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Exhibitor Profiles

Corporate Details
Exhibitor: Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
Contact Name: Ruth DeSantis
Booth Number: 1211
Address: Bio-Industrial Development Branch,
97 East Lake Ramp NE,
Airdrie, AB T4A 0C3
Website: http://www.gov.ab.ca

Corporate Summary:

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) works with industry and stakeholders to facilitate growth and build a stronger Alberta to improve Albertans' quality of life. The primary focus of ARD is to ensure that Alberta will have a prosperous economy. The Alberta Biomaterials Development Centre (ABDC) is a virtual centre that links the capabilities of the forestry, agricultural and technology sectors of Alberta. ABDC's mission is to catalyze the development of the biomaterial industry, working with clients from Alberta and around the world to grow the biomaterial economy. Find out more by visiting www.albertabiomaterials.ca

Key Geographic Markets
Experience in:      Canada, Japan, China, United Kingdom, United States
Interest in: Canada, Japan, China, United Kingdom, United States
Product Service Offerings
Government, Green Building, Research & Development, Resource Recovery & Recycling, Sustainable Construction
Business Development Objectives
Education, Marketing Alliances, Research Development Collaboration, Strategic Alliances, Technology Transfer
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