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OptiSaw is a one-day education forum focused on the future of sawmilling. In just one day of sessions from industry-leading technology manufacturers and researchers, you will come away with solutions to boost your mill profits now.

OptiSaw is taking place in two locations in 2020 – Quebec City on April 22 (sessions offered in both French and English) and Kelowna, B.C., on June 4. Don’t miss out on this time-effective and affordable learning and networking opportunity for those driving the future of sawmilling operations. It’s your annual brief on what’s coming down the pipeline – from robotics to AI to big data and IoT – that can increase sawmill profitability today.   

Who should attend:
  • Mill managers/owners
  • Process engineers
  • Continual improvement managers
  • Optimization staff
  • Researchers
  • Design consultants

What you will learn:
  • Examples of AI and robotics from other industries, and how they can be applied to our industry.
  • Trends, cutting-edge recovery and value-added solutions from Europe, where manpower and fibre costs have been driving optimization for decades.
  • Insights into scanning and optimization technology trials now underway.
  • Techniques for leveraging big data and IoT to optimize production.
  • Case studies of new technology and processes being implemented in mills today, hearing from those who made it happen.
  • Continuous improvement strategies for getting the most out of existing equipment.
  • PLUS: Opportunities to network with colleagues and a select group of sponsor technology providers.

Attending the Kelowna event? NEW THIS YEAR: OptiSaw is offering an exclusive tour of mass timber manufacturer Structurlam’s facilities in Penticton, B.C., on June 3. Tour spots are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis. Register today to secure a spot.

Registration is restricted to the above list of sawmill personnel, researchers and design consultants. Due to a limited number of seats, we prioritize registration for mill personnel. If you are a supplier, please contact Josée Crevier for sponsorship opportunities at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (514) 425-0025 ext. 21.

 

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