Join us May 14-15-16, 2024 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver (Canada) for our next Operational & Technical Conference.

The Port of Vancouver is the largest port in Canada and the fourth largest in North America by tonnes of cargo, facilitating trade between Canada and more than 170 world economies. They have established a vision for the Port of Vancouver to be the world’s most sustainable port.

Our program starts after registration with a tour at Vancouver based G3 and Neptune terminals, where we are shown minerals and grain handling. After this tour we get aboard the boat hostTed by Port of Vancouver for a port tour and a floating welcome reception.

First conference day we will have a panel around the handling and supply chain of grain commodities. We will discuss technical, safety and operational challenges with globally operating grain terminal operators, like Comvex, Grupo GOF and others. We will have insights from data driven support and showcases how to have a safe and reliable food supply chain.

As a main driver of DBTG, Safety and Environment will have an important place in our panel that afternoon, driven by the own experiences from our Member terminals. Partly presented by these terminals and partly provided from experts ‘on the field’, our panel  will focus on how important steps in safety should be reached. Where the floor is to all participants contributing with own ideas and best experiences.  

As our new Member organisations and terminals e.g. Logistic, SeaGate, Pacific Coast Terminal and Trigon present themselves, we will use their experiences to elaborate on technical developments and improvement of the operations. Equipment, digitization, environmental protection, and much more will be on our agenda. In separate sessions our delegates will be informed on innovative technical improvements.

Of course we have plenty space for networking and we will have a festive dinner, with a great view on the bays of Vancouver.

REGISTRATION CONFERENCE AND ROOM RESERVATION
The Conference takes place in the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver. You can register via the meeting registration form (link below) in which you can also register for the Golf Tournament (the Cooper Cup) on Monday 13th of May 2024 .

Book your room at Westin Bayshore Hotel with our Group discount for 379 CAD /259 Euro /284 USD /222 GBP (link below). This rate is excluding applicable taxes and fees (currently 20.68%) and excluding breakfast. Please note that the breakfast on 15th and 16th May is included in your Conference Fee and will be available in the Conference Center on those days. 

CONFERENCE DAY 1 | MAY 14TH 2023   

OPENING LUNCH | SITE VISITS PORT OF VANCOUVER
Welcome Reception (12.00-20.30 hrs.)
After Registration and our Opening Lunch on the 14th of May we have on-site visits to our Member Neptune Terminals and grain terminal(s) to see their operations. This will be followed by a Welcome Reception.

CONFERENCE DAY 2 | MAY 15TH 2023   
Business sessions and festive dinner (9.00-22.30 hrs.)
Conference day with business sessions, followed by a festive dinner in Vancouver.

CONFERENCE DAY 3 | MAY 16TH 2023   
Business sessions and closing lunch (9.00-14.00 hrs.)
Conference day with business sessions until 12.30 hrs. followed by a closing lunch in the Westin Bayshore Hotel.

GOLF TOURNAMENT | MAY 13TH 2023 
The DBTG Golf Tournament The Cooper Cup will take place on Monday 13th of November in the area of Vancouver.

PARTICIPATION CONFERENCE FEE
The participation fee includes 3 lunches, 2 breakfasts and beverage during the conference days, the welcome reception, a dinner, the excursion in the Port of Vancouver, 2 days business sessions, all transportation costs and a lot of networking moments. We are a not-for-profit company so our prices are based on covering our costs.

Prices GBP EURO US Dollar CAN Dollar
(Associate)Member 1.550 1.800 1.935 2.635
Non-Member  2.230 2.600 2.800 3.800
Golf (The Cooper Cup) 410 475 535 700

Book your room in The Westin Bayshore with our Group Discount

Register for the conference via our meeting registration form.

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