TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5
AM
8:00 - 10:00
PAPERWEEK OPENING BREAKFAST PANEL
Room: Place du Canada
Forest and bio-based industries leaders in action to advance the growth of the bioeconomy
The industry leaders will walk us through most recent achievements around the globe and especially in Canada, and will discuss, among others, the most recent technological advances, the potential winning investment strategies, and the inter-industry business developments.
Moderator: Dr. Niklas von Weymarn, CEO, Metsä Spring, Finland
Panelists:
John Williams, CEO, Domtar
Giovanni Iadeluca, CEO, Fortress Global Enterprises
Maxime Cossette, Vice President, Sustainability and Biomaterials, Kruger Inc.

John Williams

Giovanni Iadeluca

Maxime Cossette

Niklas von Weymarn
Moderator
ALL DAY
(8:00 - 17:00)
PAPERWEEK Canada - Hosted in conjunction with BIOFOR International
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10:00 - 10:30
Networking coffee break in Innovation Alley
Room: Van Horne
10:30 - 11:00
BIOFOR Opening Session
Room: Square Dorchester
Welcoming Address: Marzouk Benali, Conference Chair
Opening Keynote Speech:
Dr. Stéphane Renou, CEO, FPInnovations
Dr. Niklas von Weymarn, CEO, Metsä Spring, Finland
The Honorable Paul Lefebvre, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources

Marzouk Benali

Stéphane Renou

Niklas von Weymarn

Paul Lefebvre
11:00 - 12:00
MARKET DEVELOPMENT
Room: Square Dorchester
''Bioproduct Innovation Ecosystem: Metsä Group Perspective''
Dr. Niklas von Weymarn , Metsä Spring, Finland
12:00 - 13:00
KEYNOTE LUNCHEON Panel
Room: Place du Canada
Advancing Women in Leadership Roles
We are excited to announce this highly relevant and timely panel on advancing women in leadership roles. Insightful discussions among our knowledgeable panel of women professionals will look to raise attention on the importance to attract more women in our ongoing efforts to recruit talent. Workforce renewal and leadership succession are key and immediate issues facing our sector and this panel will look to provide a clear picture of the current status and what to anticipate in the future.
Moderator: Beth MacNeil, Assistant Deputy Minister, NRCan
Panelists:
- Évelyne Thiffault, professeure à la Faculté de foresterie, de géographie et de géomatique, Université Laval
- Irene Preto, Operations Specialist, Mercer Celgar, Canada
- Anne-Marie Hubert, Managing Partner, EY Canada
- Marie Cyr, Pulp Mill Manager, Domtar Windsor
- Mélanie Paul, Présidente, Inukshuk Synergie

Beth MacNeil

Évelyne Thiffault

Irene Preto

Anne-Marie Hubert

Marie Cyr

Mélanie Paul
PM
13:00 - 13:30
Coffee and Dessert in Tradeshow
Room: Van Horne
13:30 - 15:00
MARKET DEVELOPMENT
Room: Square Dorchester
Session Chair: Prof. Paul Stuart, Polytechnique Montréal
Panel 1: Emerging biorefinery technologies and enabling large-scale projects
This panel will review the emerging biorefinery technologies for the production of bio-crudes and renewable drop-in fuels, address the scale-up and investment challenges. The panel will also discuss the state-of-the art of the development methodologies for large-scale biorefineries, the role of policy to speed the transition towards the bioeconomy, and shares the know-how and key lessons learned from on-going projects in Canada.

PANELISTS:
Ms. Virginie Chambost, EnVertis Inc., Canada
Dr. Patrice Mangin, UQTR, Canada
Jean Roberge, Greenfield Global, Canada
15:00 - 15:30
Networking coffee break in Innovation Alley
Room: Van Horne
15:30 - 17:00
MARKET DEVELOPMENT
Room: Square Dorchester
Session Chair: Gurminder Minhas, Performance BioFilaments
15:30
''Sustainable mobilisation of forest biomass for the energy transition''
Évelyne Thiffault, Université Laval, Canada
16:30
''Adopting the circular bioeconomy: Exploring new ways of assessing bioproducts and bioenergy in a carbon-constrained world''
Warren Mabee
16:55
''The Global Policy and Technology Landscape for the Production of Drop-in Biofuels''
Fréderic Clerc , EnVertis, Canada
17:20
''Risk-Based Criteria Definition for Investment Decision-Making for Second Generation Biofuel Projects: The BELT Project''
Cédric Diffo, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
17:45 - 18:30
NETWORKING RECEPTION in tradeshow
Room: Van Horne