The Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation and the NISP® Canada team invite you to participate in their next Business Opportunities Workshop in the City of Trail, as part of the Canadian National Industrial Symbiosis Program (NISP®). This initiative aims to develop innovative resource management solutions and generate triple bottom line benefits to companies based in British Columbia.


This workshop aims to:
– Find ways of turning waste by-products into valued resource inputs.
– Reduce waste management costs.
– Generate new business opportunities.
– Increase the size and diversity of your business network.
– Identify means of improving environmental performance.
– Expand the regional circular economy and drive innovation.


Workshop agenda:
– Networking breakfast.
– Welcoming remarks, keynote speaker, and overview workshop format.
– Round-table idea generation and resource matching (1.5 to 2 hours).
– Recap of the day’s achievements and synergies discovered.
– Light lunch with additional networking and to launch post-workshop follow-up by NISP® practitioners.


Over 30 regions around the globe have used NISP® events to help tens of thousands of businesses boost revenues, reduce costs, and improve environmental performance.

The principle behind Industrial Symbiosis is simple: Instead of being thrown away or destroyed, surplus resources generated by a manufacturing or ‘maker’ process are captured and then redirected for use as a new input for another process by one or more other companies, providing a mutual benefit or symbiosis.

These mutually profitable links are not restricted to materials. Other potential linkages can be based on such resources as: energy, wastewater, transportation, warehousing, and expertise.

If you want to build your business network, achieve cost savings, generate sales from new markets, and contribute towards creating an environmentally sustainable economy – register now!
After the workshop, participants will receive reports regarding matches made during the workshop.
Practitioners will provide FREE follow-up to move ideas into business realities.


Who has attended NISP® Canada workshops?
Past workshops participants include:
BCIT, Douglas College, Faculty Brewing, Fraser River Pile & Dredge Inc., Geocycle, Kruger, Lush Cosmetics, Naturally Crafted, New West Gypsum Recycling, NORAM, Pace Chemicals Ltd., Port Metro Vancouver, Purdy’s Chocolatier, Royal Printers, Superior Tray Systems, Univar, Vancouver Airport Authority, Voltberg Controls, Weyerhaeuser.


What Did They Say?
‘Industrial symbiosis presents a great opportunity to reduce our ecological footprint while improving our business efficiency.’ – J. Thwaites, LUSH Cosmetics


‘NISP® has shifted my view of waste from being a liability to being an asset.’ – V. Chiu, World of Walas


‘Found the event very useful and gratifying; it gave me options to find solutions.’ – M. Lozano, Faculty Brewing Co.
‘Found ways to improve our products by using other’s waste streams.’ – S. Dean, Milepost Manufacturing Ltd.


Contact us to learn more about how NISP® can benefit your business: or call 604-677-3126 #9307


Yours sincerely,
The NISP Canada Team



For further information please contact:

Marcus Ewert-Johns
President & CEO
T: +1 (604) 900-1980 x110


About the BCAFM:

The BC Alliance for Manufacturing is a coalition of 18 like-minded manufacturing industry associations with a common vision to promote a world-class manufacturing sector in British Columbia. The Alliance speaks with one voice on priority issues to advance and defend the interests of manufacturers to ensure that all British Columbians continue to benefit from the economic growth, high-value outputs and high-paying jobs found across all types of manufacturing in the province.

In British Columbia manufacturing is the fourth largest component of provincial GDP contributing 7.2% of the provincial economy and 30% of the business tax revenue paid to government. Manufacturing is the third largest employer in BC with more than 12,000 companies employing almost 400,000 jobs directly and indirectly. Value-added manufacturing represents almost 65% of BC’s exports.

Manufacturing matters!

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