Logistics, labour and opportunities in China highlight Wood Convention
The 2018 Montreal Wood Convention wrapped up yesterday, bringing together nearly 1,000 participants over three days, discussing the challenges of transport logistics and labour as well as the opportunities offered by the growing Chinese economy.
“The wood products industry needs to work on succession planning, job creation, regional work promotion, and continuing education,” said Sven Gustavsson, manager, softwoods, at the Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB) co-organizer of the event with the Québec Forest Industry Council, the Maritime Lumber Bureau and the Ontario Forest Industries Association.
In addition to Canadians from seven provinces and Americans from 26 states, this year’s congress welcomed visitor from Mexico, France, China, Japan, Senegal, Germany, Austria, Hong Kong and Jordan. A record attendance for the exhibitors’ fair had 110 exhibitors on hand.
The 2019 convention will take place March 19-22 at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montréal.
(Quebec Wood Export Bureau)