Wood buyers from around the world came together with Canadian manufacturers of wood products during the Global Buyers Mission (GBM), held in Whistler from September 9-11, 2016. The GBM is a business building event for wood products manufacturers interested in growing their export market opportunities.

The B.C. Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Steve Thomson was on hand to welcome delegates and officially open the GBM. In addition to representatives from B.C.'s forest product industry, in attendance were over 300 pre-qualified international buyers and North American architects, designers, builders, contractors, developers, and engineers.

FII’s presence at the three-day tradeshow included a naturally:wood booth where delegates were able to view videos, as well as pick-up fact sheets and case studies detailing B.C.'s sustainable forest management and products. FII also profiled market research available to industry.

The Global Buyers Mission is organized by BC Wood, a not-for-profit trade association that represents B.C.’s value-added wood sector.