June 8-10, 2021 in Trail, British Columbia

Metal Tech Alley invites innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders to The Industrial Circular Economy Conference—a chance to build global connections, transfer knowledge, explore opportunities, create new partnerships and experience an Industrial Circular Economy (ICE) in action. 

“ICE2021 is a business imperative for any industrial manufacturer that wants to remain competitive domestically and globally, shrink their environmental footprint and create value throughout the product life cycle,” says Tim Grouette, executive director, Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation.

ICE 2021 will host exclusive facility tours so attendees can see the industrial circular economy in action. Panel discussions on biobased resources and other trends introduce the knowledge participants need to transform businesses, and innovators at the forefront of the Industrial Circular Economy will share keynote addresses and opportunities to learn and grow.

“Transitioning to an Industrial Circular Economy is more than good business sense—it’s a necessity for manufacturers to remain competitive in today’s evolving landscape,” says Grouette. “There’s no better place to learn about the Industrial Circular Economy than ICE2021 in Trail. A dynamic and thriving part of the interior, Trail is home to many early adopters of the Industrial Circular Economy. It has become an innovation hub and serves as a national model for the sector.”

Metal Tech Alley is a collaborative partnership led by the Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCIC) and its community partners of Trail, Rossland, Fruitvale, Montrose, Warfield and Regional Districts A and B.

Self-described as a cluster of great minds and opportunities leading the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Metal Tech Alley brings together leaders from industry, technology, institutions and government to spearhead business opportunities in digital fabrication and advanced materials and metallurgy, industrial recycling and the circular economy, the industrial Internet of Things and big data technology.

“MTA provides an attractive proposition for businesses and entrepreneurs through providing mountain lifestyle, location, access to markets and affordability,” Grouette says. “As such, Metal Tech Alley is receiving interest from businesses and individuals considering relocating from the city.”

Metal Tech Alley’s collaborative business approach results in a high degree of innovation

and business success with companies embracing new technology and innovative ideas the differentiate and build unique offers to the global marketplace.

“Businesses that locate in Metal Tech Alley can take advantage of a range of unparalleled support services and partnerships that can fast track ideas into a credible business offer,” Grouette says. “The cost of doing business in Metal Tech Alley is vastly lower than in large city locations allowing for an immediate competitive advantage.

Learn more about Metal Tech Alley and the Industrial Circular Economy Conference at metaltechalley.com/ICE2020. The 2020 event has been postponed to June 8-10, 2021 due to Covid-19 guidelines. Sign up to our newsletter on our website to stay up to date with the latest information.

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