Tree Frog Forestry News

COFI kicks off their Vancouver Conference with a sold out Ice Breaker

Kelly McCloskey, Editor
Tree Frog Forestry News
April 3, 2019
Category: Special Feature
Region: Canada, Canada West

Susan Yurkovich

The BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) kicked off their annual forestry conference—one of Canada’s largest— with a sold-out Ice Breaker in Vancouver. The two-day conference promises to be an outstanding event given the expected attendance of  650 delegates and high profile speakers such as David MacNaughton, Canada’s Ambassador to the US, BC Premier John Horgan and BC Minister of Forests Doug Donaldson. Susan Yurkovich, President and CEO of COFI opened the conference and welcomed the delegates. The event sponsor, John Desjardins, National Sector Leader, Forest Products at KPMG shared the stage, emphasizing the importance of the event and the forest sector to KPMG. Contrasting the current economic climate with last year, Desjardin noted the cyclic nature of the sector and how quickly its fortunes can change. To follow our pictorial record of the event, follow the link in the Read More below – we’ll be adding more pictures each day.

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