Alberta Forrest

74th Annual General Meeting & Conference
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge – Jasper, Alberta

Schedule of Events
(Subject to Revision)

Wednesday September 21, 2016

(Dress: Business Casual)

1:00 – 4:15 pm            Board of Directors Meeting (open to board members only)

4:30 – 5:00 pm            Annual General Meeting (open to all AFPA members)

1:00 – 9:00 pm            Conference Registration

5:00 – 6:00 pm            Welcome Reception

6:00 – 9:00 pm            Welcome Dinner

Speaker: Paul Jannke (Forest Economic Advisors) – “Global Wood Markets”

 

Thursday September 22, 2016

(Dress: Business Casual)

7:00 – 8:30 am            Breakfast

 

7:15 – 8:30 am            Board of Directors Breakfast Meeting (private)

 

9:00 – 9:30 am            Opening and Welcome

Paul Whittaker (AFPA)
Hon. Oneil Carlier (Minister of Agriculture and Forestry)

9:30 – 11:00 am          Innovation in the Forestry Sector (Panel #1)

Panel Chair Stan Blade (Dean, University of AB)
Pierre Lapointe (FPInnovations)
Sian Barraclough (VP, Capital Power) 

11:00 – 11:55 am        Trade Opportunities for Forestry

Panel Chair: Paul Whittaker
Hon. Deron Bilous (Minister of Economic Development & Trade)
Mark Feldinger (VP, Canfor)

12:00 – 1:15 pm          Lunch

Hon. Danielle Larivee (Minister of Municipal Affairs)

1:30 – 2:30 pm            Pulp and Paper Session

Brian McClay (Brian McClay & Associates) – “Global Trends in Market Pulp”

2:45 – 4:00 pm            Deputy Minister Round Table

Chair, Paul Whittaker
Bev Yee (Agriculture & Forestry)
Andre Corbould (Environment & Parks)
Jason Krips (Economic Development & Trade)

4:00 – 5:00 pm            Government – Industry Networking Session with Minister & DMs

5:00 – 6:00 pm            Business Contact Session/Reception

A chance for networking between conference attendees and sponsors.

6:00 – 8:30 pm            Dinner (Dress – Business)

Speaker: Honourable Brian Mason, Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation

Friday September 23, 2016

(Dress: Golf)

7:00 – 8:30 am            Breakfast

9:00 – 11:00 am          Innovation in the Forestry Sector (Panel #2)

Panel Chair (Steve Price, CEO Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions)
Glenn Mason (ADM, Natural Resources Canada)
Derek Nighbor (CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada)
Steve MacDonald (CEO, Climate Change Emissions Management Corporation)

11:00 – 12:00pm          Closing – Lunch (buffet)

12:30 – 6:00 pm          29th Annual Arden Rytz Golf Tournament – Shotgun start

6:00 – 9:30 pm           Dinner and Golf Prizes