14th Annual Global Buyers Mission™ – International Buyers

Welcome to the 14th Annual Global Buyers Mission™ – the event to find new sources of high quality, competitively priced wood products, while reconnecting with your current suppliers and socializing with your peers.  The 2017 event is scheduled for Thursday, September 7th to Saturday the 9th and is set once again in spectacular Whistler Village, British Columbia.

As a pre-qualified buyer, your $285 CAD registration fee includes Vancouver/Whistler return transportation; and all meals and networking receptions during the event.

The 2016 Global Buyers Mission (GBM) welcomed over 800 delegates to this invitation-only event, designed to bring together international buyers of wood and value-added wood products, with Canadian manufacturers.

This International Event continues to be a great success for buyers and suppliers alike, with estimates last year of over $35 million in new business developed.

You will have the opportunity of meeting with Canadian manufacturers of products that include engineered wood products; remanufactured items and components; pre-fabricated housing and structures; log / post & beam / timberframe homes and structures; millwork & finished building products; and specialty lumber including Western Red Cedar – all in a comfortable, networking environment.

If you are still not sure and have questions regarding the benefits of attending the event, or to receive your registration link and access code, please contact us directly at gbm@bcwood.com or call 604-882-7100.

The 2017 GBM International Buyer Program

Your $285 (+ tax) CAD registration fee includes:

Transportation:  Your registration fee includes return bus transfer from either downtown Vancouver (from the Sheraton Wall Centre for group buses) or the Vancouver International Airport, upon request.

Meals and Networking Events:  We host full, hot breakfasts and two great networking evening dinner receptions, including our special Welcome Reception at the Roundhouse Lodge, atop spectacular Whistler Mountain.

On Friday afternoon, you are welcome to participate in the BC Wood GBM Golf Tournament at the championship designed Whistler Golf Club, (golf registration link available upon request) or enjoy the many activities and adventures available throughout Whistler and the local environs (discount coupons available for GBM participants for many activities in and around the Village).

International Buyers Proposed Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 7th

3:00 – 5:30 PM GBM Registration  – Whistler Conference Centre / Hotel Check-in Whistler

6:30 – 9:30 PM Welcome Dinner Reception at the Roundhouse Lodge – Peak of Whistler Mountain

Friday, September 8th

8:00 – 9:00 AM Breakfast & Grand Opening Ceremony with Special Guests– Whistler Conference Centre Foyer

9:00 – 12:00 PM 14th Annual GBM Networking & Tradeshow

Noon BC Wood GBM Golf Tournament – Registration – Whistler Golf Club –
Tee Time 1:30 pm (lunch box included). Pre-registration required ($175 CAD)

6:30 PM Special Evening Networking Dinner (location TBC)

Saturday, September 9th

8:00 – 9:00 AM Breakfast – Whistler Conference Centre Foyer

9:00 – 12:00 PM 14th Annual GBM Networking & Tradeshow

12:00 – 3:00 PM Return transportation to Vancouver/YVR, if requested

Click here for a list of 2016 GBM Exhibitors.

Click here for a list of 2016 GBM Buyers.