2018 GBM Testimonials and Comments


“For our first time attending we thought it was a great venue. We appreciated the condensed trade show hours, and the interpreters that helped people understand our product. BC Wood staff were extremely helpful and welcoming.”

– Princeton Wood Preservers Ltd.

“Great opportunity to represent BC and the best wood fibre in the world. As the second largest forested area world wide, Canada plays an integral role in the future of renewable construction…particularly in the Mass Timber industry. The sustainable forest and timber management of the B.C. Government has ensured our future in wood product manufacturing and exports. The GBM gives foreign buyers the latest information on our wood products and services, as well as the experience of visiting these forests first hand, while enjoying the beauty of Whistler. Great Show!”

-Woodpecker European Timber Framing & Wood

“This is always a good event for our company, allows us an opportunity to meet existing and new buyers. It creates an opportunity to schedule activities surrounding the event dates like mill visits and provides additional motivation for overseas companies to send their sales representatives to N.A. with a more robust agenda”

-Interex Forest Products Ltd.

“Time well spent meeting potential new clients as well as networking with colleagues.”

-Oregon Canadian Forest Products.

“Great event. It gave our company great exposure to new US and over seas clients.

-Nelson Homes

“This event is the presented in a wonderful environment and a socially relaxed manner. We are able to have significantly more time with customers with a far superior focus on our products and distribution.”

-C & C Resources Ltd

“The team at BC Wood did an excellent job of putting this event together. The professionalism of the event helped to support the image that our company tries to reflect.”

-kenkéknem Manufacturing Inc

“The pre-selection of US decision makers was excellent we spoke to and directly meet the buyers in the regions we are seeking to expand.”



“Thank you for continuing to offer an incredible conference. The topics this year were varied and very enlightening. Thanks to your whole team at WoodTalks for your hard work delivering this top-notch conference”

-Surrey School District

“The educational seminars have gotten better over the years. I particularly like a full slate of decent speakers on the seminar day. helpful to see new projects, innovation and case studies. this year was a good benchmark for that reason I will attend again”

-Murdoch + Company Ltd.


“Circumstances such as hotels, buses and translators were wonderful and let me concentrate on the events. Could visit many interesting sites. Speakers were kind and I could get much information by asking.”

-Taisei Corporation, Japan

“This one was better that the last one we attended, and it was really good in this one the direct deal with sawmills.”

-Industrializadora De Madera Y Empaque El Martillo Sa De CV, Mexico.

“Thanks to the BC Wood staff, had a fulfilling week. Will try to make a good trade.”

-Customer-Service Architect office, Japan

“It’s very good for buyers because many companies participated and I gained a lot of knowledge at this wood show.”

-Askar Trading International, Pakistan.

“We have been participating almost every year, taking turns between myself and our staff, as BC Wood’s Extended mission & GBM is the best in the world to learn and understand about wood and wooden manufacturing and grading industry. We would have never experienced such a good mill site tour and well-organized manufacturing system, plus the diversity of value-added wooden manufacturing etc. without BC Wood’s Extended Mission Program. We are very proud we could experience all those kinds of things through BC Wood. All our staff pretty much increased their own sales self-confidence after participating in BC Wood’s event because their knowledge was increased by this mill tour and GBM. Also, we could meet many other countries wood industry people and could exchange the information afterwards. What is another best thing is that we are doing good business with newly met Korean delegates at the GBM. We would like to continue to participate Extended Mission & GBM for more learning and understanding of the wood industry. We are so thankful for BC Wood’s every effort.”

-Hyunsung Timber, Korea