North American Cranberry CONVENTION 2019

DATE : 25 & 26 March 2019 
PLACE : Hôtel Le Concorde Québec (1225 Cours du Général de Montcalm Street, Quebec City, Quebec  G1R 4W6)

The Quebec Cranberry Growers Association (L’Association des producteurs de canneberges du Québec - APCQ) is pleased to announce that the next North American Cranberry CONVENTION 2019. This industry gathering unites growers from all across Canada as well as the north-eastern United States, handlers from Quebec and the USA, expert speakers, researchers from various agricultural sectors as well as equipment manufacturers and specialized machinery to respond to the needs of our domain. 

With the theme of Improving Performance to Stay on the Cutting Edge, the convention will offer growers the opportunity to perfect their knowledge regarding growing practices, as a great number of conferences will address problematic field issues. 

Schedule & Conference speakers 

Monday March 25, 2019

8 :00 AM: Welcome and Registration

8 :00 AM: Trade booth visits

9 :00 AM – noon: Conferences

Congrès 2019 - Kevin Connolly 100x122Convention begins
Kevin Connolly
, APCQ president and general manager of L&S Cranberry 

Congrès 2019 - Jean-Philippe Gervais 100x1222019 Economic Outlook for the cranberry sector
Jean-Philippe Gervais, Ph.D., Vice-President & Chief Agricultural Economist, Farm Credit Canada

Congrès 2019 - Rémy Lambert 100x120The Organic Cranberry Market: What sets it apart from conventional cranberries?
Rémy Lambert, Ph.D., Full professor, Faculty of Agricultural & Food Science, Laval University

Congrès 2019 - Amaya Atucha 100x120Root Growth Patterns in Cranberries
Amaya Atucha, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. Horticulture, UW – Madison University

Congrès 2019 - Simon Bonin 100x127Presenting a new CRAAQ guide: Technical guide – Rational Irrigation Management
Simon Bonin, M.Sc., agr., Berry supply, Agronomy and Sustainability, Fruit d’Or

Noon: Lunch

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Conferences

Congrès 2019 - Simon Bonin 100x127Portrait of Sustainability Practices of Cranberry Production in Quebec
Simon Bonin, M.Sc., agr., Berry supply, Agronomy and Sustainability, Fruit d’Or

Congrès 2019 - Wilfried Dossou-Yovo 100x121Carbon Sequestration in Cranberry Soil
Wilfried Dossou-Yovo, PhD. in Soil Science, Faculty of Agricultural & Food Science, Laval University 

Congrès 2019 - Gaétan Bourgeois 100x123Climate change and cranberry production in Quebec
Gaétan Bourgeois, Ph.D., Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Congrès 2019 - François Gervais 100x120Mating disruption to control blackheaded fireworm and fruitworm in cranberry
François Gervais
, agr., Club Environnemental Technique Atoca Québec (CETAQ)

Congrès 2019 - Nadia Bergeron 100x123Exploiting Cranberry Harvest Residue as an Animal Health Alternative – The Results!
Nadia Bergeron, agr., Ph.D., Project manager in research & innovation, Agrinova  

Congrès 2019 - Marie-Pierre Fortier 100x122&
Marie-Pierre Fortier
, Ph.D. candidate, Manager - Meat Quality, CDPQ  

4:30 PM: Trade booth visits

6 :30 PM: Gourmet cocktail & meal - Ciel! Bistro-Bar (Hôtel Le Concorde, Québec)

Tuesday March 26, 2019

9 :00 AM – 12:30: Conferences 

Congrès 2019 - Amaya Atucha 100x120Bud Development from Fall to Spring and its Significance on Yield Prediction in Cranberry Production
Amaya Atucha, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. Horticulture, UW – Madison University 

Congrès 2019 - Line Rochefort 100x120Ceasing Cranberry Operations : The State of Knowledge on Rehabilitating the Environment
Line Rochefort, Ph.D., Full professor, researcher, Peatland Research Groupe, Laval University

Congrès 2019 - Franz Lang 100x121Using Mycorrhizae to Improve Plant Root Development 
Franz Lang, Ph.D., Professor, Biochemistry department, University of Montreal  

Congrès 2019 - Didier Labarre 100x120Evaluating the Impacts of Preventive Beehive Withdrawal on Cranberry Yields
Didier Labarre
, Student M. Sc., Entomologist, Club Environnemental Technique Atoca Québec (CETAQ)

Congrès 2019 - conférencier blanc 100x120End of convention
Guest to be confirmed 



For print, download:  



Hôtel Le Concorde Québec

1225 Cours du Général de Montcalm Street,
Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4W6

Room in single or double occupancy – Prestige Room: $ 110 + tax

Please reserve directly with the hotel
by mentioning the name 2019 APCQ Convention and the file no 622318 by telephone at 1-800-463-5256 or via the website – Group code 7729 


Different options:

  1. Option 1: All Inclusive: 
    Includes coffee breaks, lunch (Monday), gourmet cocktail & meal (Monday), breakfast (Tuesday)
    • APCQ grower member 
      Registration & payment received:
      • before February 15, 2019: $ 340 + tax
      • after February 16, 2019: $ 390 + tax
    • APCQ member: $ 390 + tax
    • Non-member of the APCQ: $ 440 + tax
  2. Option 2: Day pass: $ 285 + tax
  3. Option 3: Gourmet cocktail & meal (wine included): $ 95 + tax


before February 15, 2019


  • No reimbursements will be issued after March 8, 2019.
  • No reservations will be accepted after March 15, 2019.

Download the form to fill: 

Please complete the return the form to the attention of Danielle Tremblay at the APCQ:


Hotel Le Concorde is close to many public underground parking facilities managed by the SPAQ (Société Parc-Auto du Québec). These parking lots operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Convention 2019 - Parking Quebec - SEE PLAN AND PRICES [153 Ko].
Hotel Le Concorde offers a valet service as long as there are free slots in the parking lot below the Concorde. Therefore, there is always a valet available in the lobby of the hotel who will help you find a location to park.


1225, Cours du Général de Montcalm,
Québec, G1R 4W6
Cost :
    $ 24 / night
    $ 18 / day
    Valet Parking: $ 4 / day added

1050 Louis-Alexandre-Taschereau
Québec, G1R 5E6

1075 de l'Amérique Française
Québec, G1R 5P8

225 Grande Allée Est
Québec, G1R 5G5

875 Grande-Allée
Québec, G1R 4Y8

To find a parking:

 Trade booth visits

  • ADS Canada
  • Agri Mécanik
  • Agro-Bio Contrôle inc.
  • Cima +
  • Citadelle
  • Fruit d'Or
  • Hortau
  • Metal Pless inc.
  • Plant Products Inc.
  • Soleno
  • Soucy International inc.
  • Wajax



We thank our partners for their generous contribution.


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  • Emblème Canneberge
  • Entreprise M.C. Comtois (2013) inc.
  • Hortau
  • Lassonde Pappas and Company, Inc.
  • Les Équipements Adrien Phaneuf inc.