2017 Convention


Exhibitor floorplan
BC First Nation Forestry Council - 42

BC First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC) is a non-profit society supporting BC First Nations’ forestry activities, from Policy and Legislation, Forestry Strategy development, Jobs and Training opportunities, Stewardship and Sustainability to First Nations Business Leadership. 

BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) - 46

BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) health and safety association for forest harvesting, sawmills and pellet manufacturing in BC. 

BC Timber Sales - 4

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) provides the cost and price benchmark data for the market pricing system through auctions of public timber. Our safe, sustainable development of Crown timber generates revenue for British Columbians and supports jobs and rural communities across the province.

BCIT School of Construction and the Environment - 45

At BCIT, you will gain the knowledge and skills to address the issues of today, while planning for tomorrow. BCIT offers a broad scope of programs including Forest and Natural Areas Management and Industrial Wood Processing and more.

BID Group - 20

BID Group provides efficient and reliable equipment, systems and services to the forest products industry that exceed customer expectations.

Brunette Machinery Co. - 24 & 25

Brunette Machinery Co. specializes in wood processing machinery and material handling systems for the forestry and biomass industries.

Canadian Forest Industries Magazine (CFI) - 39

Canadian Forest Industries Magazine (CFI) covers Canada’s forestry and solid wood products sectors from coast-to-coast, in print and online.

Canadian Women in Timber (CWIT) - 0

Canadian Women in Timber is a registered, not for profit, charitable Society that is dedicated to informing the public regarding our forests and the forest industry.

CN - 33

CN is a leading North American transportation and logistics company focused on innovative supply chain solutions enabling forest products customers to reach farther and grow their markets.

Denning Health Group - 40

Denning Health Group‘s clients include many forest industry leaders who have chosen us because of our ability to deliver a turnkey solution including policy development, supervisor training and 24/7 collection services.

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP - 49

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP represents clients across Canada and abroad on virtually all issues affecting the forest sector. 

DO2 Industriel - 44

DO2 is the leader in automated outfeed and wrapping systems for all type of wood products. We build the DO2 Rapid Wrapper along with all the needed equipment to improve your mill outfeed.

Fink Machine Inc. - 1

Fink Machine Inc. is Canada’s leading supplier of commercial, institutional and small scale industrial biomass boilers.

Finning (Canada) - Outside Plaza

Finning has been providing the BC forest industry with Great Solutions and Service for over 85 years.

Forest Practices Board - 2

The Forest Practices Board is BC’s independent watchdog for sound forest practices.

Forestry Innovation Investment (FII) - 36

Forestry Innovation Investment (FII) is a provincial agency charged with maintaining, creating and diversifying markets for B.C. forest products. 

Forsite Consultants Ltd. - 35

Forsite is an integrated forest management company creating value for clients through innovative and collaborative solutions – from strategic analysis to program implementation.

FPInnovations - 38

FPInnovations is a non-for-profit organization that specializes in the creation of scientific solutions in support of the Canadian forest sector’s global competitiveness.

Halco Software Systems Ltd. - 10

HALCO Software Systems Ltd. provides a WSO™ production planning optimization system, Timber procurement, log allocation and mill processing planning system, and SAWSIM® mill design studies.

HewSaw Machines Inc. - 12

HewSaw Machines Inc. is a sawmill equipment supplier specializing in efficient small log processing.   

Leavitt Machinery - 28

Leavitt Machinery is one of the fastest growing materials handling equipment dealers in North America.

LINCK GmbH - 18

LINCK GmbH is the largest European manufacturer of sawmill machinery.

LlamaZOO Interactive Inc. - 43

LlamaZOO Interactive’s technology solutions liberate, fuse and visualize geospatial, engineering and IIoT data into actionable Spatial Business Intelligence.

Logging and Sawmilling Journal (LSJ) - 31

BC based Logging & Sawmilling Journal is Canada’s leading forest industry trade publication.  

Lucidyne Technologies, Inc. - 9

Lucidyne’s GradScan® with Perceptive Sight™ Intelligent Grading uses deep learning techniques to maximize fiber and value recovery for lumber mills. 

Murray Latta Progressive Machine Inc. - 26 & 27

Murray Latta Progressive Machine Inc. is the trusted manufacturer and distributor of planer mill equipment, parts and consumables.

Nicholson Manufacturing - 7

Nicholson Manufacturing is a Ring Debarker specialist and it’s been that way for over 60 years.

Novilco - 32

Novilco is a leader in manufacturing lumber handling equipment.  It is our mission to supply our customers with innovative, efficient, reliable solutions.

Optimil Machinery Inc. - 6

Optimil Machinery Inc. is a high-quality designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art sawmill machinery.

Owens Corning - 30

Owens Corning is a market-leading manufacture of protective packaging for transport and temporary storage of lumber, plywood, I-joists/beams, and other lumber products.

Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc. - 29

For over 30 years, Petro-Canada Lubricants has researched, developed and produced more than 350 world-class advanced lubricants, specialty fluids and greases.

Porter Engineering Ltd. - 17

Porter is a world leader in providing the sawmilling industry with log scanning, optimization and process control systems.

Raptor Integration Inc. - 16

Raptor Integration Inc. is an innovative company focused on scanning and process automation. 

Samuel Packaging Systems Group - 34

Samuel Packaging Systems Group are experts at providing innovative, high quality, cost effective Packaging and Coding & Labeling Systems.

SCSFP by Finna Sensors - 13

SCSFP by Finna Sensors provides the industry’s only end-to-end line of integrated moisture measurement systems.

SiCam Systems - 19

SiCam Systems is the trusted name for mill wide quality control solutions to the wood products industry. 

Signode Canada - 48

Signode Canada is the world’s largest global manufacturer of steel and plastic strapping along with related packaging products and the associated application equipment and accessory products for each.

Silvacom FMS - 22

Designed by forestry professionals, for forestry professionals, Silvacom FMS™ (Forest Management System) is a geospatial, cloud-based solution that empowers forestry companies to plan and track harvest and silviculture operations, generate georeferenced maps, and much, much more.

Springer Microtec Inc. - 21

Springer Microtec Inc. is a global leader in providing innovative solutions for sawmills, planer mills and secondary wood processing industries.

Sustainability Forestry Initiative (SFI) - 23

Sustainability Forestry Initiative (SFI) is a solutions-oriented sustainability organization that collaborates on forest-based conservation and community initiatives that demonstrate and enhance our shared quality of life while providing supply chain assurances through standards, data, and authentic stories.

USNR - 11

From small upgrades to state-of-the-art greenfield mill complexes, USNR’s capacity to deliver turn-key projects has dramatically increased with the acquisition of Mid-South Engineering.

Valutec Wood Dryers Inc. - 3

Valutec Wood Dryers Inc. is one of the world’s largest suppliers of drying equipment for the sawmill industry.

VETS Group - 15

VETS Group has been delivering quality industrial ventilation & dust collection systems for over 95 years. 

VK North America LLC - 50

VK North America LLC is the authorized distributor for all Valon Kone products in North America.

Wellons Canada - 8

Wellons Canada is the premier manufacturer and turnkey provider of Energy and Drying Systems to the forest products industry, including biomass and gas fired energy systems for Thermal Oil and Steam Generation, and a complete line of batch and Continuous Dry Kilns (CDK).

Wesgroup Equipment - 47

Wesgroup Equipment is an award-winning, full-service distributor that offers a wide range of premium heavy, compact, and material handling equipment for sale and rent.

Westburne - 5

Westburne is a Canadian market leader in automation, electrical products, energy, lighting, wire and cable, and connected network solutions.

Wolftek Industries Inc. - 14

Wolftek Industries Inc. offers design, build and installation of material handling equipment and retrofits.

Wood WORKS! BC / Canadian Wood Council - 37

Wood WORKS! is a national campaign to increase the use of wood in commercial, industrial and institutional construction.  


Throughout the convention there will be many events hosted in the trade show area, providing exhibitors with more time to mingle with delegates. These events include:

  • Ice Breaker Reception, Wednesday April 1st
  • Exhibitors’ Pre-Luncheon Reception, Thursday April 2nd
  • Exhibitor Hospitality hour, Thursday April 2nd
  • Snack breaks throughout Thursday and Friday

Wednesday, April 1: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Ice Breaker Reception to be held in trade show area

Thursday, April 2: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday, April 3: 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

Presenting sponsor


Platinum sponsors

Canadian National Railway
Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP

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