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Island Wood Industries Forum


Island Wood Industries Forum

It’s time for industry stakeholders to come together and pursue 21st-century solutions.

Hosted by the Tseshaht First Nation, VIEA’s third Island Wood Industries Forum’ will be held on October 12, 8:30am to 4:30pm at the Alberni Athletic Centre.

There’s a lot to consider!



The complete Island Wood Industries Forum agenda is under construction. Watch for updates…

This is an opportunity for industry stakeholders to come together and consider these and other issues and opportunities important to the industry. We welcome you to join the conversation!

The Island Wood Industries Forum is of particular interest to anyone directly involved in forestry and wood manufacturing. Previous forums (2018 & 2019) have focused on issues and opportunities associated with access to fibre, innovative manufacturing, government policy, and business cases for attracting investment to new value-added wood products. Previous agendas have focused on issues and opportunities associated with access to fibre, fire hazard mitigation, waste wood data analysis, changes in government policy and the Coastal Forest Recovery Program.

This forum follows years of work by VIEA to help solve the problem of access to fibre that continues to inhibit diversification of value-added wood manufacturing on Vancouver Island.

Thanks to InlandMNPSan GroupTFL44 LP and Western Forest Products for sponsoring the Island Wood Industries Forum.

The Emerging Indigenous Economy

The 2021 ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit will feature a session on the emerging Indigenous economy with panelists from several First Nation development corporations on the Island.

Watch for details and register here.

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