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EN ROUTE to BIOFOR The International Conference for the Foret-Based Bioeconomy November 20, 2015
  En Route to Montreal BIOFOR International

Held in conjunction with PaperWeek, the new Montreal BIOFOR International conference will be dedicated to the emerging forest bioeconomy.

It is expected to see strong interest and participation from key players of manufacturers of the pulp & paper and forest products industry, chemical sectors, government, academia, the financial sector and research institutes. This conference will be an opportunity for attendees contemplating forest related bioeconomy projects across North America and more globally to gain strategic insights on the constantly evolving landscape of technology advancements, project implementation know-how, policy, and programs and regulations affecting this growing business sector.


CEO keynote/opening panel:
In an interactive concept, company CEOs and key executives from North American companies who have actively engaged in forest biorefinery-derived products.

Government Policy Session:
Key International, Federal or provincial government policy-makers will discuss their current or upcoming policy, programs and other measures undertaken to stimulate the implementation of forest-derived bioeconomy projects within their jurisdictions.

Technical and Economic Feasibility of the Forest Bioeconomy:

• Engineering Session: “Lessons learned when implementing first-in-kind forest bioproduct projects”
• Financial Experts Session – how do you finance a forest sector transformation?

Technologies & Products:

• Federal R&D Activities and Services for Forest Biorefinery Development in Canada
• Full Biorefinery Technical Track – what are people actually building?
• As well as Bioenergy and Biomaterials sessions

Stay tuned – complete details will be published shortly.

Running parallel to the highly attended Paperweek, BIOFOR will provide an incomparable and unique opportunity for the forest products sector and allied stakeholder industries to connect on all aspects of the rapidly emerging forest bioeconomy, across North America and worldwide.


Montreal BIOFOR International Program Committee

Tom Browne

Mariya Marinova
Polytechnique Montréal

Jean-François Levasseur
Natural Resources Canada

Jean Hamel

Don Roberts
Nawitka Capital Advisors Ltd.

Peter Axegård
Innventia - Suède

Jason Linkewich
LinksEdge Ltd.

Donald Smith







Thomas Perichaud


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