In reviewing our many ways to add-value to our BC Wood membership, the most productive is in finding ways for our members to save money on services that they need and can really use. With the buying power of a “group”, we have been negotiating with a number of service providers including our Associate Members and now have significant “added-value” propositions to offer BC Wood members. We are going beyond just being the “tradeshow guys” and forming alliances with services that our members need to help their business grow, while saving on expenses.
Besides adding great value, we have made some other changes in our membership levels that we believe will make membership in BC Wood easier and require less administration on our members’ part. First of all, there will be no more “pay as you go” fees to participate in either Canadian or international trade events. There are still two levels of membership and in reviewing our member’s participation in events over the past three years, we have determined that most of our members participate in Canadian and US trade events – in particular, the GBM and the NAWLA event. A number of companies participate in only off-shore activities, while some participate in numerous cross-market and cross-sector programs. Therefore, we will be offering BC Wood Membership and BC Wood International Membership.
Because of the very diverse products and markets of interest to our members, we have determined that these two membership levels will benefit the most number of members, for the greatest cost savings.
NEW Multi-Year Membership Activity Bank – a significant source of value and a major change in our offering
To recognize a long-term commitment from members to BC Wood, a contribution will be made to a member’s “Activity Bank”. Your multi-year commitment will position you to grow as the world re-opens over the next few years. Your multi-year membership gives you discounts you can access when you want to participate in tradeshows and events – virtual or live!