Industry Insider Newsletter
February 2023
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Our Industry Forum, Growing Opportunity, will be take place March 15 and 16 at the Crowne Plaza Fredericton
Keynote Speaker - Derek Nighbor
Forest NB is honoured to announce the Keynote Speaker for our 2023 Industry Forum: Derek Nighbor, President and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada. We’re excited to share his unique insights on Canada’s Forest Industry with our attendees at our dinner session on March 15th.

Derek Nighbor was born and raised in Pembroke – in the heart of the Ottawa Valley – and has been President and CEO at Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) since March 2016. He is proud to represent Canada’s forest products sector and its workers, families, and communities nationally and internationally.

In addition to his role at FPAC, Derek serves as the industry representative and advisor to the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) and is the Past President of the International Council of Forest & Paper Associations (ICFPA) – an organization of forest sector leaders from 28 countries around the world. Derek is also a member of the Board of Directors of FPInnovations, Canada’s
leading forest sector research institute.
Sponsorship opportunities are now open for the 2023 AGM and Industry Forum. Please reach out to for full details and opportunities.
Forest NB's latest blog post:
2023 State of the Province Address
Forest NB was pleased once again sponsor the 2023 State of the Province Address and we are encouraged by the government’s focus on building a more prosperous New Brunswick for all. Our members remain committed to growing a better future for our communities, and we look forward to the opportunities ahead to make this happen.

Thank you to the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce for hosting another excellent event!

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