The Prince George Citizen reports “As the Council of Forest Industries sets up their first fully restored wood sector conference since the global economic crash, lumber prices are soaring to unprecedented values. When COFI opens the doors of the Prince George Civic Centre on Thursday and Friday, it will be packed with exhibitors (many hopeful exhibitors couldn’t get a spot) and an A-list of stage presenters..”
See: Lumber prices on upward swing as conference gets underway
In consideration of important issues confronting the forest industry these days – all in build-up to provincial election on the horizon – attendees will be particularly interested in hearing from B.C. Premier Christy Clark and NDP challenger Adrian Dix. In other talks scheduled this Thursday and Friday in Prince George, a panel discussion to address timber supply will include the province’s Chief Forester, Dave Peterson. And a Global Macro Economics session features the always informative Daryl Swetlishoff, Sr. Managing Director, Equity Research at Raymond James. I’ll be there to catch all the action. The jam-packed program is available here.