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global buyers mission 2024

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2024 Global Buyers Mission™ (GBM)

BC Wood celebrated our 20th Annual Global Buyers Mission September 7th to 9th, 2023 and welcomed almost 700 delegates from all over the world to Whistler, BC Canada.  

We would now like to invite you to join the 21st annual GBM September 5th to 7th, 2024 in beautiful Whistler, BC! 

This International Event continues to be a great success for buyers and suppliers alike, with estimates last year of over $34 million in new business developed.  

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Once again, international pre-qualified buyers will have the opportunity of meeting with Canadian manufacturers of wood products that include mass & heavy timber, engineered wood products; remanufactured items and components; prefabricated housing and structures; log / post & beam / timberframe homes and structures; millwork & finished building products; and specialty lumber including Western Red Cedar – all in a great networking environment. 

Thanks to the Federal Trade Commissioner Service and BC’s Trade & Investment Representatives from markets around the world, there will be many first-time Buyers invited to the GBM, offering opportunities for Canadian manufacturers to develop new business. 

We will also invite North American architects, designers, contractors, developers, engineers and specifiers to participate in our popular accredited WoodTALKS™ program, held in conjunction with the GBM. This year, WoodTALKS will include site tours, lunch and learn and sip n’ learn presentations by renowned architects and industry members, as well as a series of Demonstration Workshops on the tradeshow stage Friday. This year, BC Wood’s WoodTALKS at the GBM will feature a Resort and High-end Residential Symposium with special keynote speakers. 

BC Wood will also organize Extended Mission programs for incoming international delegates that include site visits and factory tours in the lower mainland and on Vancouver Island. Besides helping Buyers immediately source high quality, innovative, and competitively priced wood products, the tours help build future business relationships by familiarizing potential customers with Western Canada’s wood species. We appreciate the many local companies that make an effort to open their mills and plants for these informative and productive tours. 

Held annually at the Whistler Conference Centre, the GBM continues to be Canada’s largest event dedicated to promoting value-added wood producers. 

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