Event Calendar

APA – The Engineered Wood Association
SEC – Softwood Export Council
SPC – Southern Pine Council

 
EVENT LOCATION
DATE
DESCRIPTION
Architecture and Construction Materials Trade Show Tokyo, Japan
March 3-6, 2015
 
(Reimbursable travel dates: March 1-7)
Large trade show focusing on architecture and construction materials.
 
Trade Show
Guangzhou, China
March 28-April 1, 2015
 
(Reimbursable travel dates: March 26-April 2)
As Asia’s largest and most participated furniture production and woodworking machinery trade fair, CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2014 saw some 1,147 exhibitors sprawl across 130,000 square meters of trade floor. The international exhibitor halls featured 280 well-known overseas companies from 32 countries and regions, bringing with them the latest products, equipment and technologies to the buyers. For the first time, the international halls featured 9 overseas pavilions.
 
Wood Trade Show
Dubai, UAE
April 14-16, 2015
 
(Reimbursable travel dates: April 11-17)
Dubai Wood is a small show (250 exhibitors) focusing on woodworking and wood processing. Attendees (5,000 +/-) are serious buyers from throughout the Middle East. AMSO reps garnered more than 200 serious trade inquiries in 2014.
 
Trade Show
Cologne, Germany
May 5-8, 2015
 
(Reimbursable travel dates: May 3-9)
Interzum is a trade fair of innovations to provide inspiration to the global forest products industry with the trends displayed. Exhibitors inspire visitors with global product launches, trend-setting equipment, and materials for common as well as unusual purposes.
 
Trade Show
Bogota, Columbia
May 19-24, 2015
 
(Reimbursable travel dates: May 17-25)
Expo Construccion brings together those in the construction, architecture, and design fields. 
Mexico City, Mexico
May 28-30, 2015 
 
(Reimbursable travel dates: May 27-31)
For 15 years running, the Habitat Expo has successfully brought together leaders of design, architecture, and supply. 
 
Reverse Trade Mission
USA
June 1-6, 2015
During the week of June 1-6, EBPA will lead a delegation of builders from the Japan Imported Housing Industry Organization on a tour to learn more about U.S remodeling trends, business models, permitting and inspection requirements. The group will also learn about traditional and resource-efficient products. The tour will include a reception for members in Seattle. There is growing interest in remodeling in Japan. The Government of Japan has a goal to grow the $80 billion a year remodeling market to $220 billion by 2020.
 
Reverse Trade Mission
Portland, Oregon and Atlanta, GA
June 10-16, 2015
EBPA will lead a group of Chinese lumber buyers on a mission to Atlanta, GA and Portland, OR. The week will include mill tours, grading and end use seminars, and receptions with softwood suppliers.
Tokyo, Urawa, Nagoya, Japan
June 22-26, 2015
 
(Reimbursable travel dates: June 20-27)
EBPA will lead a group of US building materials suppliers on a week-long trade mission to Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kobe.  The mission will include participation in a booth at the Reform (Remodel) Industry Fair, demonstration and seminars in dedicated space on the show floor, seminars in Nagoya, and Kobe, and receptions and roundtable discussions with industry groups.  
 
Trade Show
Shanghai, China
June 29-July 1, 2015
 
(Reimbursable travel dates: June 27-July 2)
Sylva Wood brings key industry players from all over the world to discuss the legality and sustainability issues of China's timber market. The exhibition will help professional trade delegates better understand the current situation and how they can be the drivers of change in the wood industry. More than 10,000 professionals from overseas and local Chinese companies are expected to attend. About half of the attendees will be furniture manufacturers, and the rest will come from the construction sector and wood trading industry.
 
Furniture Supply Trade Show
Guadalajara, Mexico
August 19-22, 2015
 
(Reimbursable travel dates: April 17-23)
Tecno Mueble is the largest furniture show in Latin America, attracting around 6,000 international buyers.
BEC/JAS Meetings
Japan
September 2015
Annual Building Experts Committee and Japan Agriculture Standards meetings between US, Canadian, and Japanese governments.
 
Trade Show
Istanbul, Turkey
October 10-14, 2015
 
(Reimbursable travel dates: Oct 8-15)
Most of Turkey’s leading wood importers attend. The event featured 451 exhibitors from 86 countries in 2013, attracted nearly 60,000 visitors and the AMSO booth picked up 58 inquiries. 
 
Trade Show
Lima, Peru
October 13-17, 2015
 
(Reimbursable travel dates: Oct 11-18)
Trade show in Lima, Peru that attracts attendees from all over South America.
Tokyo, Fukuoka, and Osaka, Japan
October 19-23, 2015
 
(Reimbursable travel dates: Oct 17-24)
EBPA will lead a group of US building materials suppliers on a week-long trade mission to Tokyo, Fukuoka and Osaka. Company representatives will be featured in educational seminars about products, applications, design, and technical topics and demonstrations. Ample time for networking will be available during receptions and roundtable discussions.
Tianjin and Guangzhou, China
November 16-20, 2015
 
(Reimbursable travel dates: Nov 14-21)
Mission members will meet with softwood lumber importers during group meetings, roundtable discussions and receptions.  Participants will also visit lumber yards, wholesale markets, and production facilities. 
 
Trade Show
Tokyo, Japan
November 18-20, 2015
 
(Reimbursable travel dates: Nov 16-21)
Japan Home & Building Show is one of the largest expos of the latest building and renovating products and services.
Japan Lumber Importers Association Meetings
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Tokyo, Japan
December 2015
Industry meetings with Japan's top lumber importers, home builders, and government officials responsible for wood construction and imports/exports.
 
Construction and Building Materials Trade Show
Taipei, Taiwan
December 10-13, 2015
 
(Reimbursable travel dates: Dec 8-14)
Organized by the Taiwan Architect Association, this is the country’s largest building and construction show.
 
Timber Trade Show
Nantes, France
June 2016
With its 100% timber concept, the Carrefour International du Bois is the only tradeshow of its kind in Europe. The event attracts great interest both in France and abroad. It has established itself as the leading trade show amongst timber professionals, bringing together over 500 exhibitors and almost 10,000 visitors from 60 countries over the course of three days.