel where they had expanded their conference centre.
It's been around for 46 years and it's been a very successful seminar growing over the years.
We get attendance globally.
The majority of the attendees would be from Canada and the US but it will get people from South America and from Europe as well and sometimes some people from Australia.
I was just reflecting the other day and I was putting some notes together.
Actually the first seminar I attended was in 1997 and registrations back then were somewhere in the region of about 250 to 300 and our seminar now gets up to 600 plus registrants at the conference each year.
Chambers says the response of attendees to the change in venue was that they really liked it.
He says some great speakers have been lined up and it's going to be a great event.
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