8th China Global Wood Trade Conference & Tour

Chongqing, China

September 16, 2018 – One-Day Conference
September 17, 2018 – Optional Tour Chongqing Port & Industry Area

The China Global Wood Trade Conference (GWT China) is an annual event where global wood traders meet in China. The GWT China has been an annual event for global wood traders and this year’s event will be the eighth one. WOOD MARKETS/FEA is back involved in this conference (our 4th joint conference) as a co-organizer and it promises to be very dynamic and even “super” event for those involved in the trade of logs and wood products and especially China.

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NOTE: Companies that register through the WOOD MARKETS website are eligible to receive an Overview Summary on our upcoming report, “China’s Import Demand for Softwood Logs and Lumber to 2022 – The Changing Supply Chain in China with a Focus on Russia’s Industry / Export Potential” (to be released in August). This summary will provide registrants with an excellent perspective as to what the outlook for imported logs and lumber will be in China over the next four years. However, this is only available to a company’s delegates that all register via our website.

Conference Prices are on page 4 of our brochure:
Brochure & Pricing

The conference agenda is here:
Final Agenda

Venue: Chongqing Jianghong International Hotel
No.589, Renmin Xilu, Yongchuan District, Chongqing, China
Tel:86-(0)23 49666666             传真Fax:86-(0)23 49807777

To accommodate the number of delegates expected at the 2018 China GWT Conference, the VENUE has been changed from The River Hotel of Leheledu to the nearby and larger Chongqing Jianghong International Hotel.  This new venue is nearby the original hotel and offers nicer rooms as well. The bus schedule from the airport to the hotel remains unchanged.

Please fill out the reservation form to the Chongqing Jianghong International Hotel and send to the reservation department by e-mail at:

To reserve a hotel room, click here:
Hotel Reservation Form

Free shuttle bus available – click here for details:
Chongqing Airport to/from Hotel Bus Schedule


There are a number of critical questions that will be timely for discussion at the September 16 GTW China Conference, including:

  • The business from Russia to China is changing:
    • What is the impact of the Russian Far East’s new log export tax (going to 80%) and a new quota that offers a reduced log export tax (4 million m3 at a 6.5% tax)?
    • What is the impact of direct “block trains” to China and how are they impacting the volumes and/or competitiveness of Russian (as well as European) lumber in Western China?
    • What are the current trends of Chinese investment in Russia in terms of logging and sawmilling capacity as well as pulp?
  • Which exporting countries to China have upside or downside potential in 2019?
  • What is the outlook for “plantation pine” log and lumber exports from South America as well as the U.S. South?
  • What is the potential timber harvest from domestic softwood plantation forests (Chinese fir, Masson pine, etc.) and hardwood forests (eucalyptus and poplar) in China over the next 5 to 10 years? What is the net harvest impact from the Natural Forest Protection Plan?
  • Where is China’s economy and demand for wood products heading? And what about construction vs. furniture end uses?

Every year, GWT China attracts more than 350 participants, including wood suppliers, importers, wholesalers, distributors, manufacturers as well as trade associations, industry experts, government officials and representatives of international organizations from more than 20 countries.

This year’s conference will be held in Chongqing, a city of strategic importance in southwest China that is superimposed on the Yangtze River economic zone and the One Belt and One Road Plan. With remarkable advantages of location and an enormous potential market, Chongqing is making all efforts to build a multi-industry park of wood trade, storage and manufacturing. An optional one-day tour (Sept 17) will highlight these developments.

Jointly Organized by: WOOD MARKETS/FEA Canada and
China Timber & Wood Products Distribution Association.