Global Buyers Mission 2011 Update

Posted by Randi Walker
August 22nd, 2011

September 8th to 10th in Whistler – Exhibit space is sold-out and you can click here for a current listing of participating manufacturers and suppliers.

You can access the current list of registered buyers from Europe, Japan, Korea, China, Malaysia, India, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Mexico, United States, Vietnam and Taiwan and although we are still waiting for a few more confirmations, I believe our buyer list is 90% complete.  Click here for the listings.

The overall GBM Schedule of Events can be accessed by clicking here.

You can also check out BC Wood’s website ( for GBM info, lists of past buyers and exhibitors, and great event photos from 2009 and 2010.

As many of you know, we are also delivering the Living and Building with Wood Forum on Thursday, September 8th, as part of the GBM Program.  Participants include: architects & designers; municipal planners; engineers; developers and builders and will be attending to learn about how to use wood in both commercial and residential projects.  They will also have the opportunity to meet the manufacturers and suppliers during the program at the GBM, who supply the materials to help them successfully complete their contracts. To see the list of registered participants, click here.

We must thank our partners and sponsors, without whom this program could not be delivered: Platinum Partners: Natural Resources Canada Wood Export Program (CWEP); Forestry Innovation Investment Ltd. (FII); and Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC); our Silver Partners: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau (CSSB); and our Bronze Partners: the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) and HSBC Canada. Our Corporate Sponsors this year include The Waldun Group, Howe Sound / Pallin Timber and BFL Canada Insurance Services Inc.

To those of you already registered, we look forward to seeing you on the Mountain!

For more information on what registration opportunities are still available, please contact me at  or call me at 604-882-7100.

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