The C3 Alliance Corp. will continue to host, manage, and operate the BC Natural Resources Forum in Prince George, it was announced Wednesday.
The news was announced Wednesday, along with the dates for the 16th annual forum, to be held Jan. 22 to 24, 2019, at the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre.
“I acknowledge that henceforward the BC Natural Resources Forum will be run exclusively by C3 Alliance Corp.,” Mike Morris, MLA for Prince George-Mackenzie, said in a news release.
“The Forum has become a respected world-class event connecting communities across the province and showcasing northern BC’s integral contribution to the provincial and national economy. Prince George is honoured and proud to continue be the host city for this important conference.”
The forum has been running for 15 years as an opportunity for industry and political leaders to meet and discuss the trends, challenges, and opportunities facing natural resource development in the province.
The 2018 edition saw 925 delegates attend, with presentations from 47 speakers. There were another 70 exhibitors, and the forum generates more than $2 million for the City of Prince George, according to the release.
“The BC Natural Resources Forum has firmly established the ability to attract a wide range of speakers who share diverse views and insights on the challenges and opportunities facing BC’s resource sector,” said Dan Jepsen.
“Working closely with our 30-member host committee, we will continue to ensure that the topics, speakers, and perspectives from First Nations, the resource sector, and northern business leaders are featured for many years to come. The 2019 BC Natural Resources Forum will be another must-attend event.”
For more info, visit www.bcnaturalresourcesforum.com.