QUÉBEC CITY, Feb. 15, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Wood Export Bureau
(QWEB), in collaboration with the Quebec Forest Industry Council
(QFIC), the Maritime Lumber Bureau (MLB) et the Ontario Forest
Industries Association (OFIA) are delighted with the outcome of the 2013 Montréal Wood Convention, which ended today at the hotel Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth. The resumption of this
traditional meeting between lumber purchasers and producers proved to
be a success in terms not only of the number of registered participants
but also of the quality of the featured speakers.
Considered as being one of the leading events for establishing lasting
business relations, the Montréal Wood Convention brought together more than 500 participants from all over North America
and around the world. The return of this event made it possible to
renew ties with certain clients and generate business contacts that are
vital for creating and maintaining alliances between buyers, lumber
manufacturers and service providers.
For the occasion, numerous networking activities were organized with a
view to sparking business relations between convention-goers. Some of
the most highly appreciated of these activities were the "speed dating
business" sessions between overseas purchasers and Canadian suppliers,
the various cocktail receptions, and the exhibit hall showcasing major
industry actors. On this basis, it can be said that the Montréal Wood Convention fully met the expectations of participants!
The event featured numerous highly regarded speakers, including Mr. Frank Dottori, former President-CEO and founder of Tembec, Mr. Don Roberts, Vice-Chairman of Wholesale Banking at CIBC and leader of the bank's
Renewable Energy & Clean Technology Team, Mr. Michael Green, a well-known architect in British Columbia, and Dr. Gustavo Grodnitzky, a renowned psychologist from Colorado.
Thursday afternoon, convention-goers could sit in on an animated panel
discussion between senior forest sector managers, including Mr. Marc Brinkmeyer (Idaho Forest Group), Mr. Rick Doman (Eacom Timber Corporation) and Mr. Charles Tardif (Maibec). Recognized for their significant involvement in the industry,
these panelists voiced their optimistic vision of the future and
potential of the forest sector.
SOURCE: Quebec Forest Industry Council
For further information:
Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Quebec Forest Industry Council (QFIC)
418-657-7916, ext. 411