Québec City to host Woodrise 2019 congress

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Québec City to host Woodrise 2019 congress

The Québec City Convention Centre, in collaboration with the City of Québec, has announced that the second World Congress on Mid-and High-rise Wood Buildings (Woodrise 2019) will be held in Québec City 30 September – 4 October.

Woodrise 2019 organisers expect to attract over 1,000 international attendees, including wood construction stakeholders, decision-makers, and professionals to share their knowledge and strengths in order to position wood as a leading construction material for tomorrow’s sustainable cities.

The theme for Woodrise 2019 is ‘Building our cities for future generations’ and this year’s edition has been jointly organised by FPInnovations (Canada) and Institut technologique FCBA (France). The inaugural congress, was held in 2017 in Bordeaux, France.

“Wood from sustainably managed forests will play an increasingly important role. That’s why we’re investing strategically today in areas such as high-rise wood buildings and the emerging bio-economy to ensure that Canada continues to lead the world in forestry well into the future,” said Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources.

“FPInnovations is pleased to help bring such an event to Canada and demonstrate our commitment to solutions that will shape the future of our built environment with a view to sustainable development,” said Stéphane Renou, President and CEO, FPInnovations.

And Creator of Woodrise 2017, Patrick Molinié, Institut Technologique FCBA, said that, “following Woodrise 2017 in Bordeaux, we’re pleased to see that Woodrise is here for the long haul as a leading international event in wood construction.”

Pierre-Michel Bouchard, President and CEO, Québec City Convention Centre said the conference showed the venue was well capable of showcasing the knowledge and expertise of high-performance industries.

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