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WOOD MARKETS’ 4th Annual Global Conference
Vancouver, BC • Wed. May 7, 2014

Registration is now open for WOOD MARKETS’ 4th Annual Global Softwood Log & Lumber Conference on May 7th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver, BC.

The conference agenda and the global speaker lineup has been finalized, covering a broad range of the key supplying regions and major global markets. We are very pleased to be able to offer such an exceptional caliber of speakers at this year’s event.

Delegates will be able to obtain new perspectives and outlooks on exporting regions and key markets, and they should also be well positioned to better understand new opportunities, evolving issues and possible threats to the commodity log and wood products trade.

Brochure / Pricing / Order Form
Speaker Profiles
Hotel reservations Link
Hotel reservations can be made online or by phone at 1-888-421-1442.
Our hotel room block has been exceeded, so any further reservations will be based on the hotel’s availability; the special conference rate is still in effect until April 14, 2014

Also available are two optional one-day tours of the B.C. Coast forests, log processing mills (sawmills, veneer) and log sorting/exporting loading facilities. Draft itinerary follows:

May 8th (Vancouver/Lower Mainland area)

  • Visit second-growth confierous forest and old growth stands, plus view active logging, if available that day
  • View large cedar sawmill cutting for North American and export markets
  • Attend a sawmill cutting hemlock/Douglas Fir fo the North American and export markets
  • For those going onto the second-day tour, we will take the ferry to Vancouver Island, overnighting in Nanaimo

May 9th (Vancouver Island)

  • Visit a sawmill cutting small diameter hemlock/Douglas Fir for export markets
  • See a rotary veneer mill peeling softwood species
  • View an old growth forest (famous tour attraction)
  • Attend a logging operation harvesting second-growth logs
  • See log loading onto an ocean vessel for export to Asia (subject to scheduling of vessel)
  • Return to Hyatt Regency Hotel by ferry and tour bus

In conjunction with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ 27th Annual Global Forest & Paper Conference, May 6th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Please contact Barb MacDonald at for further information.


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