38th Annual Meeting

To be held at the Holiday Inn, Toronto International Airport on Wednesday October 25th and Thursday October 26th, 2017.

Keynote Speaker:  Dr Jeff Lloyd BSc ARCS PhD DIC FIWS

Dr. Jeff Lloyd is vice president of Research and Development at Nisus Corporation where he is responsible for developing new global markets and overseeing technology. He has 25 years experience in research, technical service, and global wood protection. He holds degrees in Applied Biology and Microbiology, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Imperial College at The University of London and has authored numerous scientific publications and patents. A specialist in borate biochemistry, formulation and utilization, his experience and commercial successes cover the breadth of wood protection, structural pest management and forest pathology.

Jeff has been an invited and key-note speaker for national and international organizations. He is active with the TWC, WWPI and the RTA and until this year was an executive member of the AWPA. In his words, the greatest achievement of his career was being selected to serve as President of the International Research Group on Wood Protection where he has been heavily involved since 1991.

Jeff is 50, British by birth, a proud father of two, a Scout leader and a recent U.S. Citizen.

  • Participate With Your Peers
    Anticipating our biggest meeting ever, join with as many as a hundred peers from the around the wood preservation industry. We will have speakers, guests and networking with academia, government, associations, suppliers, producers, users, distributors, consultants and allied industries. The session will focus on all aspects of what the future of industrial preserved wood products will look like in Canada. The conference will be held consecutively with the meetings of Wood Preservation Canada (for members) and CSA A366 Committee of Wood Preservation (for committee members).

  • Conference Program
    8:00 Dave Alexander – Presidents Welcome Address Keynote Speaker
    8:15 Dr Jeff Lloyd – The Future of Industrial Wood Protection Symposium: Industrial Wood Preservation
    9:00 Mike Freeman – Penta: An Update and Review
    9:30 Gord Gilmet – New Research on Creosote
    10:00 COFFEE
    10:30 Tim Carey – Update on ACZA
    11:00 Jeff Lloyd – Cost Savings through Service life extension with dual treatments
    11:30 R.W. Stephens Student Award Presentation Dalenda Ben Ammar – Université du Quebec à Trois Rivières -The Impact of Nanofillers on the Mechanical Properties and Fire Resistance of High Density Polyethylene Composites
    12:00 LUNCH
    1:30 Kevin Archer – DCOI an Oil-borne Preservative System for Pressure Treatment of Poles, Posts and Sawn Cross Arms
    2:00 Stacey Mckinney – Creosote Sustainability and Supply Chain Considerations
    2:30 Wayne Ortiz – Issues with Industrial Poles
    3:00 COFFEE
    3:30 David Moses – Wood Bridges
    4:00 Rod Stirling – Field testing in Canada XXVI Posts and Poles
    4:30 Annual General Meeting
    5:00 Close
    6:00 President’s Reception

  • Accommodations

    The Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport (YYZ) will offer a special rate at $129 per night, CAD (plus taxes). Make reservations ASAP by calling 416-674-4343 or by email to reservations@yyzia.com. Make sure to tell the hotel you are part of the CWPA to get the rate. The special rate will be available until Sept. 22, 2017.


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