Forest industry’s future topic of upcoming speaker series

Council of Forest Industries CEO will be in Williams Lake Wednesday, Nov. 12, to talk about keeping B.C.'s forest industry strong.

  • Nov. 7, 2014 4:00 p.m.

Council of Forest Industries CEO James Gorman will be in Williams Lake Wednesday, Nov. 12 to share ideas about keeping B.C.’s forest industry strong.

“His talk will address work being done to overcome timber supply challenges, industry actions to grow new markets for B.C.’s forest products, new technologies being developed, challenges face and what can be done to improve the competitiveness of the industry,” noted a University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) press release about the event.

Gorman will also touch on what communities should expect in the future.

The Council of Forest Industries works in support of the B.C. interior forest industry by liaising with governments, communities, organizations and individuals to promote policy, trade and development of the forestry sector.

Gorman’s been CEO and president since September 2013 and is also president of the BC Lumber Trade Council, which represents the interests of B.C. forest industry in negotiating the Softwood Lumber Agreement with the U.S.

Prior to joining the forest industry, Gorman worked for the provincial government, most recently as deputy minister of advanced education.

The talk will take place at the Cariboo Memorial Complex, Gibraltar Room from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Admission is free.

The event is sponsored by UNBC’s community development institute and the Cariboo Regional District.








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