New name, new focus for bioenergy event

The International Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition is being reborn as the Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition.

The new name reflects a growth in the use of woody biomass from legacy industries such as wood pellet production and cogeneration to a full value-chain of products such as biofuels, biogas, biochemicals, biopharmaceuticals and other bioproducts.

The new conference will continue its predecessor’s legacy of excellence in showcasing the innovation of the companies, organizations and researchers who make Canada a global leader of the forest bioeconomy.

“The original name and mandate were chosen to focus attention on the emerging bioenergy industry in Northern BC and on creating a venue for Canadian wood pellet producers to connect and network with their customers and colleagues in other parts of the world,” explained Jim Martin, Chair of the Board of Directors of the conference.

“The bioenergy industry in Canada has grown and matured since we founded the conference in 2004. We felt it was important that, as the leading conference of its kind in Canada, we should reflect the diversification in the use of woody biomass across the full value chain of bioproducts.”

The theme of this year’s conference is The New Bioeconomy: Adding Value to Biomass. The conference will look at some of the key challenges and opportunities facing the industry today, and includes:

  • A program full of industry experts, analysts and thought leaders.
  • The biggest bioeconomy-focused trade show in Canada.
  • Facilitated Business-to-Business sessions, FREE with your conference registration.
  • A pre-conference Wood Products Safety Workshop.

Registration is now open and a Call for Presenters will be released soon. Reserve your trade show booth or sponsorship now to take advantage of this opportunity to situate yourself at the centre of the largest bioeconomy conference and exhibition in Canada.

Join us in Prince George, June 6-8, 2018.