IWPA’s World of Wood Convention: Expanding relationships and gaining U.S. market insight for increased exports in 2007!

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March 28-30, 2007, in San Diego, California

Make plans now to join nearly 400 leading overseas manufacturers, importers, U.S. manufacturers, port authorities and shipping companies for the only U.S. convention focused on increasing imports of wood products! The 2007 World of Wood is already creating a buzz with the speaking confirmations of Bill Weaver, President of Cabinet Creek Cabinet Company and current KCMA Chairman of the Board, Hardwood Review Editor George Barrett, and CITES Secretary General Willem Wijnstekers.

“These timely presentations give overseas manufacturers and U.S. importers insight from key wood consuming industries into the trends and key issues on the horizon for 2007,” said IWPA Executive Vice President Brent McClendon. “We’re also very fortunate to have leading officials speaking on new trade and environmental regulations that could cause significant impacts on overseas exporters and their U.S. partners.”

Industry experts will discuss the state of hardwood plywood and lumber end-use markets in the U.S. Overseas producers are also front-and-center at this year’s convention, with a full panel discussion one afternoon providing insight on what to expect in supply from Africa, South America, and Asia.

World of Wood 2007, IWPA's 51st Annual Convention, will be held March 28-30, 2007, at Loews Coronado Bay in San Diego, California. Golf, sailing excursions, and an impressive harbor dinner cruise highlight the expanded business networking opportunities of this year’s convention. For full registration details, visit www.iwpawood.org/convention.asp.

Loews Coronado Bay Resort is situated on a private 15-acre peninsula bounded by the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean on one side and the peaceful solitude of Coronado Bay and the San Diego skyline on the other.

The International Wood Products Association represents 220 companies from over 20 countries that trade in softwood and hardwood products with North America. For more information, visit www.iwpawood.org.

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