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From June 11 to 15 at the Québec City Convention Centre

From June 16 to 18 in various peat bog sites in the region of Bas-Saint-Laurent

The proposed theme of the conference for 2023 is “From Reclaiming to Restoring and Rewilding”. It aims to stimulate discussions about the range of environmental management approaches advocated by the hosting societies. Berger will sponsor and actively participate in this event.

  • Introduction speech by Mélissa and Valérie Berger
  • Luncheon Women in restoration by Mélissa et Valérie Berger
  • Peat Hub with our experts and the CSPMA
  • Panel of Expert
  • R&D presentation
  • Welcome Cocktail
  • Bog Tour

**Throughout the week, some of Berger’s Resource and R&D employees will be on site to participate in various workshops.


Québec City Convention Centre,

1000, boul. René-Lévesque Est,
Québec, QC, Canada

Sunday June 11, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Monday June 12, 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Tuesday June 13, 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.| Wednesday June 14, Field
tou | Thursday June 15, 9 a.m.- 5 pm





Monday June 12, 8:30 a.m.
Introduction speech
Mélissa and Valérie will give the welcome speech accompanied by people involved in peatland research and restoration, as well as the Quebec Minister of Natural Resources.

Monday June 12, 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Luncheon Women in restoration
Co-CEOs Melissa and Valerie Berger will present a conference on women in the peatland restoration industry. They will discuss their background, their leadership as women in a male-dominated field and the importance of restoration for a 3rd generation company.

1:30 to 2:15 p.m.
Panel of speakers from industries and academics
Topic: The future of peat and alternate resources of growing media: resilience,  vulnerability, economic and ecological cost and performance.

Pierre-Marc de Champlain, ing., Project Coordinator at Berger Peat Moss Ltd.
Dr. Ka Yeon Jeong, Corporate R&D Manager at Sun Gro Horticulture
Dr. Rémi Naasz, Scientific Expert Director at Premier Tech Horticulture
Dr. Brian Jackson, professor at North Carolina State University
Jean Caron, professor at Université Laval

3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
ISHS Session
”Characterization of selected growing media for greenhouse-grown strawberry”.
Autors : FS Robert, M Charland, L Thériault et M Allaire.
Presentation by François-Simon Robert

Monday June 12, 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Tuesday June 13, 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Peat Hub
In conjunction with the CSPMA, Berger will be present throughout the symposium to meet with the science community and talk about how we harvest and restore peatlands in Quebec.
The CSPMA research has been ongoing for 30 years regarding the ecological restoration and integrated responsible management of Canadian peatlands. Its sustainability actions and commitments rely on 5 pillars:

  • Peatland Restoration
  • Veriflora® Certification
  • Support to scientific research
  • Development and application of Best Management Practices
  • Wise use of peat

Friday June 16, 6-9 p.m.
Welcome Cocktail
The entire team is pleased to welcome the participants of the field trip on peatland restoration in our beautiful region of the Bas-Saint-Laurent.
The event is intended to be a warm and friendly gathering, with a “Berger” flavor. We want them to feel welcomed with open arms by the Berger family, and to offer them an evening in all simplicity, which they will remember.

Sunday June 18, 9 to 11 a.m.
Bog Tour
A very interesting visit, where we will have the opportunity to present what makes Berger so unique in terms of its restoration sites. Several experts will be on hand to present innovations in sphagnum moss cultivation.



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