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Preparations are well underway for the revamped Resources Expo, now named the Canada North Resources Expo, which will take place on May 31-June 1, 2013 at the CN Centre in Prince George, B.C.


October 29, 2012
By John Tenpenny

Now owned and managed by Master Promotions Ltd., this event had been organized and managed by the Resources Society and Central Interior Logging Association (CILA) for many years and this group will still be a driving force behind this event. Master Promotions Ltd., with its many years of experience with forestry, heavy equipment and construction shows, plans to grow this event which will now be known as the Canada North Resources Expo, presented by the CILA.

“We are so pleased to partner with Master Promotions, and to see the expansion of our show. It has been part of our strategic plan for years, as the North diversifies and we take advantage of the world’s demand for our resources,” explains MaryAnne Arcand, Chair of Resources Expo, and Executive Director of the CILA. “We will be working side by side with Master Promotions to ensure local involvement and expertise.”

“We are very excited about our continued growth in B.C. and are pleased to be on board with the Canada North Resources Expo for the 2013 edition,” said Mark Cusack, National Sales Manager with Master Promotions Ltd. “This event meshes perfectly with our current portfolio of heavy equipment, construction, forestry, commercial fisheries and trucking shows that we currently own or manage across the country and solidifies our presence in Western Canada.

“We are looking forward to meeting new and current exhibitors and working with the Resources Expo Board of Directors and the Central Interior Logging Association, continuing on with their guidance, to make Canada North Resources Expo one of the best and most inclusive events for this industry in North America,” explained Cusack.

Prince George is the hub for northern British Columbia, which is an ideal location for an event of this nature as it is connected to all points north via rail and inland port to Prince Rupert. The city has an airport, which has daily flights to Vancouver and other major centres making it readily accessible for attendees and exhibitors.

The timing could not be better for an event such as this in this location. More than $32 billion in capital projects are underway with another $40 billion earmarked for future consideration. Northern B.C. is bustling with activity in regards to forestry, mining, pipelines, energy products, transportation, oil and gas and so much more. This event will showcase the leaders and rising stars of all of those industries.

The Canada North Resources Expo will surely be a must attend event for industry workers, decision makers and buyers of these flourishing industries to see everything in one place at one time, including:

• Forestry- harvesting, woodlots, community forests, silviculture, pulp and chips
• Oil & Gas- drillers, exploration, pipeline, well servicing
• Mining- exploration, construction
• Independent Power Producers – run of the river, wind farms, solar
• Bio-mass Industry – wood pellets, power co-generation, bio-fuels
• Resource Industry Professionals – engineers, foresters, planners, GIS technology, project managers, consultants, technicians
• Transportation Industry – air, rail, land, sea; from hot shot to heavy haul
• Suppliers and Service Providers – equipment, manufacturing, machining, camps, caterers
• Training and Employment Services – career planners, assessors, training schools, post-secondary institutions, HR managers

For complete show details, visit: www.CNRE.ca