The Convention starts next week!

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Tuesday, March 19th 

  • 7:00 – 17:00 Industry visits, exclusively for overseas buyers
  • 14:00 – 18:00 Registration, Mezzanine
  • NAWLA Regional Meeting, room Agora-Centre-Ville15:00 – 15:30 Registration and Networking15:30 – 16:30 Presentations

    16:30 – 17:30 Networking 


  • Wednesday, March 20th 
  • 8:30 – 18:30  Registration, Mezzanine
  • 9:00 – 12:00Industry Seminar on Economy and Markets, room Centre-Ville- Rising Risks for the U.S. Housing OutlookRobert Dietz, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Economics and Housing Policy, National Association of Home Builders 

    – Softwood Lumber Board: Together to Grow the Share of Wood!Hugues Simon, President, Barrette Wood, and Member of the Softwood Lumber Board

    – Transforming the Way Houses are Framed in North AmericaGerard McCaughey, CEO and Chairman, EntekraModerator : Karina Lehaux, founder, and president of Eklosion – Animation professionnelle

    10:30 Break, room Agora and room Square Victoria

    12:00  Luncheon with Keynote Speaker, room Place du Canada-Avenue Laurier 

    Michael ‘Pinball’ Clemons, CFL’s most outstanding player in 1990

  • 13:30 – 17:00  Trade Show, Convention Floor
  • 14:00 – 15:00 International Market Opportunities for Canadian Wood Products in Japan and Mexico, room Centre-Ville
    Panel organized with the collaboration of Natural Resources Canada
    Japan: Sean McLean, Senior Trade Commissioner, Japan, Trade Commissioner Service, Global Affairs, Canada
    Mexico: Nora Gonzales, CEO, G&G Gestoria en Commercio Exterior
    Moderator: John Kozij, Director General, Trade, Economics and Industry Branch, Natural Resources Canada
  • 15:00  Break, room Square Victoria17:30 – 19:00  Cocktail Reception, room Place du Canada-Avenue Laurier
    Thursday, March 21st
  • 8:30 – 14:00  Registration, Mezzanine
  • 10:00 – 14:00 Trade Show, Convention Floor
  • 9:00 – 10:20Panel with Industry CEOs, room Centre-VilleKen ShieldsConifexMathew MissadUniversal Forest Products

    Stephen J. SallahLBM Advantage

    Yves LaflammeResolute Forest Products

    Moderator: Bruce St. John, President, Canada Wood Group

  • 10:20 Break, room Agora and room Square Victoria
  • 10:30- 12:00 Hardwood Seminar, room Centre-Ville- Move from Marketing to Consumers to Mattering to People: Welcome to the Age of RelevanceTom De Ruyck, Managing Partner, InSites Consulting, Belgium- The Hardwoods in the Industry ConstructionDelton Alderman, United States Forest Service
  • 12:00 – 13:30  Buffet Lunch, room Place du Canada-Avenue Laurier14:00 – 16:00 NEW ! “The After-Convention”: a last chance to network while having fun!, room Square Victoria


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