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Program 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

  • 8:00 - 17:00 Industry Visits, Exclusively for Overseas Buyers

  • 15:00 - 18:00  Registration
                               
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  • 16:30 Networking Cocktail in Collaboration with

     

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

  • 8:30 - 18:00  Registration

  • 9:00 - 12:00  Industry Seminar on Economy and Markets
    - Economic Outlook and Lumber Markets, Paul Quinn, Paper & Forest Products Analyst, RBC
    - The Next Decade in Lumber and Building Materials Distribution: Regional Differences in a Shared Environment, François Robichaud, Partner, Forest Economic Advisors
    - Prefabrication in the US COnstruction Industry, Kirk Grundhal, Executive Director, Structural Building Components Association (SBCA)
    Moderator: Scott Jamieson, Director of Engagement, Annex Business Media Publisher of the Canadian Forest Industries Magazine

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  • 10:30 Break
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  • 12:00  Luncheon with Keynote Speaker
    Darrel Bricker, CEO, Ipsos Public Affairs

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  • 13:30 - 17:00  Trade Show

  • 14:00 - 15:45 Short Seminar, part #1
    "Human Resources: the Challenge of the Workforce in the Manufacturing Industry »

    - Demographic Issues and the Workforce, Robert Larocque, Senior Vice-President, Forest Products Association of Canada
    - Talent Management: Retention and Development of the Workforce, Bruno Lambert, Vice President, Services, HumEng International
    - How to Attract Talented People to the Sawmill Industry?, Jeff Weber, Executive Vide President and Chief Operating Officer, and Sylvain Messier, Corporate Projects and Controls Manager, Eacom Timber Corporation

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  • 15:00  Break
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  • 17:30 - 19:00  Cocktail Reception

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

  • 8:00 - 13:00  Registration

  • 9:00 - 12:30 Trade Show

  • 9:00 - 9:45 Short Seminar, part #2
    "Human resources: jobs enriched by the introduction of new technologies"
    - Creativity abd Human Capital: our experience, Tommy Gagnon, CEO, AutomaTech Robotik
    - How to take advantage of the 4th Industrial Revolution to attract and retain young talent?, Anne-Marie Lévesque, Commercial Development Manager, PMP Solutions, and Jean-Sébastien Pelletier, Plant Manager, Maibec
    - Speaker to be confirmed

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  • 10:00 Break

  • 10:00 - 11:30 Hardwoods Seminar
    - Overview of the International Hardwood Market, Rupert Oliver, General Manager, Forest Industries Intelligence
    - The Belgian Sawmilling Industry Experience:  Creative Ideas to Test in North America, Joris Dehennin, Technical Wood Adviser, Hout Info Bois
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  • 12:00 - 13:30  Buffet Lunch
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  • 15:30 End of Convention




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