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In March, 2016 China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) organized the 12th annual Green Building Conference and Trade Show in Beijing. The event offered Canada Wood China the opportunity to raise the profile of Canadian wood and wood construction. Over 2,000 people visited the Canada Wood booth. As part of the conference, Canada Wood China organized the China Wood Construction Forum and, in cooperation with the Wood Frame Alliance, the Annual Conference of China Modern Wood Structure Construction Technology Industry Alliance. The event included a series of presentations from industry and academia, as well as a keynote presentation from the China Housing Industrialization Promotion Center, a department of MOHURD. The conference was attended by over 250 developers and design institutes.

The Green Building Conference coincided with a visit from a Canadian delegation led by Ambassador Guy Saint-Jacques, which included members of the Canadian Parliament and Canadian Senators. During the opening ceremony of the conference, Guy Saint-Jacques gave a keynote speech focused on the opportunities for wood construction in China.