17th Annual Global Buyers Mission™ – International Buyers

BC Wood would like to welcome you to the 17th Annual Global Buyers Mission™!  This is still THE event to find new sources of high quality, competitively priced Canadian wood products, while letting you reconnect with current suppliers and socialize with your peers.

As a pre-qualified buyer, you will:

  • Meet live and one-on-one with more Canadian suppliers and manufacturers than ever before
  • Experience low GBM participation costs so you can get more of your staff involved
  • Have more time on the “show-floor” leading to productive discussions with suppliers
  • Get access to the exhibitor information two-weeks prior so you can find and research the companies you want to meet and request a pre-scheduled meeting
  • Have one-to-one live meetings with suppliers online from anywhere, with professional interpreters available on request
  • Appreciate delivery in both Asia and North America appropriate time zones
  • Get the latest market information DIRECT from Canadian suppliers without having to leave your office

We will be delivering the GBM event online, saving you significant time and money, with a custom program developed just for BC Wood. You can:

  • Attend live video meetings
    • Join live, or pre-arrange video meetings with interpreters during the show dates
    • Meet with both new and old suppliers and contacts
  • Search by company/product/sector for suppliers and products of interest including:
    • Engineered wood products
    • Remanufactured items and components
    • Prefabricated housing and structures
    • Log / post & beam / timber-frame homes and structures
    • Millwork & finished building products
    • Specialty lumber including Western Red Cedar
  • View product/company videos and demonstrations
  • Attend industry seminars on current topics of interest
  • Spend some time socializing at one of our networking events – where you can win draws and prizes!

GBM Schedule of Events:

Whether you are a wholesale distributor looking for new building materials to add to your stocking warehouse, or a developer looking for mass-timber building solutions – or anything in-between, we will have companies that will be looking forward to meeting you

Monday, January 25th, 2021 to Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

  • GBM Tradeshow & Meetings – Asia+ 4:00pm-7:00pm PST / 9:00am-12:00pm JST / 9:00am-12:00pm KST  / 8:00am-11:00am CST / 7:00am-11:00am  ICT / 6:00am-9:00am BST
  • Live Networking Social 7:00pm–8:00pm PST / 12:00pm-1:00pm JST / 12:00pm-1:00pm KST / 11:00am-12:00pm CST / 11:00am-12:00pm ICT / 9:00am-10:00am BST

Thursday, January 28th, 2021 to Friday, January 29th, 2021

  • GBM Tradeshow & Meetings – 1:00pm-4:00pm PST
  • Networking Social with tables – 4:00pm-5:00pm PST

Two weeks prior to the launch of the “live” event, you will have access to the showroom floor where you can browse products and learn more about the companies that make and/or supply them. You can also pre-arrange a meeting for during the official show dates – or send an email! We intend to make this process as easy as possible, so you can find the materials and suppliers you need to help your business succeed.

All registered attendees can also join us at no additional charge for educational programming during WoodTALKS at the GBM.

WoodTALKS at the GBM Schedule of Events:

Thursday-Friday, January 28th & 29th, 2021

  • WoodTALKS presentations 9:00am-12:30pm PST

6 x 60-Minute live Presentations with chat Q & A feature each day
Industry Educational Seminars & Tours (also available for viewing for 3 weeks post live)

**1 hour of presentations is worth 1 LU

If you are still not sure and have questions regarding the benefits of attending the event, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly

Email gbm@bcwood.com for registration link!