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FII booth, IndiaWood
FII booth, IndiaWood
B.C. companies tour Indian manufacturing facilities
B.C. companies tour Indian manufacturing facilities
Mission participants visit manufacturing site near Bangalore
Mission participants visit manufacturing site near Bangalore
February 2014
India
Largest ever mission from B.C. attends IndiaWood 2014

B.C. forestry companies and trade associations sent 17 representatives to the IndiaWood Trade Show in early 2014, reflecting growing industry interest in the emerging Indian market. This was the first time that B.C. companies had a coordinated presence at the show within the Canadian Pavilion. BC Wood Specialties Group organized the event along with FII and the Canadian High Commission in Delhi.

IndiaWood is the largest wood products trade show in India, switching each year between New Delhi and Bangalore. With the show in Bangalore in 2014, FII organized an extended mission program for B.C. representatives to learn more about South Indian wood products manufacturers and importers.

The mission focused on visits to manufacturers of doors, windows and furniture as research suggests that these businesses hold the most promise as initial markets for B.C. wood exports. The group also toured warehouse facilities and visited retail showrooms to learn more about the valued-added sector. The mission program included a trip to the main wood products port of Mundra to meet with officials and tour port infrastructure.