Event Calendar

SEC – Softwood Export Council

Tianjin and Guangzhou, China
November 16-19, 2015
(Reimbursable travel dates: Nov 14-20)
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 7-9, 2015
(Reimbursable travel dates: Dec 5-10)
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.
Architecture and Construction Materials Trade Show Tokyo, Japan
March 8-11, 2016
(Reimbursable travel dates: March 6-12)
Large trade show focusing on architecture and construction materials.
Bogota, Colombia
March 9-12, 2016
(Reimbursable travel dates: March 8-13)
A large trade show that is held once every two years focused on machinery and materials related to wood processing and furniture. In 2014 the show received more than 14,000 visitors, including architects, engineers, furniture manufacturers, and others connected to the industry. 
USCB Building Materials Trade Mission
Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou
March 14-18, 2016
(Reimbursable travel dates: March 12-19)
This trade mission will include workshops, receptions, distributor visits, and roundtable discussions with Chinese architects and distributors involved in supplying high quality building materials used in the residential and light commercial construction.  The mission will also include a day of meetings with architects and developers and associations involved in designing senior and multi-generation housing developments to develop business contacts and identify opportunities in the senior housing market and market for aging in place products and designs.  The flyer with a draft itinerary and more information about the itineary is available at: http://www.ep.org/en/programs/china_events/497
Trade Show
Guangzhou, China
March 28-31, 2016
(Reimbursable travel dates: March 26-April 1)
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 4-6 2016
(Reimbursable travel dates: April 2-7)
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.
Japan Building Materials Trade Mission
Tokyo, Fukuoka, Osaka
April 25-26, 2016
(Reimbursable travel dates: April 23-27)
This series of seminars in Tokyo, Fukuoka, Osaka, roundtable discussions, and receptions will introduce Japanese builders and importer/distributors to innovative US building materials that can improve housing energy efficiency, earthquake resistance, and design.  US exporters are featured in seminars that highlight US building materials, their applications, and benefits to residential and light commercial construction.  The June 2015 mission attracted 307 Japanese importers, distributors, builders, and architects. A link to the flyer with a draft itinerary and mission detail is available at: http://www.ep.org/en/programs/japan_events/460
Timber Trade Show
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Nantes, France
June 2016
(Reimbursable travel dates: May 30-June 4)
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.
Trade Show
Shanghai, China
June/July 2016
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 2016


Tecno Mueble is the largest furniture show in Latin America, attracting around 6,000 international buyers.
BEC/JAS Meetings Montreal, Canada
September 27-28 2016
Annual Building Experts Committee and Japan Agriculture Standards meetings between US, Canadian, and Japanese governments.
Trade Show
Birmingham, UK
October 16-21 2016
Timber Expo is the most important event on the UK construction calendar dedicated exclusively to timber. It is three days brimming with the latest products, innovations and developments across the timber sector - not just from the UK but from an increasingly exciting and diverse international market.
Trade Show
Lima, Peru
October 2016
Trade show in Lima, Peru that attracts attendees from all over South America.