Natural Resource Forum Kicks Off this Evening
Prince George, B.C. – It has become the prime event to signal the new year, and take the pulse of the resource sector. It is the Natural Resource Forum and it officially gets underway this evening with a celebratory dinner that will feature keynote speaker Shane Mahoney who will present a look at the cumulative impact of multiple resource developments.Taking advantage of the influx of resource representatives, the BC Chamber of Commerce and the P.G. Chamber are hosting a day long Business Development Forum today, in advance of the two days of sessions and displays at the actual Resource Forum .
Today’s lead in Chamber event will focus on issues for small and medium businesses to assist them in landing contracts with some of the capital projects planned for the north. That forum is being held at the Coast Inn of the North.
The Natural Resource Forum at the Civic Centre, will move into two full days of discussion and information sessions on Wednesday. Although the official title of the two day forum is the “Premier’s Natural Resource Forum”, there is no official announcement, yet, that Premier Christy Clark will be attending. However, it should be noted the program for the Forum does not reveal who the guest speaker will be on Wednesday, so, there is an opportunity for Premier Clark to address the gathering.
Even though the demand for commodities has slipped, and some mining operations have been curtailed, there are 66 exhibitors for the event this year, the same number that set up booths last year.
Subjects to be addressed over the course of the two days include:
- Mining and mineral exploration
- resource technology
- resource diversification
More than 800 delegates are expected to attend the two day event