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Biopathways Partnership Network meeting
Monday, 14 May 2012 at 6:00 PM - Tuesday, 15 May 2012 at 4:30 PM (EDT)
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel - 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9
Reception May 14th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
OITC - 250 Yonge Street, 35th Floor, Toronto, ON, M7A 2H1
Continental Breakfast May 15th from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Meeting May 15th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Building on Ontario’s Strengths: Linking the Forest Industry
with Auto Supply Chains and Green Chemistry
Toronto, May 14-15, 2012
Ontario Investment and Trade Centre, Toronto, Ontario
An Invitation from the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC)
and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Advances in technology are creating opportunities to advance the competitiveness and sustainability of automotive and green chemical supply chains using forest-derived products such as renewable chemicals, advanced materials and energy.
The 18 major Canadian forest companies in FPAC are implementing world-leading, sustainable forest management practices in more than 76 million hectares of forest across Canada. FPAC companies worked with 9 leading environmental organizations to develop the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement which creates a competitive advantage for products derived from Canada’s forests. This Agreement, along with well-established forest supply chains and processing technologies, provides a platform for development of new business ventures based on secure supply of sustainable raw materials.
Forest companies in FPAC are actively looking for partnerships with companies in other sectors to create and capture new value in sustainably produced energy, chemicals and advanced materials. The Biopathways Partnership Network was formed to build relationships and new business ventures with companies having the technology and ability to capture market share with competitive and verifiably sustainable products.
Ontario is transforming its forest sector through collaborations with partners such as FPAC, the establishment of the Centre for Research for Innovation in the Bioeconomy (CRIBE), the recent Wood Supply Competitiveness Process, and review of the tenure system. The emerging bioeconomy is helping to drive this transformation by bringing new innovation and creativity to a sector looking for additional business opportunities.
You are invited to meet forest companies and other potential collaborators, listen to a number of well-positioned companies already active in this space, discuss opportunities and help capitalize on the sustainable advantage that the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement offers. We have set up a day of networking and discussion with four panels addressing topics of research, biochemicals, auto supply chains, and innovation.
We have an excellent slate of speakers, panelists and moderators, including:
David O’Toole, Deputy Minister, OMNR
Sandy Marshall, President and Managing Director, Lanxess Canada
Andreas Zynga, President, NineSigma Group
We have established a room block at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M9 with a rate of $189.00. To make a reservation, call 1-800-325-3535 and quote Forest Products Association of Canada to receive the special group rate. Cancellations bust be received 72 hours prior to arrival. The room block expires on Monday April 16, 2012. After that date, reservations are made on an as-available basis.
Visit http://www.fpac.ca/bio-pathways-partnership/events/ for the agenda.