Alberta Forrest

76th Annual General Meeting & Conference
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge – Jasper, Alberta 

Schedule of Events (Subject to Change)

Wednesday – September 26, 2018

(Dress: Business Casual)

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

1:00 – 9:00 pm              Conference Registration

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

5:00 – 6:00 pm              Welcome Reception

6:00 – 9:00 pm              Welcome Dinner

Thursday – September 27, 2018

(Dress: Business Casual)

7:00 – 8:30 am              Breakfast 

9:00 – 9:45 am              Open and Welcome

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

9:45 – 10:30 am            Forests Are The Answer

  • Kathy Abusow – Sustainable Forestry Initiative

10:30 – 11:30 am          Research Updates from Foothills Research Institute:

  • Gord Stenhouse – Grizzly Bear Research
  • Laura Finnegan – Caribou Research

11:45 – 1:15 pm            Lunch

  • AFPA Health & Safety Awards

1:30 – 3:00 pm              Deputy Ministers Panel Session

  • Andre Corbould (Agriculture and Forestry)
  • Eric Denhoff (Environment and Parks)
  • Jason Krips (Economic Development and Trade)
  • Donavon Young (Indigenous Relations)

3:00 – 3:30 pm              Biomass Opportunities

  • Steve MacDonald (CEO, Emissions Reduction Alberta)

3:30 – 4:00 pm              Canadian Forest Service Update

5:00 – 6:00 pm              Business Contact Session / Reception (Complimentary refreshments will be served)

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

  • Deron Bilous (Minister of Economic Development and Trade)
  • AFPA Awards

Friday – September 28, 2018:

(Dress: Golf)

7:00 – 8:30 am              Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 am            Forestry Economic Overview

  • Paul Jannke (Forest Economic Advisors LLC)

11:00 – 12:00 pm          Lunch (Buffet)

12:30 – 5:30 pm            32nd Annual Arden Rytz Golf Tournament (Shotgun start)

5:30 – 8:00 pm              Dinner and Golf Prizes