The AGRI Tech Venture Forum holds true to the original vision of operating at the intersection of financial capital, innovation and global commercialization. As part of the transformation, we are expanding the reach of the AGRI Tech Venture Forum to engage more active investors and promising new companies in the sector, fulfilling our promise of being Canada’s premier Ag Tech event.

Join Thought Leaders and Industry Experts in analyzing and discussing the constantly changing landscape of emerging technologies within:

  • Crop Science and Precision Farming;
  • Robotics;
  • Livestock and Animal Health;
  • Vertical Farming, Aeroponics and Aquaculture;
  • Functional Foods and Alternatives; and
  • Bio Industrial Products.

Whether you are an entrepreneur, corporate executive, investor, or government official, the AGRI Tech Venture Forum is your platform to connect and do business with key influencers and decision makers.

General Delegate Registration: $1395 CAD + tax

Special rates for Showcase Alumni available: Contact Us.
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Venue Information


The 2017 AGRI Tech Venture Forum will be held in Toronto, Ontario at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel.

525 Bay Street
Toronto, ON
M5G 2L2

Register before March 10, 2017 to be entered in a draw to win a free round-trip fare to any North American destination with Air Canada. Use the promo code FZB7HGG1 to receive 10% off eligible fares to YYZ with Air Canada between May 4-19, 2017.


Transportation & Parking

From Toronto Pearson
International Airport:

45 mins by car
60 minutes by public transit
Approx. Taxi Fare: $55-65 CAD

Parking at the Hotel:

Valet Parking: $45 CAD per day
Self Parking: $35 CAD per day or $7 CAD per hour



We have negotiated a significantly reduced room rate at the hotel starting at $235 CAD per night. The Room Block sold out early for the 2016 Forum, so book early for 2017! Book by phone at +1-416-597-9200 and mention the AGRI Tech Venture Forum, or use the Online Reservation Portal.

The Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel

Located in the heart of Toronto’s Bay Street Financial district, luxury awaits at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel. Featuring newly renovated, spacious, thoughtfully designed guest rooms, modern amenities, and outstanding service befitting a luxury hotel, the stage is set for a memorable hotel stay in downtown Toronto. Hotel rooms and suites feature deluxe bedding, high-speed Wi-Fi, and an ergonomic work area, while our other resources include exceptional on-site dining, a pool, and a fitness centre. Looking to make the most of your trip? The  hotel’s prime location in the heart of downtown Toronto’s business district allows for easy access to many corporate headquarters and to famous attractions like the CN Tower, Eaton Centre, and the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Advisory Board

Open Prairie Ventures & Southwest Michigan First Life Science Fund

Patrick Morand

Emerald Technology Ventures

Neil Cameron
Investment Director

Verdex Capital

Mark Carlson
Managing Director

Avrio Capital

Michael McGee
Managing Director

Kirchner Private Capital Group

Armand Lavoie
Managing Director

Sustainable Development Technology Canada

Paul Austin
Regional Director, Partnerships

Cultivian Ventures

Ronald Meeusen
Managing Partner

First Green Partners

Thomas Erickson
Co-President and Director

South Dakota Innovation Partners

Mark Lueke
Managing Director and CEO

Linn Grove Ventures

Dan Hodgson
Managing General Partner and Co-Founder

Radicle Accelerator Fund

Kirk Haney

Syngenta Ventures

David L. Pierson
Managing Director

Elanco Canada

Kyle Montgomery
Business Development and Alliance Manager

Critical Path Group


Critical Path Group is a boutique professional event production and advisory firm focused exclusively on serving the innovation and technology commercialization sectors. Our mission is to facilitate the acceleration of technology commercialization and adoption to address the world’s most compelling challenges. The firm is located in Calgary, Alberta, one of the fastest growing economic centres on the continent. Critical Path Group manages the largest portfolio of innovation and technology showcase conferences in Canada, comprised of:

  • The AGRI Tech Venture Forum;
  • Atlantic Venture Forum;
  • Banff Venture Forum;
  • Canadian Financing Forum; and
  • PROPEL Energy Tech Forum.

All of our portfolio events are within the three sectors critical to humanity: Energy, the Environment and Healthcare. We believe that the most compelling challenges facing humankind lie within these three realms and that these challenges will ultimately be addressed by emerging technology solutions.



Want More Information?

The AGRI Tech Venture Forum Prospectus captures key information
about why this is a “must-attend” event for your calendar!


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