VANCOUVER — A global conference focused on the green economy will take place in Vancouver in June.

The Forest Innovation and Bioeconomy Conference (FIBC) will take place in Vancouver from June 19 to 21 and is a partnership between the Province of British Columba, Foresight Canada, FPInnovations and the University of British Columbia (UBC) and will feature keynote speakers on topics such as sustainability, Indigenous leadership and future opportunities in the forest bioeconomy, a Government of B.C. release said.

“The conference will be a great opportunity to advance innovation in Canada, agreeing on concrete actions and synergizing with our international partners. Personally, I look forward to discussing emerging forest products to improve our quality of life, and to open business and job opportunities for the benefit of the community and in harmony with a regenerative ecosystem,” UBC scientific director Orlando Rojas said in the release.

The conference themes will include innovation, research and development, commercialization and bioeconomy cluster development, Indigenous community bioeconomy development, recognition of International Bioeconomy Innovation Day, and demonstrations of innovative bioproducts and technologies.

More information is available here and a list of speakers is here.

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