PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — The first-ever Canada North Resources Expo (CNRE) is coming to Prince George this spring. The event, to be held May 31-June 1, will showcase the leaders and rising stars of the transportation (including air, rail, land and sea modes), forestry, mining, pipelines, energy generation, and oil and gas industries.
“We are so pleased to be the host city for Canada North Resources Expo 2013. As B.C.’s northern capital and the largest supply and service centre for one of the fastest growing regions in Canada, Prince George is the ideal location for this show,” said Heather Oland, CEO of Initiatives Prince George. “With $70 billion in resource projects planned and underway in northern BC over the next 10 years, there is a lot of business to be done and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Prince George.”
Organizers say the event will focus on the machinery, products, technology, services, talent and manpower needed to get the infrastructure developed, as various “mega-projects” in Northern B.C. ramp up.
Exhibitors actively seeking new talent will feature a “Recruiting Here” sign at their booths. “Visitors are encouraged to come with resume in hand,” event organizers said.
The event will also showcase live equipment demonstrations and a ‘Ride and Drive’ program from Chrysler Canada on-site.
Day two of the event has been dubbed “Future of the Industry Day.” According to organizers, anyone who purchases a regular admission ($10) on this day or have pre-registered will receive free entry for their families. Attendees who pre-register on the CNRE Web site will receive 50% off the cost of admission.
For more information or to register, visit www.CNRE.ca.