Global gathering of forestry innovators coming to Vancouver in June

BC Ministry of Forests
Government of British Columbia
May 23, 2023
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada West

In partnership with the University of British Columbia, Foresight Canada and FPInnovations, the Province of BC will host keynote speakers from international and B.C. organizations on topics such as sustainability, Indigenous leadership and future opportunities in the forest bioeconomy. The Forest Innovation and Bioeconomy Conference (FIBC) will take place in Vancouver from June 19-21, 2023. …The forest bioeconomy is a part of B.C.’s forestry sector and is estimated to create approximately 17,000 new direct and indirect jobs by 2030. B.C.’s bioeconomy uses wood such as bark and branches to make new, innovative products such as textiles, wood-based graphite for electric cars, alternatives to plastic packaging and much more. By 2030, the global market for forest bioproducts is estimated to reach $670 billion. 

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