Get ready for Saskatoon!
The 2019 Annual Summit starts Sunday in Saskatoon.
Here are nine things to do before you go!
1) Register!
Registration is still open! Don't miss your cha nce to network with leaders from ten states, provinces, and territories at one conference.

NEW THIS YEAR: Special Combo Registration Deal lets you select your preferred plenary meal and working group session for just $50 USD!
2) Review the Summit Program!
3) Create a Sched Profile!
Sign up for a free Sched account here. This allows you to access the interactive agenda, view speakers, and plan your Summit schedule all in one place. You can bookmark sessions and sync them to your phone and calendar!
4) Plan your Summit Schedule!
See speaker photos and bios and start planning your Summit schedule today!
Learn more about working group sessions, keynote plenaries, and receptions.
5) Plan to attend the receptions & hospitality suites!
We encourage all of our delegates to attend our special off-site evening receptions and hospitality suites. These events provide a more relaxed and casual setting for delegates to meet each other and build relationships. All hospitality suites will be held from 9:00-11:00pm in the Sheraton Top of the Inn. More information on receptions can be found here.

*If you have registered to attend the full Summit, then you are automatically signed up for the evening receptions. If you have registered to attend only one day, you are more than welcome to join us for that evening's reception.

Note: We do have a la carte registration options for those who may want attend just the evening reception. Choose the "Combo Package-Plenary Meal + Session" at registration.

Sunday, July 21:
6:00-8:00pm Welcome Reception featuring Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark at the Bessborough Gardens

Monday, July 22:
5:45-7:45pm Reception at University of Saskatchewan featuring University President, Dr. Peter Stoicheff

Tuesday, July 23:
6:00-9:00pm PNWER Celebration Dinner featuring Métis and First Nations performances at the Western Development Museum

Wednesday, July 24:
6:00-8:00pm Closing Reception at the Remai Modern Art Museum
6) Connect with us on social media!
Follow us on Twitter for updates throughout the Summit. Share your excitement, insights, and experiences at the 29th PNWER Annual Summit on Twitter by mentioning @PNWER and including the hashtag #PNWER! Download graphics to use here.
7) Review These Important Details
Location: Unless otherwise noted, all events are being held at both the Delta Bessborough and Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel. These hotels are located directly across the street from each other. Event locations are noted on the agenda.

Summit Check-in: When you arrive at the Summit, please check in at the registration desk to receive your name badge and registration packet.
  • On Sunday, July 21, the registration desk is open from 10:00am-7:00pm in the Bessborough Convention Foyer. If you arrive after registration closes on Sunday, please join the Hospitality Suite at 9:00pm in the Sheraton Top of the Inn.
  • For the remaining days of the Summit, the registration desk will be open from 7:00am-5:30pm in the Sheraton Conference Foyer.

Dress Code: Dress is business casual-leave the ties at home!

Code of Conduct: When you registered for the Summit, you verified that you read and understood the PNWER Code of Conduct. It is the policy of the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region that all participants including attendees, staff, volunteers, and all other stakeholders at PNWER meetings will conduct themselves in a professional manner that is welcoming to all participants and free from any form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. More information can be found here
8) Check out who else is attending!
Want to know who else is attending the Summit? Read below to see the organizations that are being represented.
Attending Organizations
+Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada
+AGT Foods
+AGvisorPRO Inc.
+Alaska Lieutenant Governor
+Alaska to Alberta Railway Development Corporation
+Alberta Beef Producers
+Alberta Cattle Feeders Association
+Alberta Invasive Species Council
+Alberta Legislative Assembly
+Alberta Milk
+Alberta Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry
+Alberta Ministry of Economic Development, Trade, and Tourism
+Alberta Ministry of Environment & Parks
+Altair Drilling
+American Forest Resource Council
+Andrew Loken Consulting
+Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
+Athabasca Basin Security
+Battlefords Chamber of Commerce
+BC Association of Cattle Feeders
+BC Legislative Assembly
+BC LNG Alliance
+BC Ministry of Agriculture
+Bennett Jones
+Black Ball Ferry Line
+BMO Financial Group
+BNSF Railway
+Bogard & Johnson LLC
+Border Policy Research Institute
+Brenden Farms
+BC Ministry of Agriculture
+Buffalo & Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority
+Bureau of Land Management
+Business Council of Canada
+Cameco Corporation
+Can-Am Group
+Canada Border Services Agency
+Canada West Foundation
+Canada's Ministry of Public Safety
+Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group
+Canadian American Business Council
+Canadian Animal Health Coalition
+Canadian Cattlemen's Association
+Canadian Food Inspection Agency
+Canadian Global Affairs Institute
+Canadian Livestock Genetics Assoc
+Canadian Nuclear Association
+Canadian Pork Council
+Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance
+Carbon Engineering Ltd.
+CarbonCure Technologies
+Catterall & Wright
+Chisholm Ventures Inc.
+City of Saskatoon
+University of Saskatchewan
+Consulate General of Canada in Denver
+Consulate General of Canada in Seattle
+Crestview Strategy
+DC Grid Development Corporation
+Des Nedhe Development
+Destination Greater Victoria
+Dot Technology Corporation
+Engineers and Geoscientists BC
+Executive Office of WA State Governor
+Federated Co-operatives Limited
+First Nations and Corporations
+First Nations Power Authority of SK
+FortisBC Energy Inc.
+Global Institute for Water Security
+Glyph Creative Strategy
+Government of NW Territories
+Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce
+Greater Victoria Harbour Authority
+Horse Council BC
+House of Commons
+Idaho Board of Professional Engineers & Surveyors
+Idaho Department of Agriculture
+Idaho State Legislature
+Idaho Office of Emergency Management
+Idaho Potato Commission
+Idaho Transportation Department
+Indigenous Works
+Industrial Machine
+Innergex Renewable Energy
+Innovation Saskatchewan
+Intermountain Gas Co.
+Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
+K+S Potash Canada
+Kitsaki Management
+Larfarge Canada Inc.
+Leduc+ Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce
+Legislative Energy Horizon Institute
+Lehigh Cement
+Lehigh Hanson Materials-Cement
+Lower Columbia Initiatives Corp.
+Manitoba Sustainable Devt.-Wildlife & Fisheries Branch
+Maple Leaf Foods
+March Consulting Associates
+MDU Resources Group, Inc.
+Merrifield National/International Consultant
+Miane Creek Livestock
+Mining Association of BC
+MLT Aikins LLP
+Montana Mining Association
+Montana State Department of Agriculture
+Montana State Department of Livestock
+Montana State Department of Natural Resources & Conservation
+Montana State Legislature
+Montana State University
+Moonbeam Exchange
+Natural Resources Canada
+Nelson Mullins
+Northern Arizona University
+Northwest Gas Association
+NorthWestern Energy
+Obervatoire de la Politique et Securite de l'Arctique
+Oregon State Legislature
+Pacific Northwest Building Resilience Coalition
+Pacific Northwest Transportation Service
+Petroleum Services Assoc. of Canada
+Pinehouse Business North
+Port of Vancouver
+Premier of the Northwest Territories
+Premier of Saskatchewan
+Public Safety Canada
+Puget Sound Energy
+Ratio Innovation Management
+Resource Works
+Royal Bank of Canada
+Sask Pork
+Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association
+Saskatchewan Polytechnic
+Saskatchewan Research Council
+Saskatoon Industry-Education Council
+Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority
+Schollie Research & Consulting
+SK Chamber of Commerce
+SK Hotel & Hospitality Association
+SK Indian Institute of Technology
+SK Irrigation Projects Association
+SK Legislative Assembly
+SK Ministry of Agriculture
+SK Ministry of Education
+SK Ministry of Energy & Resources
+SK Ministry of Environment
+SK Ministry of Finance
+SK Ministry of Highways & Infrastructure
+SK Ministry of Immigration & Career Training
+SK Ministry of Parks, Culture, & Sport
+SK Ministry of Social Services
+SK Ministry of Trade & Export Development
+SK Trade & Export Partnership
+Synthesis Agri-Food Network
+Texas A&M University AgriLife Research
+The Butchart Gardens
+The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
+The International CCS Knowledge Centre
+The Mosaic Company
+Thompson Rivers University
+Tolko Industries Ltd.
+Transport Canada
+Travel Oregon
+Tourism Saskatchewan
+U.S. Consulate General in Vancouver
+U.S. Customs and Border Protection
+U.S. Department of Agriculture
+U.S. Department of Homeland Security
+U.S. Dry Pea & Lentil Association
+USDA APHIS, Veterinary Services
+UC Berkeley Canadian Studies
+University of Alberta
+University of Buffalo
+University of Lethbridge
+University of Montana
+University of Regina
+University of Saskatchewan
+University of Washington-Tacoma
+Vancouver Airport Authority
+Vancouver Economic Commission
+Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
+Washington State Academy of Sciences
+Washington State Dept. of Agriculture
+Washington State Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
+Washington State Legislature
+Washington Military Department
+Washington PUD Association
+WaterSMART Solutions Ltd.
+Western College of Veterinary Medicine
+Western Economic Diversification Canada
+Western Equipment Dealers Association
+Western Washington University
+Yukon First Nation Chamber of Commerce
+Yukon Legislature
9) Finally, thank you to all of our Sponsors who helped to make this Summit possible!
Thank you to all our Summit Sponsors
Thank you to our Community Partners
Feeding the Future … from Saskatchewan to the world
Nutrien’s Saskatchewan roots run deep, so we’re excited to welcome delegates from across the Pacific NorthWest to showcase our great city and province.

The mission of PNWER is to increase the economic well-being and quality of life for all citizens of the region, while maintaining and enhancing our natural environment – and that connects powerfully with Nutrien’s purpose of growing our world from the ground up. As the world’s largest provider of crop inputs, services and solutions, Nutrien plays a critical role in feeding the future by helping growers increase food production in a sustainable manner.

With more than 20,000 employees and operations and investments in 14 countries, Nutrien’s products and solutions reach every major growing region in the world. From our corporate offices in Calgary, Alberta; Loveland, Colorado and here in Saskatoon, we support operations that produce and distribute over 27 million tonnes of potash, nitrogen and phosphate products worldwide. Combined with our 1,700 agriculture retail locations, which services over 500,000 grower accounts in seven countries, we are well positioned to meet the needs of a growing world and create value for our stakeholders.
Nutrien employs over 4,000 people in Saskatchewan, and we are proud to be the largest private-sector employer in the province. We operate six world-class potash mines and also have 120 Retail farm centers around the province that work directly with growers.

Our Retail footprint in the rest of the Pacific Northwest is considerable, with more than 150 Nutrien Ag Solutions locations spread across Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Nutrien is the largest ag retailer in Canada, the United States and Australia, and we also have Retail operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. Nutrien is the world’s third-largest nitrogen producer, with six nitrogen facilities in central and southern Alberta, one in Kennewick, Washington, five more in other parts of the US and one in Trinidad.

Our phosphate business is concentrated in the United States – we operate large integrated mining and processing facilities in North Carolina and Florida, and regional upgrading plants in Ohio, Missouri, Illinois and Nebraska.
Each day, farmers across the globe are challenged to produce more nutritious food, and to do so in a manner that sustains the planet’s finite resources. The world’s population is expected to approach 10 billion by 2050 and growers will face mounting pressure to produce more and better-quality food on limited arable land, while minimizing impacts on the environment.

Nutrien is working to help meet this challenge in a sustainable manner, through cutting-edge agronomic science and precision agriculture, and in partnership with other players across our industry. We’re moving the agriculture industry and the world forward – today and for generations to come. 

Nutrien is a strong believer in working with government, industry and community organizations across our operating regions and we are proud to support the PNWER Summit. We look forward to connecting with delegates from across the Pacific Northwest this week, to learning from each other and collaborating for the benefit of our Region as a whole.
This article is a submission by and reflects the views of 2019 Annual Summit Sponsor Nutrien PNWER Is not responsible for the content of this piece .
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