THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO --- September 19, 2013 --- Forest Products Association of Canada President, David Lindsay stops in Thunder Bay to share Vision 2020
David Lindsay, President of the Forest Products Association of Canada will address the business community at the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Prosperity Northwest Business Forum On Wednesday September 25th. FPAC is celebrating their 100th anniversary and Mr. Lindsay is travelling throughout the country to share Vision 2020 – the 7 year plan for the forestry industry leading us into the year 2020.
David’s address at 1:45pm will follow the Luncheon Keynote Panel featuring three representatives of the mining industry; Colin Webster of Goldcorp, Kyle Stanfield of Rainy River Resources and Francois LeCavalier of SNC Lavalin. Presentations from local businesses who have had success globally, will also be part of the program.
Prosperity Northwest is a one day forum and trade show targeting the economic development, mining, and manufacturing sectors along with First Nations, telecommunications and energy etc. for businesses to network and learn of opportunities to foster growth.
Pre-registration is required for day attendance, visit the Chamber website to register or view the agenda
Prosperity Northwest, the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce’s premier business-to-business networking forum, will be held at the Valhalla Inn on September 25, 2013.
The event will kick off at noon with a Mineral Sector Business and Development Opportunity luncheon keynote panel featuring:
1. Colin Webster of Goldcorp Inc. will share his insights on mineral development opportunities for business and careers linked to the exploration/mining sequence.
2. Francois LeCavalier of SNC Lavalin will identify strategic opportunities for financing and engineering mine infrastructure in Northwestern Ontario with examples from across Canada.
3. Kyle Stanfield of New Gold Inc. (Rainy River Resources) will speak to building aboriginal partnerships linked to the development of the world class Rainy River Resources Richardson Township gold-silver deposit in Northwestern Ontario. This is a key contributor to Northwestern Ontario’s 25 million ounces of “new gold” discovered in the last decade.
Raising exploration and mine development financing has been extremely difficult globally in the last two years, mainly due to the market conditions. We can say with pride that a Thunder Bay company has risen to the forefront to address part of the challenge. Abraham Drost of Premier Royalty Inc. will share his experience creating a high quality cash flow royalty portfolio and will outline Premier’s engagement with six gold projects on three continents.
The Chamber is pleased to have David Lindsay of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) speak to “Vision 2020”, FPAC’s plan for development of new forest products and markets, hiring new skilled workers, and elevating environmental credentials in the forest industry. By 2020, the Canadian forest products industry will power Canada’s new economy. Mr. Lindsay brings tremendous senior provincial government experience to the Forest Products Association of Canada.
Jason Thompson of Vector Construction will speak as a leader in all aspects of concrete restoration, concrete protection, concrete repair and corrosion technology for reinforced concrete and masonry structure. Vector started in 1965 and is now strategically located throughout North America, including Thunder Bay. In 2012, Vector was identified as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.
The Thunder Bay Chamber is presenting a high value, high energy trade show to complement this solid technical agenda.
We will see you on September 25th!