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Demo International® Conference 2016 (& CIF/COFE AGM)

“Canada’s Forest Sector: Adapting to a New Reality. Technology and Innovation as a Catalyst for Success” Demo International Conference (& CIF/COFE AGM) will occur at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Vancouver on September 19-21, 2016.

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The Demo International® Conference (& CIF/COFE AGM) 2016 is scheduled for September 19-21, 2016, in Vancouver, BC.

Success is now open for registration!

This conference is entitled “Canada’s Forest Sector: Adapting to a New Reality. Technology and Innovation as a Catalyst for Success” and will be occurring at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Vancouver.

Make sure to register below to join us for the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF) National Awards Banquet, this year's Council on Forest Engineering&rsquo's (COFE) Awards Banquet, and the Musqueam First Nation Salmon BBQ & Cultural Performance as these events are not included in the basic conference registration fee. Don't forget to let us know if you will also attend the Companion Tourist Information Session (free)!

The speakers for the Demo International® Conference 2016 are experts and leaders from the forestry industry, academia, government, and indigenous communities. Some of the confirmed speakers are:

  • Dr. John Innes, Dean of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia
  • Mr. Pierre Lapointe, President and CEO of FPInnovations
  • Mr. David Elstone, Executive Director of the Truck Loggers Association
  • Mr. Robert Larocque, Senior Vice-President of the Forest Products Association of Canada
  • Mr. Jim Girvan, Principal of MDT Management Decision and Technology Ltd.
  • Mr. Derek Orr, Business Development Manager of Carrier Lumber Ltd.
  • Ms. Jody Shimkus, Vice-President of Environment and Regulatory Affairs at HD Mining International Ltd.
  • Mr. John Rustad, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation for British Columbia2

You can find more information about the speakers and their topics on the conference website 2.

Many exciting and informative pre and post-conference tours have been planned with this conference. Don't forget to register your spot on your chosen time (s) below, as space is limited!

For information about the conference programtravel and accommodationstoursawards banquets, and social events explore the drop-down tabs on the website's conference section.