Program 2017

Convention floor plan

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

  • 8:00 - 17:00 Industry Visits for Overseas Buyers
  • 13:00 - 18:00  Registration
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  • 14:00 - 16:30  Industry Seminar "The Place of Wood in the Future of Furniture and Flooring" (Mont-Royal room)
    Moderator: Kris Heideman, president, Lavern Heideman & Sons and chairman of the board of the Ontario Forest Industries Association
    - "Global Trends in the Furniture Industry", Alessandra Tracogna, researcher and analyst, global markets, Centre for Industrial Studies (CSIL), Milano, Italy
    - "Challenges and Issues for the Wood Flooring Industry", Michael Martin, president and CEO, National Wood Flooring Association

  • 16:30 Networking Cocktail (Mont-Royal room foyer)

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

  • 8:30 - 18:00  Registration
  • 9:00 - 12:00  Industry Seminar: "Economy, Markets and Marketing" (Mont-Royal room)
    Moderator: Ian de la Roche, president, Delaroche Consultancy
    - "Lumber Markets - Can Demand Growth Trump Tariffs?", Hamir Patel, director, paper and forest products, institutional equity research, CIBC Capital Markets
    - "Rising to New Opportunities: The Potential for Increased Wood Construction", Robert Glowinski, president and CEO, American Wood Council
    - "The Role of the Forest Sector in Climate Change Mitigation", Werner Kurz, senior research scientist, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada and member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

  • 10:30 Break (Mont-Royal room foyer)
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  • 12:00  Luncheon with Keynote Speaker (Montréal ballroom)
    Manjit K. Minhas, co-founder and co-owner of the Minhas Breweries and Distillery, and the newest Dragon on the hit TV show Dragons’ Den on the CBC TV network

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  • 13:30 - 17:00  Trade Show (Fontaine rooms)

  • 15:00  Break (Fontaine A and E rooms)
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  • 17:30 - 19:00  Cocktail Reception (Montréal ballroom)
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

  • 8:00 - 14:00  Registration

  • 8:30 - 11:30  Technical Seminar "Tomorrow's Trading Tools" (Mont-Royal room)

    Moderator: Philippe Boisclair, president, Canadian Wood Products
    Candice Lucas, product manager for Lumber, CME Group
    Ashley Boeckholt, manager, Koch Pulp & Paper Trading
    Greg Kuta, president and CEO, Westline Capital Strategis
    Charles Garneau, sales management expert, Celsius Solutions
    Hussein Almuallim, president and CEO, Forest Commodities Board
    Alain Thériault, associate, Exo B2B
    Morgan Cartier, marketing manager, Coast Fraser

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    10:00 Break (Fontaine rooms A and E)
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  • 10:00 - 15:00 Trade Show (Fontaine rooms)

  • 12:00 - 13:30  Buffet Lunch (Fontaine rooms)
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  • 15:00  End of Activities

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