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Day 1

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Main Events

From 15:30 to 17:00

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

NAWLA Montréal Regional Meeting

Pierre Moreau, Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Ressources


Panel with Matt Tobin (West Fraser), Scott Gascho (Hampton Lumber), André Beaulieu (J.D. Irving) and Christian Provost (Boscus)

Chaired by:

Agora-Centre-Ville

From 17:00 to 18:00

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Networking cocktail

Registration & Visits

From 08:00 to 17:00

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Industry visits, exclusively for overseas buyers
Day 2

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Main Events

From 09:00 to 12:00

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Industry Seminar on Economy and Markets

Economic outlook and lumber markets

Paul Quinn, RBC,


The next decade in lumber and building materials distribution: regional differences in a shared environment.

François Robichaud, Forest Economic Advisors, Canada


Structural Framing - Stick-built to Factory to ?

Kirk Grundahl, Structural Building Components Association,


Moderator

Scott Jamieson, Annex Business Media, Canada

Centre-Ville

From 12:00 to 13:30

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Luncheon with Keynote Speaker

Darrell Bricker, Ipsos Affaires Publiques,

Place du Canada

From 13:30 to 15:10

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Short Seminar, part #1

The Transportation and Logistical Challenges

Stephane Renou, FPInnovations,


Demographic issues and the workforce

Joel Neuheimer, Association des produits forestiers du Canada,


Skills management: retention and development of the workforce.

Bruno Lambert, HumEng International,


Invest in technology and people: how to attract talent to the sawmill industry?

Jeff Weber, Eacom Timber,

Centre-Ville

From 15:30 to 17:00

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Seminar on Opportunities for Canadaian Wood Products in the Growing Chinese Economy.

Moderator

John Kozij, Ressources naturelles Canada,


Doing business in China: opportunities and challenges.

Jean-Christian Brillant, Ambassade du Canada en Chine,


China wood products market analysis.

Margaret Stewart, MSC Marketing Solutions Consulting,

Centre-Ville

From 17:30 to 19:00

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Cocktail Reception

Place du Canada

Registration & Visits

Aucune inscription/visite cette journée.
Day 3

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Main Events

From 09:00 to 12:30

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Trade Show

Convention Floor

From 09:00 to 10:10

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Shorth Seminar, part #2: Attractive Jobs through the Introduction of New Technologies.

Artificial intelligence in future manufacturing - Impact on the workforce.

Gilles Savard, Institut de valorisation des données (IVADO),


Creativity and human capital: our experience.

Tommy Gagnon, AutomaTech Robotik, Canada


How to take advantage of the 4th industrial revolution to attract and retain young talent?

Anne-Marie Lévesques, PMP Solutions, Canada

Jean-Sébastien Pelletier, Maibec, Canada

Avenue Laurier

From 12:00 to 13:30

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Buffet Lunch

Place du Canada

Registration & Visits

Aucune inscription/visite cette journée.
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