Quebec City to host Woodrise 2019
By Ellen Cools
The Quebec City Convention Centre, in Quebec City, will host the second World Congress on mid- and high-rise wood buildings from Sept. 30 to Oct. 4.
Wood construction stakeholders, decision-makers and professionals will gather at Woodrise 2019 to share information and ideas with the ultimate goal of positioning wood as a leading construction material for cities in the future.
Organized by FPInnovations and Institut technologique FCBA (France), the theme for the event is “Building our cities for future generations.”
Over 1,000 attendees are expected to attend, including approximately 20 delegations. Subject matter experts will speak on topics including seismic risk prevention and fire safety in wood buildings, the impact of wood on quality of life and comfort, and emerging markets .
“Sustainable management of Quebec’s forests and the products they generate are our main priorities. Developing innovative wood products and projects spurs Quebec’s economic growth and helps in the fight against climate change. That’s why we’re proud to join with FPInnovations and the other partners of Woodrise 2019 to promote responsible development that will be a source of pride for future generations,” said Quebec Minister of Forests Pierre Dufour in a statement.