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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 Outlook, Robert 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 America, Gerard 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 Shields, ConifexMathew Missad, Universal Forest Products

    Stephen J. Sallah, LBM Advantage

    Yves Laflamme, Resolute 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 Relevance, Tom De Ruyck, Managing Partner, InSites Consulting, Belgium- The Hardwoods in the Industry Construction, Delton 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