COFI Convention Starts Today
Prince George, B.C. – The who’s who of the forest industry will be in Prince George starting today for this year’s annual Council of Forest Industries Convention (COFI).
It begins with a welcome address at 8 this morning at the Civic Centre and will feature a variety of workshops says COFI’s director of communications and engagement Cam McAlpine.
“We’ve got people from the forest industry across B.C., Alberta, the Pacific Northwest, upwards of 500 delegates discussing all kinds of issues central to the industry,” he says. “Everything from fibre and timber supply to a new bio-economy to world markets and market access as well as some of the key issues around transportation.”
He says another aim of the convention will be to “involve the next generation of forest industry employees and leaders.
“We do that by engaging with CNC and UNBC to bring in students into the conference. So they’ll get a chance to meet and talk to some of the key people in the industry and find out more about it.”
The convention concludes tomorrow.