June 27: Opening reception event (evening) Calgary
June 28: Conference begins with IFAJ meeting and then buses to Olds, Alberta – evening event
June 29 – July 2: Speakers, professional development, tours, special events and more! Final banquet dinner July 2.
July 3: Buses return everyone to Calgary (Calgary International Airport (YYC) and downtown Calgary) or head off on post-tours.
Interlaken, August 14-18, 2024
Welcome to Switzerland. We invite you to the IFAJ Congress in Switzerland, where we will talk about the high expectations of society and take a look behind the scenes of Swiss agriculture. The congress will take place in Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland. An impressive landscape and a diverse agriculture awaits you.
The Annual Congress is IFAJ’s flagship event.
Hosted by a different member guild each year, Congress brings together IFAJ members from all over the world for an immersive few days in a country’s agriculture.
Delegates return home with a remarkable insight into different agricultural industries and practices, providing valuable opportunities to report, compare and contrast, improve knowledge and build networks. It’s also an important business event for IFAJ; it’s here that both the Executive and Delegate Assemblies meet, and strategy debated and decided.
For the home guild, it’s a tremendous opportunity to showcase ‘their’ agriculture to the rest of the world, while at the same time building and strengthening relationships with domestic associations, trade bodies and sponsors. It also provides much-needed interaction with other guilds.
The legacy of hosting a Congress, and around 200 overseas journalists, communicators and photographers, often leads to renewed enthusiasm and vigor for home-grown initiatives.