Canada’s largest and longest-running conference on the bioeconomy will be postponed for 12 months because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Originally scheduled for June 9-11 in Prince George, the Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition will now be held on June 22-24 next year at the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre.
The bioeconomy represents the development and use of renewable, natural resources for energy and materials rather than fossil fuels.
The society that presents the conference has been actively monitoring Covid-19 developments and orders while remaining both optimistic and realistic about the potential impacts on this year’s conference.
“The health and wellbeing of our speakers, delegates, exhibitors, partners, staff and volunteers is our number one priority,” said Rob van Adrichem, conference board chairman. “Therefore, as the Covid-19 situation is still rapidly evolving, we have taken the proactive decision to postpone the conference.
“The coming months will be challenging for us all. We want to ensure our attendees are able to focus all of their efforts on their own health and wellbeing and that of their families, as well as the wellbeing of their businesses and organisations.”
Despite the postponement, the organisers want to ensure people stay connected and keep learning about new developments and opportunities by providing a free virtual learning opportunity in place of this year’s conference to be held in June. Further information is to come.
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