2017 GBM Testimonials and Comments


“Well organized, good environment and a great place to catch up with the industry.”

– Natural Trade

“Event schedule is organized, very professional and smooth as always.”

-Taiga Building Products

“The GBM provides a good platform for meeting with our stakeholders, suppliers and an opportunity to
see what our competitors are offering with regards to products and markets.”

-Interex Forest Products

“Very good venue for meeting new prospects and renewing industry connections, while maintaining existing connections.”

-Oregon Canadian Holdings Inc.

“As a regular participant at the GBM Mission we were very pleased to have participated in the Business Connections portion of the event. The ability to meet with the potential architects and builders for a one on one session. This part of the event was very valuable to our participation.”

-Daizen Joinery

“Great networking opportunities!”

-Fraserwood Industries

“The Whistler GBM offers many great opportunities to network and connect with industry professionals and students from both locally and abroad. The event was well attended, and gave our new mass timber product, Dowel Laminated Timber, some great exposure.”


“Showtime was very relevant – time well spent with qualified people.”

-Creative Woods Unlimited

“This event is always anticipated by our staff and is the most productive tradeshow on our schedule.”

-Teal Jones Group

“The show was extremely well organized with excellent staff in a beautiful setting!”

-Live Edge Design

“Opportunities to meet new customers but more so to connect with existing partners in a fantastic venue which in itself, always pays dividends.”

-Interpro Forest Products

“If you are in the BC export business the BC Wood GBM is a MUST to attend and participate in. Hats off once again to Brian and team for putting on a great 2017 GBM.”

-Trans‐Pacific Trading Ltd.

“The 2017 GBM gave me the opportunity to further expose Discovery Dream Homes Brand and product to foreign markets. The potential buyers were very qualified, and interested in pursuing opportunities to work with Discovery Dream Homes in the short term and long term. Thanks for the opportunity.”

-Discovery Dream Homes

“It was very well organized, bringing to one place qualified customers and suppliers, making it very productive. Thanks GBM for organizing it.”

-Corruven Canada Inc.

“A much better value than a trade show, very dialed in

-Lynden Door

“No better place to bring together Industry and Global buyers to showcase BC’s manufacturing excellence of wood products and their building applications.”

-Sinclar Forest Products

“At the BC Wood Specialties GBM, our company sales team was able to mingle with an interesting mix of prospective customers and suppliers, industry peers, and government officials. The GBM provides are rare and valuable opportunity for wood specialty companies to develop new business while reconnecting with industry peers. On top of that it’s a lot of fun in a great setting. Thanks to Randi and all her team for putting together a world class wood show.”

-Kermode Forest Products

“It was great for us to connect with our existing customers and show off new product, 10 out of 10!”

-Cedarland Forest Products

“It seems every year we meet new contacts that help us for years to come. They can be customers or they can be new sources of raw materials.”

-Waldun Forest Products


“For my first time attending Wood Talks ‐ Overall I thought you put together a wonderful event, extremely well organized and ran like clockwork. The sessions were informative, the audio visual systems worked without any visible hitch, the venue was convenient and the food was very good for this type of conference meals. Thanks for the work you do to make this happen. I am already looking forward to getting the agenda for next year’s conference, and other ongoing information throughout the year.”

“A big thank you for another terrific GBM and WoodTalks!”


“The entire weekend was amazing. The Conference was educational and the location is just amazing. I will hopefully be attending many future conferences.”

-Prairie Cedar

“I plan to build about 128 wooden houses in Jeju Island, Korea. It was worth my time to gather very good information and to learn new information and see new ideas. I would like to participate in this trade show in the future.”

-Jun Housing Co. Ltd.

“Positive opportunity to meet new innovative companies like Scotty wood, Corruven etc.”

-Houtmagazijn Verdonckt NV

“I saw a lot of things and learned many things in realtion to my business. I would like to axpress a special thanks to the Korean Leader, Mr. Lee. Our time was worth it in this show and our stay was comfortable because of the leaders knowledge and thoughtfulness.”

-Jeon Il Timber Co. Ltd.

“Mexicans consider this event as an important opportunity to have direct contact with new Canadian suppliers and to have a better understanding of the market, as for some of them, this was the first time they visit Canada for wood business. All the Mexicans consider essential the follow up and hope to receive quotations soon. Some of them have even informed that as a result from GMB they have
already purchased lumber from Canadian companies.”

-G & G Gestoria