The Coal Association of Canada has made the difficult decision to postpone our annual conference to March 10-12th, 2021. The conference will take place at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, as planned. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a threat to public health and safety, the CAC is following the advice of public health experts and government agencies and as such will not be hosting any in-person gatherings this year.
The Government of BC’s Restart Plan
states that the hosting of conventions will be part of Phase 4, timing TBD, and is conditional upon at least one of the following: wide vaccination, “community” immunity, or broad successful treatments. Without any certainty as to when this will take place, the responsible decision is to postpone until next year.
The CAC recognizes the importance of our annual conference to provide market and industry updates to members and industry representatives. We are looking into the possibility of an online ‘virtual’ style event this fall in order to provide this valuable information to members and will inform you with details over the summer.
CAC Annual Awards Program:
The CAC Annual Award of Distinction and Community Champion Awards will be postponed to 2021 as well. Recognizing the exceptional work of the coal industry in Canada is of the utmost importance and we look forward to further nominations in late 2020 and early 2021. We will send out details again this fall in order to ensure members are aware of how to get involved in the awards process.
Annual General Meeting:
The CAC will be planning either a video or teleconference AGM in September. Details will be provided 21-60 days in advance of the meeting, per CAC By-Laws.
We appreciate your understanding as we all continue to work together as an industry to persevere through these uncertain times and emerge stronger than before.
See general information below:
Be a part of the conversation as we explore the benefits that the Canadian coal industry has to offer the world. Canadian coal projects are gaining momentum and with ever-increasing interest in our product, it is important that we gather and share our knowledge, opinions and expertise of the sector.
Infrastructure needs are growing and increasing demand for high-quality steel-making coal. Global energy demands are on the rise and coal will play an important part of the mix for decades to come.
Come and gain a broader understanding of the Canadian and global coal industry from Canadian and internationally renowned industry leaders, analysts and experts, panel discussions and fellow delegates, which you can put to work in your business. Renew business connections and forge new relationships. Benefit from a variety of sponsorship packages to connect with key audiences.
Registration will open soon and there will be a block of rooms available at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre on a first-come, first-serve basis! Stay tuned for more details but mark your calendars now!