Greg Hay
Executive Director
PAPTAC
Following a successful inaugural edition in February 2016, the highly anticipated BIOFOR International Conference returns to Montreal in 2017.

Dedicated to the emerging forest bioeconomy, BIOFOR International will run parallel to the highly attended PaperWeek.

Bringing together key players of academia, the financial sector, research institutes, forest products manufacturers, chemical sectors and governments, BIOFOR will provide an incomparable opportunity for the forest products sector and allied stakeholder industries to connect on all aspects of the rapidly emerging forest bioeconomy, across North America and worldwide.

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MARKET DEVELOPMENT
Within the MARKET section, targeted presentations and panels will set the table for a comprehensive overview of the current market potential and deployment of the forest bioeconomy. Notorious private and public companies will provide pertinent examples to show the current projects and initiatives underway. While Government representatives and policy organizations will describe the funding accessible to support innovation networks and clusters and depict tangible impacts on the industry and its players.
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PROCESS ADVANCEMENTS
The Process Clusters Segment of BIOFOR will look at several process advancements that are catalysts in the deployment of the forest bioeconomy locally and around the world. The latest progress in biorefinery start-ups, pulp and paper mills that are being transformed in bioproduct sites, projects being developed in different parts of the world, companies that are diversifying their product portfolio and more. The Process Segment will also feature some of the latest advancements in biomaterials, with presentations providing an in-depth overview of the different discoveries and opportunities in biomaterials production.
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NEW TECHNOLOGY
BIOFOR Technology Segment will present a variety of technical and R&D presentations designed to continue finding new avenues and possibilities for the transformation of the forest products industry. Researchers, PhDs, consultants, governmental experts and engineers will present their latest work and will provide a unique opportunity to hear the latest developments and breakthroughs in transformational technologies. Time to open your mind, think outside the book and get inspired!
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