Thursday, May 29
by Carmie Lato, PAPTAC
Nestled against the backdrop of the majestic Rockies and the shores of pristine Lac Beauvert the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge had the opportunity to welcome back the PACWEST conference. As since the mid-60’s, the conference is organized by PAPTAC’s Pacific Coast and Western Branches and the IBMP (International Brotherhood of Migratory Peddlers).

Attendees arrived even as some 20 exhibitors set up their booths to display their products and services to their targeted consumer demographic. As one exhibitor put it “this tradeshow offers opportunity for yielded results!”

Throughout the three-day event, delegates can expect to take in the Awards Dinner, Roundtables and Short courses, a fully integrated tradeshow, and two full days of industry-leading technical sessions and networking opportunities. With its primary focus on “Improving Mill Results”, the conference offers the opportunity for western industry members to come together and discuss pressing issues and hot topics with that particular emphasis.

Participants kicked off the event with the Tradeshow and Welcoming Reception in the Main Hall. They enjoyed great company, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks alongside exciting conversation while the PACWEST Executive Committee, their partners, and guests gathered for a formal dinner and cocktails.