Wood Pellet Association of Canada Conference and AGM


The Wood Pellet Association of Canada Conference and AGM is Canada’s largest gathering of the Canadian wood pellet industry.

Each year, the event attracts hundreds of wood pellet, biomass and bioenergy professionals from across the country, as well the U.S., Europe and Asia, to discuss the issues that are having an impact on the industry here in Canada.

The WPAC Conference and AGM is your opportunity to learn about the most important issues from industry experts around the globe.




This year’s theme is The Power of Pellets: Unlocking a World of Possibilities. The time has come for our sector to harness our collective energy and take center stage in the bioeconomy conversation. Today our sector has earned national and global respect for the important role of wood pellets in tackling climate change while providing responsible, renewable clean energy both domestically and nationally.

Topics covered include:

  • new ideas and emerging themes arising from the growing bioeconomy;
  • the role of the pellet sector in supporting forest health and ecosystems;
  • innovative approaches to addressing domestic energy needs with examples from the Arctic and Maritime regions;
  • tackling the carbon controversy – from carbon pricing to the carbon debt to climate change; and
  • shifting from safety research to action, an in-depth look at the learnings from implementation and what’s next for our sector.


  • Anyone involved, or interested in, the Canadian wood pellet industry, including current biomass industry executives, educators, researchers, government officials, logistics personnel and equipment manufacturers.

We hope you’ll join us in September!

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Register to Attend

Should provincial guidelines not allow for social gatherings at the time of the event,
your registration can be transferred to our next event date or refunded


Monday Sept. 19

WPAC Opening Reception

Join us between 6:30 and 8:30pm for a few drinks and snacks as we welcome everyone back to a live, in-person event!

WPAC Golf Tournament – details and registration coming soon!
8:00 am to 9:00 am

Breakfast and registration

9:00 am to 9:30 am

Opening Remarks and Welcome

Speaker: Vaughan Bassett, President, Wood Pellet Association of Canada
9:30 am to 10:40 am


12:30 pm to 1:30 pm


Lunch in exhibition area
1:30 pm to 3:10 pm


3:10 pm to 3:30 pm

Coffee Break

Networking in exhibition area
3:30 pm to 4:20 pm


5:20 pm to 7:20 pm

Cocktail Reception

8:00 am to 9:00 am

Breakfast and networking

9:00 am to 11:00 am


11:00 am to 11:30 am

Coffee Break

Networking in exhibition area
11:30 am to 12:30 pm


12:30 pm to 12:45 pm

Wrap-up and Adjournment

Gordon Murray, WPAC: Summary and Wrap-up

Conference adjourns
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

WPAC Annual General Meeting

Open to all WPAC members. Lunch will be served. Board meeting to follow AGM from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.


Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel


Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel welcomes you to British Columbia with style, substance and award-winning hospitality. You’ll find this venue in Coal Harbour, in the very heart of the city center; Rogers Arena, Stanley Park and the cruise ship terminal are moments away, as is the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Hotel WPAC group rates are now available! Be sure to secure your hotel room at the conference hotel by making your room reservation online at https://book.passkey.com/e/50275017


Group rates at the Marriott hotel will be posted soon!


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