2017 WoodTALKS at the GBM

BC Wood’s 14th Annual Global Buyers Mission™ (GBM), featuring WoodTALKS, designed to enlighten, inform and inspire on the use of wood in design and construction. Along with WoodTALKS, this 2-1/2 day event is full of opportunities for architects, designers, contractors, developers, public officials and other wood products specifiers to see first-hand what is new in BC’s wood industry, learn, network and catch up with colleagues.

The GBM is Canada’s largest event of its kind with attendance on an “invitation-only” basis! The GBM brings together those who specify, source and use wood products, with Canadian manufacturers and suppliers. Once again it is set in spectacular Whistler Village, British Columbia.

Registration Information

If you have questions regarding the WoodTALKS / GBM please email gbm@bcwood.com or call (604) 882-7100.

Hotel Information

The Aava Hotel is a two-minute walk to the conference centre.

To book the Aava Hotel, please click here and enter the code “BCWOOD17” or call 1 (800) 663-5644 and mention BC Wood to receive our group rate. **Discount rates only available until August 5, 2017.

Deluxe rooms: $120.00
Superior rooms: $135.00
Parking: $15/day

To register for WoodTALKS at the GBM, please click here:

  • In the drop down category menu, select WoodTALKS
  • Enter the access code: GBMWT17

To register a guest, please click here.

  • In the drop down category menu, select guest
  • Enter the access code: GBMGUEST17

To learn about this year’s speaker line up, click here.

WoodTALKS 2017 Program

These Events All Qualify for 8+ LUs

Thursday: 10:30am start; 4 seminars; and Lunch & Learn
Friday: Lunch & Learn; and Exhibitor Mini-Seminars
Saturday: Lunch & Learn
Cost of Registration is $285.00 and includes all the above plus:

  • Friday and Saturday: hot buffet breakfasts, and reception style dinners at the top of Whistler Mountain and at the Audain Art Museum
  • Access to the trade show floor on Friday and Saturday to meet with BC’s and Canada’s value-added wood products industry
  • Return bus transfer from downtown Vancouver or YVR for those who request it

Additional programming and speaker details will be forthcoming.

If you have any other questions, or require additional information, please contact Roy Manion directly at 604-882-7100 or e-mail rmanion@bcwood.com.