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Keynote speaker annunced for PFI Annual Conference

June 19, 2012, Mashantucket, CT - The keynote speaker has been announced for the Pellet Fuels Institute Annual conference, to be held July 29-31 at Foxwoods Resort.


June 19, 2012
By Pellet Fuels Institute

June 19, 2012, Mashantucket, CT – The keynote speaker has been announced for the Pellet Fuels Institute
Annual conference, to be held July 29-31 at Foxwoods Resort.

Christiane Eggar, Deputy Manager of the O.Ö. Energiesparverband, the energy agency of Upper Austria, will be giving the keynote address at the conference. Christiane is an industry leader and an expert in energy efficiency in buildings, solar and biomass heating, and in dissemination and promotion of sustainable energy production and use. She is also conference director for World Sustainable Energy Days.
 
The conference education program is filled with topics of great importance to the industry, including mill safety, standards, state and local initiatives, and opportunities in commercial/industrial markets. Two featured panels include:
 
Pellet Mill Safety: Risk Assessment and Accident Prevention
Dr. Tim Myers, Exponent
Zachary Hachmeister, Fauske

State and Local Initiatives in the Pellet Industry: Best Practices and Recent Developments
Jeremy Crandall, Office of Maryland House of Delegates Member Heather Mizeur
William Strauss, Future Metrics
Charlie Niebling, New England Wood Pellet
Marcus Kauffman, Oregon Department of Forestry

More information on the conference program as well as how to register can be found through the following links:

Preliminary Program

Conference Registration

Exhibit & Sponsorship Registration

PFI has reserved a block of rooms at the preferred conference rate of $159/night at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods. You are encouraged to make your reservation now while rooms are still available.

For hotel reservations, contact the MGM Grand at Foxwoods directly at 1.800.FOXWOODS (369-9663) or you may reserve a room online at resweb.passkey.com/go/pellet2012. In order to receive the PFI preferred room rate of $159, conference attendees must mention the Pellet Fuels Institute block of rooms, or group code M15734. To receive this rate, reservations must be made by 5pm EDT on July 6th.


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