Dave Farley | dfarley@bcwood.com

A few comments, suggestions and ideas…
Another Global Buyers Mission successfully completed and I have now had a few weeks to reflect upon the event. Looking at it from the quality of buyers and influencers that we had attending from the United States, I was extremely happy with the GBM this year. We had a solid contingent of world class architects, engineers and builder’s at Whistler this year, many hailing from our target markets in the Western US. If you attended the GBM this year, it might be worth taking another look at the business cards you collected to checkout out the websites of these firms. I recently did and was frankly blown away by the depth and quality of work that these firms undertake.
With the changing of the seasons, the time has come for folks to start looking at upcoming trade and marketing events for your company. The largest and most important event that we have coming up in the US is the International Builders Show (IBS) 2020 which takes place January 21-23 in Las Vegas. The Builders Show attracts over 105,000 buyers from across the Western world, including builders, construction specifiers and distributors. It is simply the largest event for the residential construction sector in the America’s. We have excellent space in the Central Hall of IBS and if this show is of interest to you, you will need to let me know soon as I only have a few spaces left in our coordinated wood products pavilion.

As always, if you have any comments questions or concerns on the US market, please feel free to reach out to me on my cell at 604-728-8786 or email at dfarley@bcwood.com.