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-Ville

    15:00 - 15:30 Registration and Networking

    15:30 - 16:30 Presentations

    16:30 - 17:30 Networking
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Wednesday, March 20th

  • 8:30 - 18:30  Registration, Mezzanine

  • 9:00 - 12:00  Industry 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, Entekra

    Moderator : Karina Lehoux, founder, and president of Eklosion – Animation professionnelle

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  • 10:30 Break, room Agora and room Square Victoria

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

    Michael 'Pinball' Clemons, Canadian Football League’s most outstanding player in 1990

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  • 13:30 - 17:00  Trade Show, Convention Floor

  • 14:00 - 15:00 International Market Opportunities for Canadian Wood Proudcts in Japan and Mexico, room Centre-Ville
    Panel organized with the collaboation 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 Victoria

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  • 17:30 - 19:00  Cocktail Reception, room Place du Canada-Avenue Laurier

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    Thursday, March 21st

  • 8:30 - 14:00  Registration, Mezzanine

  • 10:00 - 14:00 Trade Show, Convention Floor

  • 9:00 - 10:20 Panel with Industry CEOs, room Centre-Ville

    Ken Shields, Conifex

    Mathew Missad, Universal Forest Products

    Stephen J. Sallah, LBM Advantage

    Yves Laflamme, Resolute Forest Products

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

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  • 10:20 Break, room Agora and room Square Victoria

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  • 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

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  • 12:00 - 13:30  Buffet Lunch, room Place du Canada-Avenue Laurier

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  • 14:00 - 16:00 NEW ! "The After-Convention": a last chance to network while having fun!, room Square Victoria

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  • 16:00 End of the Convention

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