Event (Upcoming)


April 2023

Feeding a Growing Planet, Safely and Sustainably

11:45am-1:30pm | Fairmont Royal York - 100 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3, Purchase Tickets

To address agriculture’s most pressing issues, we need to take bold, collective action to transform the global food system. We must be driven by the conviction that sustainability and increasing yields are not mutually exclusive – and think holistically to solve for both. Agriculture holds solutions to addressing climate change, and we all have the responsibility to help growers as they lead the world into this next era of sustainable agriculture.

- Lunch will be served -

Ticket Pricing:
Individual seat: $125 +HST
Table (seats 10): $1125 +HST


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Feeding a Growing Planet, Safely and Sustainably

Jacquie McNish

Award-Winning Journalist & Bestselling Author

Jacquie McNish

For more than 40 years, Jacquie McNish has been on the ground covering major stories in Canada and the United States. Her investigative articles with The Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail have won multiple awards, including eight National Newspaper Awards.

McNish has also authored four bestselling books: The Big Score: Robert Friedland, Inco, and the Voisey’s Bay Hustle; Wrong Way: The Fall of Conrad Black, with Sinclair Stewart; The Third Rail; Confronting Our Pension Failures, with Jim Leech; and Losing The Signal: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Blackberry, with Sean Silcoff. Three of her books have won National Business Book Awards and Losing the Signal was adapted into the Blackberry, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February 2023 and is due to be released this spring in Canada, the United States, and Europe.

Ken Seitz

President and Chief Executive Officer

Ken Seitz

Ken Seitz brings over 25 years of global management experience working across more than 60 countries, with a deep background in the agriculture and mining sectors. Ken joined Nutrien in October 2019, as Executive Vice President and CEO Potash, leading the world’s largest potash producer with over 20 million tonnes of potash capacity at our six lower-cost potash mines in Saskatchewan.

Before joining Nutrien, he was the President and CEO of Canpotex, one of the world’s largest suppliers of Potash, where he was appointed to the role in 2015. Mr. Seitz has extensive experience in global fertilizer marketing and logistics and strong connections within the industry.

Ken previously worked with Cameco Corporation for 18 years, holding a variety of senior management roles, including Senior Design Engineer; VP, Marketing and Administration; VP, Corporate Development; and Senior VP and Chief Commercial Officer. 

Ken has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Saskatchewan. He is a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan and is a Professional Agrologist with the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists. He also holds a Certificate in Management from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

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