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AGM 2016 Newfoundland – Dealing with Vegetation Programs in Tough Social and Economic Times

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The Organizing Committee of the 2016 AVMA AGM is pleased to announce that this year’s meeting will take place at the JAG Boutique Hotel and Johnson Geo Centre in St. John’s Newfoundland from October 12 – 14, 2016. To book your room please call (709) 738-1524. or visit http://www.steelehotels.com/our-hotels/jag/#sect-overview.

The AVMA AGM will be taking place at the Johnson Geo Centre located on Signal Hill. It will be an interesting and exciting venue for AGM attendees.



JAG Boutique Hotel Address: 115 George St W, St. John’s, NL A1C 0B7 Phone:(709) 738-1524. Overlooking St. John’s Harbour, this upmarket, downtown hotel is a 7-minute walk from vibrant George Street and 3.7 km from Signal Hill.



The Johnson Geo Centre is a geological interpretation centre located on Signal Hill in St. John’s. This is where the 2016 AVMA AGM will take place on October 13, 2016.


The theme for this year’s AGM is Dealing with Vegetation Programs in Tough Social and Economic Time.

Below is the agenda for this event:

Dealing with Vegetation Programs in Tough Social and Economic Times

Annual General Meeting

Atlantic Vegetation Management Association

Jag Hotel and Johnson Geo Centre

St. John’s, NL

October 12th, 2016

6:00PM: Executive Meeting AVMA Board

7:00PM – 8:00PM: Registration Desk

7:00PM – 10:00PM: Opening Ice Breaker – Jag Hotel, Sponsored by Bayer Canada Crop Sciences, BASF and Engage Agro.

October 13th, 2016

AVMA Annual General Meeting – Johnson Geo Centre, Signal Hill

8:30AM: Registration Desk

9:00 AM: Opening Remarks Martin Noel, AVMA President

9:05 AM – 9:30AM: DOW Agro Sciences Product Portfolio – Justin Toner

9:30AM – 9:50AM: Lidar for Vegetation Management on ROW’s; Riley Cote-de-Merchant, Leading Edge Geomatics

9:50AM – 10:15AM: Lidar as tool for vegetation for NLHydro, Jimena Martinez-Ramos, Integrated Informatics Inc.

10:15AM – 10:30AM: Coffee Break Sponsored by NSPower and Lucas Tree

10:30AM – 11:10AM: Industry Round Table on Lidar uses for vegetation Management: Rick Doucette NBPower, Rob Thomson NS Power, Craig Parsons  NLHydro, Martin Noel NBDNR

11:10AM – 11:30AM: Opportunities for Lidar for Forestry Management; Riley Cote-de-Merchant, Leading Edge Geomatics

11:30AM – 11:50AM: Changes in NL Environment and PMRA Update – Susan Tilley NLEnv.

11:50AM – 12:10PM: Industry Updates Bayer Agro Sciences

12:10PM – 1:00PM: Lunch –Geo Centre

1:00PM to 1:30PM: Realities of dealing with Migratory Bird Act in Newfoundland and Labrador  – Craig Parsons, NL Hydro

1:30PM – 2:00 PM: Update on the Lower Churchill Project – David Haley , NL Hydro

2:00PM – 2:30PM: Environmental considerations for a new transmission line, TL267: from rare plants to artifacts – Marion Organ, NL Hydro

2:30PM to 3:00PM – Industry Update – Univar ProVM, Chad Horton

3:00PM to 6:00PM – Free time to tour Johnson Geo Centre or St John’s

6:30PM – 9:00PM: Supper at the Jag Hotel – “Rocking out the Evening”, Sponsored by Dow Agro Sciences and Univar Canada

9:00PM to ?: hit George Street

October 14th, 2016

AVMA Annual General Meeting – Johnson Geo Centre

9:00AM – 9:10AM: Opening Remarks Martin Noel, AVMA President

9:10AM – 9:30AM: JMPR or IARC…who is right? The latest update….Michael Cunningham, EngageAgro Corporation

9:30AM – 10:00AM: 2016 Spruce Budworm Program in Eastern Quebec and Northern New Brunswick.  Peter Keddy, FPL

10:00AM – 10:20AM:  Coffee Break Atrium Foyer – Sponsored by Forest Protection Ltd.

10:20AM – 11:45AM: AVMA Business Meeting – Johnson Geo Centre

11:45AM – 1:00PM: Closing lunch –Geo Centre

AVMA Agenda 2016(revised Oct 7)


Meeting costs
2016 AGM St. John’s

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