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.


These Events All Qualify a Total of 9 LUs

9:30am: Registration – Whistler Conference Centre, Main Lobby
10:30am-11:30am: WoodTALKS – Whistler Conference Centre (WCC), Lower Level
11:45am-1:15pm: Lunch & Learn – WCC, Garibaldi Room
1:30pm-4:50pm: WoodTALKS – Whistler Conference Centre (WCC), Lower Level
6:15pm-9:30pm: Welcome Reception at the Roundhouse Lodge – Upload at Whistler Gondola Base


8:00am-9:00am: Hot Buffet Breakfast & Grand Opening Ceremony, Whistler Conference Centre Foyer
9:00am-12:00pm: 14th Annual GBM Networking & Tradeshow
11:45am-1:15pm: Lunch & Learn – WCC, Garibaldi Room
1:30pm-4:00pm: Mini Seminars – WCC, Tradeshow Floor
6:30pm-9:30pm: Evening Networking Dinner/Reception – Audain Museum


8:00am-9:00am: Hot Buffet Breakfast – WCC Foyer
9:00am-12:00pm: 14th Annual GBM Networking & Tradeshow
11:45am – 1:15pm: Lunch & Learn – WCC, Garibaldi Room

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.

Registration Information

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

Transportation Information

Please contact gbm@bcwood.com if you require complimentary transportation to and from Whistler

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 14, 2017. ***Please contact gbm@bcwood.com if you require a hotel room in Whistler

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