Montréal Wood Convention 2018 highlights China as market of growing opportunities

The 2018 Montreal Wood Convention brought together nearly 1,000 participants from 20 to 22 March.

The challenges of transport logistics and labour as well as the opportunities offered by the growing Chinese economy were widely discussed during the event.

“The wood products industry needs to work on succession planning, job creation, regional work promotion, and continuing education,” said Sven Gustavsson from the Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB), co-organiser of the event with the Québec Forest Industry Council, the Maritime Lumber Bureau and the Ontario Forest Industries Association. The exhibitors’ fair had a record attendance of 110 exhibitors.

The 2019 edition will take place March 19-22 at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montréal.

Speakers’ presentations from the 2018 edition are now available here.