Alberta Forrest

75th Annual General Meeting & Conference
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge – Jasper, Alberta

Wednesday – September 27, 2017:
(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 75th Anniversary Welcome Dinner – WINE SPONSOR – VETS Group
Greetings: Richard Ireland (Mayor, Jasper)
75 Years of the AFPA: Paul Whittaker (AFPA)
Guest Speaker: Peter Murphy, Forest History Association of Alberta

Thursday – September 28, 2017:
(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 Open and Welcome
Paul Whittaker (AFPA)
Hon. Oneil Carlier (Minister of Agriculture and Forestry)

9:30 – 10:45 am Alberta’s Economy: Todd Hirsch (ATB)

10:45 – 11:45 am Innovation Hour: Trevor Stuthridge (FPInnovations)

12:00 – 1:15 pm “Trade for Lunch”
Hon. Deron Bilous (Minister of Economic Development and Trade)

1:30 – 2:15 pm Health and Safety Panel Session
Hon. Christina Gray (Minister of Labour)
Craig Armstrong (CEO, Millar Western)
Health and Safety Awards

2:15 – 3:00 pm Community Leaders’ Panel Session
Mayor Maryann Chichak (Whitecourt)
Mayor Rob Mackin (Hinton) 
Deputy Reeve Lisa Wardley (Mackenzie County)

3:00 – 4:00 pm Deputy Ministers’ Panel Session
DM Bev Yee (Agriculture & Forestry)
DM Andre Corbould (Environment & Parks)
DM Jason Krips (Economic Development & Trade)

5:00 – 6:00 pm Business Contact Session / Reception
Networking: conference attendees and sponsors.
(Complimentary refreshments will be served)

6:00 – 8:30 pm Dinner (Dress: Business) – WINE SPONSOR – VETS Group
Hon. Brian Mason (Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation)
Awards

Friday – September 29, 2017:
(Dress: Golf)

8:00 – 9:30 am “Breakfast with the Ambassador”: Gary Doer
Canada-US relations – “Looking Back/Looking Ahead”

9:30 – 10:30 am Biomass Opportunities Panel Session
Leroy Reitsma (CEO, Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc.)
Brian Vaasjo (CEO, Capital Power)

11:00 – 12:00 pm Lunch (Buffet)

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

6:00 – 8:00 pm Dinner and Golf Prizes