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GBM 2023 Participant Resources

Welcome to the 20th 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.

As a participant, your registration fee includes access to the GBM showcase and all meals and networking receptions during the event.

The last live Global Buyers Mission (GBM) held in 2022 welcomed almost 900 delegates to this invitation-only event, designed to bring together international buyers of wood and value-added wood products, with Canadian manufacturers. The 2023 event is scheduled for September 7th to 9th, and is set once again in spectacular Whistler Village, British Columbia. This International Event continues to be a great success for buyers and suppliers alike, we are expecting the incremental sales for Canadian wood products manufacturers to surpass $37,000,000 the following year.

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 / timber frame homes and structures; millwork & finished building products; and specialty lumber including Western Red Cedar – all showcased in a comfortable, networking environment.

If you are still not sure and have questions regarding the benefits of attending the event, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2023 Global Buyers Mission and Whistler, BC!

Randi Walker (she/her)
BC Wood
Tel: 604-882-7100
Cell: 604-309-6683

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GBM 2023 PARTICIPANT PROGRAM

Your $895 (+tax) CAD registration fee includes:

Meals and Receptions — Registration includes a welcome reception at the Roundhouse Lodge on the peak of Whistler Mountain, a hot breakfast buffet and lunch on the show floor on Friday, the Friday evening dinner reception, and breakfast-to-go in the hotel lobby Saturday morning.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Thursday September 7th

Transit to Whistler

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Pick up registration package and nametag from Whistler Conference Centre

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Hotel check-in (BC Wood Group Blocks in Aava Hotel, Delta Whistler Village Suites, Westin Resort & Spa, or Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa)

6:00 PM – 9:30 PM: Welcome Reception — Gondola upload to Roundhouse Lodge, Peak of Whistler Mountain at 6:15pm

Friday September 8th

8:00 AM– 9:00 AM: Breakfast and Grand Opening Ceremony at Whistler Conference Centre Foyer with Welcoming Remarks by the Honourable Premier Eby

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Networking Tradeshow – Whistler Conference Center

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Grab-a-Lunch served on the Trade Show floor

6:00 PM – 10:30 PM: GBM Evening Networking Dinner/Reception at Audain Art Museum (Doors open at 6:30 PM)

Saturday September 9th

7:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Breakfast-to-Go in Hotel or Whistler Conference Centre Grand Foyer

9:00 AM & 9:30 AM: Bus transit to Vancouver and YVR from Westin Whistler to downtown Vancouver and YVR (must pre-book with show organizer)

PARTICIPANT FEES

Full Program – $895

This includes the entire program from Thursday, September 7th to Saturday, September 9th, including the networking  dinner receptions.

Spousal Program – Rates Starting at $150

Event 1: Welcome Reception at the Peak of Whistler Mountain Roundhouse Lodge – $150 

Event 2: Networking/Dinner Reception at Audain Art Museum – $150

*You have the option to attend both events 

GBM HOTEL OPTIONS — WHISTLER

Delta Whistler Village Suites: 4308 Main Street, Whistler

A favourite of our industry participants, the newly renovated Delta Suites offers very comfortable accommodation; great service and is a 3 minute walk to the Conference Centre.

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GBM Room Rates:

1 Bedroom Suites – $209 

2 Bedroom Suites – $299

Guest Suites Descriptions:

Guest Suites Descriptions:
One Bedroom Suite: suites at 475 – 510 sq. ft.

This suite features a separate bedroom with a king, queen or two twin beds and TV. The separate living room offers a double pull outsofa bed, balcony, full kitchen with dishwasher, oven, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker; dining area, fireplace, full bathroom,washer/dryer, TV, On Command movies and high speed wireless Internet. Rates are based up to two people per room. Maximumoccupancy in a one-bedroom suite is four people.

Two Bedroom Suites: suites at 800 – 835 sq. ft.

This features a master bedroom with a king, queen or two twin beds in the master bedroom and TV. The second bedroom offersa queen bed or two twin beds and TV. The separate living room offers a double pull out sofa bed, balcony, full kitchen withdishwasher, oven, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker; dining area, fireplace, 2 full bathrooms, washer/dryer, TV,

OnCommand movies and high speed wireless Internet. Rates are based up to four people per room. Maximum occupancy in a two- bedroom suite is six people. For the convenience of guests we offer the following in each room: bathroom amenities, iron & ironing board,robes, complimentary tea & coffee, and telephone data-port.

Reservation Procedure:

The last day to book a reservation is August 7, 2023. Discounted rates are limited – book early. 
Reservations will be made directly with the Delta Whistler Village Suites: Link to register in confirmation email

Cancellation & Deposit Policies (Individual Reservations)

GUARANTEE – A valid credit card must be provided at time of reservation.

DEPOSIT – Full pre-payment is processed with the credit card on file 7 days prior to arrival & is non-refundable.

CANCELLATION – If canceled or modified inside 7 days prior to arrival, full room & tax is non-refundable. Cancellations made more than 7 days prior to arrival will not incur a penalty.

No Shows & Early Departures

No-shows & early departures will be charged full room & tax for full stay.

**Please verify all current policies upon reservation

 

Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa: 4050 Whistler Way

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GBM Room Rates: 

Premier Studio – $224 (Base Rate)

*Below are Room Upgrades and their Rate Increments, guests may wish to upgrade to these rooms depending on their availability at the time of booking

Signature Spa Room – Base Rate + $50

Glacier One Bedroom Suite – Base Rate + $170

The Blackcomb Suite – Base Rate + $370

The Harmony Suite – Base Rate + $470

Alpine Two Bedroom Suite – Base Rate + $570

The Mountain Suite – Base Rate + $970

A block of rooms has been reserved for September 6th to the 9th. The special room rate will be available until August 7, 2023 or until the groupblock is sold out, whichever comes first.

Hotel Reservations

All guests can make reservations by contacting the hotel directly at 1-800-515-4050, press 1 for Reservations and provide them with the Group Code BCW23, or with the hotel booking link provided in the confirmation email. 

Cancellation Policy

A valid credit card must be provided at the time of booking to guarantee a reservation. Our Deposit and Cancellation Policies for individual reservations will apply and are as follows:

  • Full pre-payment is due seven (7) days prior to arrival and is non-refundable.
  • Cancellations made seven (7) days or less prior to arrival are non-refundable. This will also apply to any no-shows and early departures
Check In/Out Times

The standard check-in time at the Hotel is 4:00 PM. Check out time is 11.00 AM

**Please verify all current policies upon reservation

 

Westin Resort & Spa: 4090 Whistler Way

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GBM Room Rates: 

Deluxe Studio Suite / Queen + Queen Sofa Bed – rates starting at $249

**Please contact gbm@bcwood.com to have your room booked! **
Cancellation Policy

A valid credit card must be provided at the time of booking to guarantee a reservation. Our Deposit and Cancellation Policies for individual reservations will apply and are as follows:

  • Full pre-payment is due seven (7) days prior to arrival and is non-refundable.
  • Cancellations made seven (7) days or less prior to arrival are non-refundable. This will also apply to any no-shows and early departures
Check In/Out Times

The standard check-in time at the Hotel is 4:00 PM. Check out time is 11.00 AM

**Please verify all current policies upon reservation

BOOKING TRANSIT TO WHISTLER

Transportation to Whistler Village is not included in the Participant fees. If needing to arrange shuttle service to Whistler Village, we recommend booking online with Skylynx.

We recommend booking tickets online with Skylynx to book shuttle service from YVR to Whistler or from Downtown Vancouver to Whistler. It is recommended to book a direct bus (Skylynx Express) as you can select which hotel you would like to be dropped off at.

If you can’t book the direct bus, please specify which hotel you would need to be dropped off at in the comments box at check out (i.e. “Drop off at Delta Hotel for the GBM”) so that Skylynx can accommodate this. Skylynx typically doesn’t do hotel drop offs with these big buses but are making an exception for the GBM.

The meeting place to catch the shuttle is:

Vancouver Airport (YVR): Meet at the YVR Skylynx Kiosk at the Domestic Arrivals Area across from baggage carousel 6.

Downtown Vancouver: Meet on Melville Street outside of Hyatt Regency Hotel near Burrard Metro Station

MAP OF WHISTLER VILLAGE

Other Activities in Whistler

Book a Tee Time
A great activity to bring a buyer to, book a tee time at Whistler Golf Club

Ziptrek Ecotours
Home to the longest zipline in Canada and the USA! Spanning a mind-blowing distance of  over 2kms, you will take in spectacular views and over 7,000 feet of pure eco-exhilaration! More info here.

Mountain Biking
Whistler Blackcomb is home to the ultimate gravity-fed downhill biking experience, drawing mountain bikers from across the world. Check it out here

Shopping in Whistler
Stroll through charming Whistler Village and surrounding neighbourhoods to peruse endless shops stocked with homegrown and globally-inspired goods. Browse fine artwork, fashion, jewellery and luxury items, as well as sportswear and the latest in outdoor gear. You’ll also find all the essentials for everyday living like groceries, gifts and specialty items. Click here to view the Whistler Village shop directory. 

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
Visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre for their hourly guided tour experience offered on the hour, every hour, 10 AM – 4 PM daily. Friendly Cultural Ambassadors from both the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations share their culture and knowledge in this immersive cultural centre.

The GBM is brought to you by BC Wood

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