10th China Global Wood Trade Conference
Zhejiang, China
November 19 – 20, 2020 – SAVE THE DATE!

2020 has seen extreme volatility in global wood trade.  From the plunge in Chinese imports early in the year to the surge in North American prices mid-year, most traders and analysts have been left questioning what they thought they knew about wood products markets.  FEA Canada’s 14th China conference, co-organized with the China Timber & Wood Products Distribution Association (CTWPDA) in Zhejiang, China on November 19 – 20, 2020, will help you gain a better understanding of global markets and China’s role in them.

The 2020 event will address many critical topics, including: the steep rise in European imports, potential effects of COVID-19, market dynamics, trade war status, economic and end use developments, as well as supply/import trends for logs and lumber that will  continue to create uncertainty in China in 2020.

  • New this year, the conference will offer two types of registration: in person or virtual attendance (via Zoom).  Details coming soon.
  • Also new this year, there will be “online business matching” with additional fees for international registrations, who would like to communicate with Chinese importers. Click below to find out more.
  • Zoom Online Business Matching Plan (additional registration fee)
    1. The conference secretariat will provide 3-5 docking enterprises (depend on number of applicants) for the enterprise representatives to achieve online one-to-one business negotiation.
    2. The business matching session representatives will receive the exclusive conference link with password and docking enterprises before the conference.
    3. No translation service is provided for online business. Please bring your own interpreters.



    Note: The conference secretariat will arrange business matching schedule for registered companies. If some schedules are overlapped, the companies will be prioritized according to the time sequence of the registration.

Global Wood Trade (GWT) China is an annual event where global wood traders meet in China. GWT China attracts more than 350 participants, including wood suppliers/exporters, importers, wholesalers, distributors, manufacturers as well as trade associations, industry experts, government officials and representatives of international organizations from more than 20 countries as well as from China.

The GWT Conference is organized by China Timber & Wood Products Distribution Association and is co-organized by FEA. Further details will be released soon.

Hosted by:
FEA | Littleton, MA
China Timber & Wood Products Distribution Association | Beijing, China

November 19: One-day conference
November 20: All day industry tour

Agenda

  • Introduction and Overview
    Thursday, November 19, 2020
    Time
    Title
    9:00
    Introduction & Welcome Speech
    9:30
    How does COVID-19 affect the global economy?
    10:00
    Chinese Economy and the New Changes in Chinese Timber Industry
    10:30
    Q&A
    11:00
    Global Softwood Supply & Demand Changes after COVID-19
    11:20
    Chinese Softwood Supply & Demand Changes after COVID-19
    11:40
    How Wood Companies Respond to New Pandemic Era
    12:00
    Q&A
  • Session A: Supplying Country Dynamics
    Thursday, November 19, 2020
    Time
    Title
    13:30
    Europe – Traditional Markets
    13:50
    Russian Timber Supplying and its Delivering Route
    14:10
    North America
    15:30
    New Zealand & Australia
    15:50-16:30
    Panel Discussion: Europe, Russia, North America, New Zealand & South America (Chile, Brazil & Uruguay)
  • Session B: Consumer Countries/District
    Thursday, November 19, 2020
    Time
    Title
    13:30
    MENA
    13:50
    India & Pakistan
    14:10
    Timber Importation & Distribution around West Area
    15:30
    Vietnam
    15:50-16:30
    Panel Discussion: The above four speakers