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Conference on Canadian Stewardship in Vancouver

With just four months to go until the Conference on Canadian Stewardship in Vancouver begins, the organizers are pl...

With just four months to go until the Conference on Canadian Stewardship in Vancouver begins, the organizers are pleased to announce the final agenda. Premier Gordon Campbell has been invited, and discussions are underway with his staff for the Premier to open the conference. The conference will kick-off with a reception in the evening of Wednesday, September 12, at the beautiful Renaissance Harbourfront Hotel in downtown Vancouver. The one-day conference will begin on Thursday September 13 with a full slate of exciting speakers.

The theme of the event is Should Governments be in the Boardrooms and the Bank Accounts of Stewardship Programs? This controversial theme is sure to bring out some hearty discussion by government and industry delegates. Minister of the Environment Barry Penner is the confirmed luncheon speaker.

Readers are invited to go to:

to review the detailed agenda and to get details on how to register, and accommodation details. In 2005 the conference was attended by 185 industry and government leaders, and this year 250 to 300 attendees are expected. A block of rooms has been reserved in the conference name, and offer excellent value for delegates attending from out of town.

The Canada Youth Eco Parliament program will be bringing a poster session to the event, with worthy students presenting their environmental ideas at the reception and during registrations and the morning break on Thursday September 13.

An exciting array of speakers for this plenary style conference includes: the local host Neil Hastie, President & CEO of Encorp Pacific (Canada); Robert Lemieux, President of Recyc Quebec; Fritz Flanderka, of Reclay Holdings GmbH, Germany and former Managing Director of DSD Germany; Drew Franklin, President of S.C. Johnson and Son and Chairman of CSR; Jerry Powell, Publisher of Resource Recycling magazine; Dave Thompson of Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP and Chris Reid of KPMG discussing best practices and performance measurement; Joachim Quoden, Managing Director of Pro Europe, and a retail sector speaker.

The day will end with views of where stewardship programs are heading in Canada. It should be a jam packed and stimulating day.

This years conference is showing leadership by arranging to be a carbon neutral event. The green house gas emissions of travel and conference facility operations will be offset with carbon credits purchased on behalf of delegates by the conference. The organizers are also working closely with the Renaissance Harbourfront Hotel to reduce the waste impacts of the event to the lowest level possible. We are even arranging some extra curricular fun and exercise for those inclined. One of our gold sponsors — Merlin Plastics — is offering a guided hike in the nearly mountains to get that clean air and birds eye view that Vancouver is famous for. Check out the website for details or contact Mark McKenney.

So get online and register now at:

Mark McKenney
Conference on Canadian Stewardship
Telephone: 250-446-2322

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