Canada’s largest biomass conference delivers key opportunities
By Cam McAlpine
March 10, 2016 - What do you look for when considering attendance at an industry conference? Business opportunities? Networking? The latest information on your industry? Great food and social events? Canada’s largest, longest running biomass conference, the International Bioenergy Conference & Exhibition has all this and more. Don't miss out. Register now.
By Cam McAlpine
Here’s what’s in store:
The event unofficially begins with an exclusive small group pre-conference tour (maximum 16 participants) that will take delegates on a tour of the southern half of British Columbia, onto harvesting sites, and into pellet mills, power plants, sawmills and cultural activities.
Day one of the conference offers a variety of options, including facilitated business-to-business meetings, a pellet safety workshop and a codes and standards workshop. The day is capped off with the conference opening reception, at Canada’s Green University, University of Northern B.C.
The conference program is starting to take shape. In addition to keynote speaker Jeff Rubin, author and renowned speaker on energy and climate change, the conference features Don Roberts, former head of CIBC World Markets’ Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Team, and current CEO of Nawitka Capital Advisors. Roberts is joined on the opening panel by Dr. William Strauss, president of FutureMetrics, and a leading expert in pellet and biomass markets in North America.
Another feature panel will look frankly at the fibre picture in B.C. Pinnacle Renewable Energy CEO Rob McCurdy, Council of Forest Industries vice-president Doug Routledge, and Forests Ministry Assistant Deputy Minister Dave Peterson will discuss the successes and challenges they’ve faced as they develop strategies to increase access to fibre across the industry as part of a provincial fibre working group.
In between it all will be meals and social events that have become renowned in the industry, as well as a trade show packed with key industry partners.
To register for your spot as a delegate, to book your space in the exhibition or for more information and a developing list of featured speakers, go to www.bioenergyconference.org.
The International Bioenergy Conference & Exhibition takes place from June 15 to 17, 2016 in Prince George, B.C.