PFI announces final agenda for annual conference

By Pellet Fuels Institute | July 08, 2014

The Pellet Fuels Institute has announced its final agenda for this year’s annual conference. The conference, where the pellet industry gathers annually to address issues facing the industry and chart the course ahead, will be held July 27-29 in Orlando, Florida. The event is open to media.

The conference offers an opportunity for attendees to network with one another as well as industry experts and the manufacturers of appliances fueled by pellets, like stoves, grills and central heating systems. Carlton Owen, president of U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities, will deliver the keynote address on Tuesday. The event kicks off with the PFI annual golf tournament on Sunday morning, and includes a gathering of all attendees at the welcome reception on Sunday evening.

The conference’s 1.5 days of educational programming will offer in-depth analysis of many aspects of the industry with an emphasis on the practical day-to-day operations of pellet mills. Open to all attendees, these panels will include:

- Global Pellet Market Opportunities
- Pellet Appliance Manufacturers: Collaborating with the Pellet Industry
- Policy Update: What to Expect from Washington in this Election Year
- Tools to Promote the Industry and Bolster Business Performance
- Enhancing Pellet Mill Operations
- Proposed EPA Standards:  What They Mean for Pellet and Appliance Manufacturers
- Testing the Waters of the Export Pellet Market

“We are thrilled to welcome speakers and attendees from across the U.S., as well as Canada, Austria, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Singapore,” said Hedrick. “The agenda will address the diversity of issues that our members are engaged in.”

In addition to a strong conference agenda, the PFI Annual Conference features valuable networking opportunities, with exhibits from companies representing all components of the industry supply chain. Currently only 10 exhibit spaces remain available, so companies are encouraged to contact PFI today for information on reserving a space. PFI will also hold its annual membership meeting at the conference, beginning at 8:30am on July 29.

The PFI Annual Conference highlights the various applications of densified biomass fuel and attracts a broad range of individuals from the public and private sectors, academia, and local, state and national governments from North America and beyond. The conference features two days of educational sessions as well as industry exhibits.

For more information, or to register for the PFI Annual Conference, please visit