PRINCE GEORGE – The Premier’s 12th annual BC Natural Resource Forum has wrapped-up and was another huge success for Prince George and Northern British Columbia. 

More than 800 delegates registered for this year’s sold-out forum, travelling from across British Columbia, Western Canada, Ontario, Quebec, and the United States.

“This forum brought Industry, representatives from various levels of government and First Nations together to discuss how we can further cultivate our natural resource industries in a respectful and sustainable way,” BC Natural Resource Forum host and Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris said.

Leaders from industry and government hosted interactive panels covering a range of subjects including forest, mining, skills training, transportation issues, partnerships with First Nations and liquefied natural gas development.

The sold-out tradeshow provided delegates with the chance to connect with exhibitors and potential partners interested in developing projects in northern B.C. with businesses, First Nations, engineering firms, equipment suppliers and service companies.

The Wednesday morning Ministers’ Breakfast gave delegates the opportunity to speak with provincial ministers and MLAs about natural resource development opportunities and challenges. This was followed by a keynote address by Premier Christy Clark.

“This is an exciting time for British Columbia and it was fantastic to see shared confidence as we work toward a common goal: working together to build a better future for British Columbians. I encourage anyone interested in our province’s economic future to register for next year’s forum,” Morris added.