Global Buyers Mission

Posted by Randi Walker
July 21st, 2016

Have you booked your space at the 2016 GBM EVENT yet?

If you haven’t experienced the GBM, or have had to miss it this past year, you should be aware that this is the greatest opportunity of the year to showcase your products to over 300 pre-qualified international buyers and North American Architects, Designers, Builders, Contractors, Developers & Engineers. One architect said:

“I’ve been attending BC Wood’s GBM for several years and always look forward to it. [The] event is exceptionally well organized and I always come away with a new appreciation for wood: The materials available, wide variety of product lines, applications, fabrications and installation techniques. The trade show and mini-seminars make for effective learning and first hand observation.” – Neale Staniszkis Doll Adams Architects
Last year, over $34 million in new business was developed at this event alone. Click here to see who has signed up to exhibit already. A returning exhibitor expressed that:
“GBM is an excellent show for Conifex. Every year we meet new accounts and get a chance to spend some time with other suppliers and existing customers in a wonderful environment. BC Wood does a terrific job in qualifying the buyers and introducing us to their markets. This is the best Export Show in North America.” – Conifex Marketing
Meet the local industry stars in a short video from last year’s event: (if video link does not work, click here: https://youtu.be/Z7pf0fPaNJM)

Pre-qualified Buyers will come from the US, Australia, Western Europe, China, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Taiwan and some newer markets like Malaysia. One buyer had to say,
“I was very pleased to have been invited to attend the BC Wood Global Buyers Mission as a delegate of the Consulate General. It was important for our organization to learn more about Canadian expertise in the construction of wood buildings and to develop important contacts that will help us import Canadian wood products, hire Canadian consultants and grow the demand for Canadian products in our region. I came away not only impressed by Canadian knowledge in this sector, but inspired to learn more.” – Mithun, USA
GBM Program Schedule
Thursday – September 8th
  • BC Wood AGM; Exhibitor set-up
  • Evening Welcome Reception at the spectacular Roundhouse Lodge at the Peak of Whistler Mountain for all participants
Friday – September 9th
  • Breakfast with Opening Ceremony and Morning Networking/Tradeshow/Meetings
  • Afternoon Sponsored Golf Tournament; Architects (Wood First) in-booth presentations; or Whistler free time
  • Evening Networking Dinner/Reception & Private Showing at the Audain Art Museum
Saturday – September 10th
  • Breakfast and Morning Networking/Tradeshow/Meetings
  • Exhibitor lunch and teardown
Exhibitor Fees
BC Wood, WRCLA, CSSB or other BC Based Wood Products Association Member
10 x 10 booth space – $1,629.00
Outside BC Canadian Wood Products Association Member
10 x 10 booth space – $ 2,199.00
Non-member
10 x 10 booth space – $ 2,729.00
Each company booth personnel $425
Spousal Program $100 for each Evening event
Exhibit Registration Includes:
  • Basic electrical, pipe & drape, covered table & 2 chairs, carpet & Wi-Fi
  • All meals during the event including the Thursday night Welcome Event at the Roundhouse Lodge & Friday evening Networking Dinner Event
  • Full access to Thursday Association Programs
  • Complete multi-lingual company listing in the Mission Program Guide
Exhibit space is now VERY limited and will be available on a first-come / first-served basis. If you haven’t already registered, contact us for your online registration link at   gbm@bcwood.com or call Randi at 604-882-7100.
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