Event: Canadian Lumber Catalogue Show
Date: to be confirmed (Feb/March 2019)
Venue: Beach Luxury Hotel
Location: Karachi, Pakistan
Target Audience: Canadian Softwood suppliers, saw mills and manufacturers of value added wood products
Sector: Forestry and Wood Products

The Trade Commissioner Service is pleased to invite interested Canadian lumber companies to participate in the Virtual Lumber Catalogue Show in Karachi, Pakistan.

It offers a convenient and cost-free opportunity for Canadian companies to connect with the local market without the need of being physically present. We encourage you to participate just by sending us printed materials, sample products and catalogues.

The Canadian Commercial Office Karachi will organise this one-day event to identify potential end users of Canadian wood products including architects, construction and housing industry players and lumber importers.

This initiative will provide the Post an opportunity to reach out to a targeted group of end users of wood products, encouraging them to connect with Canadian Lumber Suppliers. Interested Canadian lumber suppliers/companies can participate in this free of cost event by sending a sizeable quantity of site samples and catalogues to be displayed during the show for the interest of targeted local lumber industry contacts. Our event partners are: Association of Builders and Developers ABAD, Institute of Architects Pakistan – IAP, The Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Karachi Timber Merchants Group – KTMG.


The steady growth of the Pakistan market for Canadian lumber products (about 20% YoY increase in Canadian lumber exports to Pakistan) is a positive market indicator that is driving activity among lumber importers, end users and all other industry players involved in the wood trade. There is a continued growth of Canadian lumber exports to Pakistan which had crossed $44 million for the first time in 2016-2017. Post expects the growth trend to continue in 2018 and beyond. Canada has now become a main competitor in the local market second to US and EU.

This opportunity will also be highly useful in developing the local lumber industry’s understanding about the grades, species and dimensions of Canadian softwoods.

It will also help Canadian participants to receive legitimate contact information for new Pakistani lumber importers and end users. The possible dates of the event will be between Feb-March 2019.


Interested companies can mail us 50-80 personalised handouts, preferably A4 folded DL brochures (99mm x 210mm). You can prefer sending us standard size samples with thickness of 1/2′, width 3” and length 6”. Grade samples should be milled on all sides, cut square and sanded.

Please mark shipment as ‘Document of No Commercial Value’.

Please address the shipment to:

Mr. Abid Samdani
Trade Commissioner Assistant
Email: abid.sadmani@international.gc.ca
Trade Commissioner Assistant
Canadian Commercial Office Karachi
336 Beach Luxury Hotel
Tel: +92 21 35640560Fax: +92 21 35640561

For any further information on this opportunity as well as advice on business development in the region, please free to contact Athar Khan, Trade Commissioner (athar.khan@international.gc.ca). Services from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service are offered free of charge to Canadian companies and organizations.