The Bioeconomy - Advantage Canada!
Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver BC, November 27-28, 2012
A new renewable world is emerging. European and Asian countries continue to set targets for renewable energy, and realizing that biomass will play a key role, they look to Canada as a major biomass supplier. Yet as Canada ramps up its biomass production for export, our domestic bioenergy industry is growing exponentially, initially in community heat, bio-power, and biofuels, and soon in drop-in transportation fuels, cellulosic ethanol, bio-chemicals and bio-pharmaceuticals. Canada is a leader in many bio-technologies, and we anticipate leveraging our biomass resources and technology to be at the forefront in developing a bio-economy.
At the The Bioeconomy - Advantage Canada, we will see how Canada can position itself as a leader of the emerging bioeconomy. This event will be an opportunity to network with key industry, non-profit, and public sector stakeholders from North America, Europe and Asia. Conference presentations and panel discussions will cover:
- Exponential growth in our domestic bioeconomy, shown in our 2012 Data Study;
- What is hot in the Bioeconomy;
- Opportunities for extracting High Value Products from biomass;
- Overseas markets, with a focus on Pan-Pacific Bio-Trade;
- Strategies for Accessing Capital and Financing for bioeconomy developments;
- The status of Biomass Heat and Power, with a special session on Rural and Remote Communities;
- And more!
Trade Show: The conference will be accompanied by a 25-company trade show that will provide delegates with an opportunity to network with leading bioeconomy equipment and service providers from across North America and Europe. Turboden/Pratt & Whitney, Viessmann, Urecon, Andritz, InterWrap, ProcessBio and a Finnish delegation are already confirmed. If you are interested in exhibiting, sign up today as space is limited and disappearing fast. You can download an exhibitor registration form by clicking here. Contact Noam Sugarman at email@example.com or 705-472-2280 for more information.
Post-Conference Tour: On November 29, we will lead a tour of the world's first gasification heat and power installation by Nexterra at the University of British Columbia, and then see BC's largest pellet terminal, Fibreco in North Vancouver. Click here to download the itinerary.
B2B Session: We are planning to hold a business-to-business session in which delegates will have the opportunity to sign up for one-on-one meetings with a select group of companies. Advance B2B sign-up is now open; click here to download the sign-up sheet.
Energy Independence for Rural and Remote Communities: In partnership with the University of Northern British Columbia, we will be holding a half-day workshop that will discuss how rural and remote communities, including Aboriginal communities, can use biomass to move toward energy independence and economic prosperity. All conference delegates are welcome to attend, or you can register for just this session for a cost of $100. See the agenda for more information.
Registration: The full price of registering for the conference at the door is $510 (HST included), but you can register in advance for $490. The cost of registering for the post-conference tour is an additional $100. You can register by downloading a registration form and submitting it by fax or post, or you can register online by clicking here.
Accommodation: We have secured a special guest room rate of $179/night for our delegates at the chic Sheraton Wall Centre, located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Click here to book your room before they're gone.
CanBio's Annual General Meeting of Members: The CanBio Annual General Meeting of Members will be held on Monday, November 26 from 4:00-5:30 pm at the Sheraton Wall Centre. Members will learn about all 2012 CanBio activities, vote on Board makeup and other key issues, and have their say about the direction of CanBio. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you are not a member and would like to attend, click here to join or contact us for more information. We are also requesting nominations for new board members, in particular from the Atlantic provinces, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Please send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 21.