Mark Your Calendar!
November 2-4, 2003
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Le Fairmont Chateau Frontenac

Conference Agenda
(current as of 19 March, 2003)

Sunday, 2 November 2003

12:00pm - 5:00pm
  Registration Open
6:00pm - 8:00pm
  Welcoming Reception

Monday, 3 November 2003

7:30am - 8:45am
  Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30am - 12:00pm

Welcoming and Introductions

Keynote Address:
Importance of Ethanol in 21st Century

Roundtable Discussion 1: State of the Ethanol Industry and Policy Development Drivers
Panelists from Canada, United States, Brazil, European Union and Mexico will discuss their ethanol policies and programs in their region and the successes and impact of their programs on the ethanol industry.

12:00pm - 1:30pm
  Luncheon Address: Successful Implementation of an Ethanol Program in Brazil
1:30pm - 5:00pm  PLENARY SESSIONS

Roundtable 2: Economic Development Drivers for Ethanol in Developing Countries
Panelists from Mexico, India, Thailand, China and South America will discuss the importance and need for fuel ethanol in their country to foster economic growth in agriculture and industrial sectors.
3:15pm - 4:30pm  Roundtable 3: Ethanol Myths and Realities
Panelists will discuss important public opinions about fuel ethanol and present evidence of ethanol’s environment impacts, energy balance, production economics, and performance in vehicles.
6:00pm - 7:00pm
  Cocktail and Networking Reception
7:00pm - 10:00pm
  Dinner Banquet and Cultural Music and Entertainment

Tuesday, 4 November, 2003

7:30am - 8:45am
  Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:30am - 12:00pm  PLENARY SESSIONS

Roundtable 4: World Ethanol Trade / Ethanol as an International Commodity
The marketplace for fuel ethanol is growing rapidly worldwide, panelists will discuss these markets, ethanol as a commodity, market barriers, logistics of ethanol trade and competition.
10:30am - 12:00pm  Roundtable 5: Feedstocks and Ethanol Production Technologies
Panelists will share the latest on ethanol production technologies and economics using corn, sugar cane and molasses, sugar beets, wheat, barley and cellulose feedstocks.
12:00pm - 1:30pm
  Luncheon Address: Role of Policy Advocacy Groups
1:30pm - 3:00pm  PLENARY SESSIONS

Roundtable 6: Downstream Issues and Opportunities - The Canadian Perspective
Panelists will discuss important issues and factors for refining, marketing and distributing ethanol in Canada.
3:15pm - 4:30pm  Roundtable 7: Automotive Industry Perspective
Automotive industry representatives from around the world will discuss the role of ethanol in their production strategies and provide the latest information on advanced technologies for dedicated ethanol vehicles (E-100), flexible fuel vehicles, sub-compact vehicles, small engines and fuel cell applications.
4:30pm - 5:00pm
  Conference Conclusion and Adjournment

For program information, please contact:
Alain Lefebvre
Ministère des Ressources naturelles, Faune et Parcs
5700, 4e Avenue Ouest, bureau A-401
Charlesbourg (Québec) G1H 6R1 Canada
Tel : (418) 627-6385, poste 8251

For registration information, contact:
BBI International
Conference Coordinators
Cotopaxi, Colorado
Phone: 719-942-4353



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