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IWPA World of Wood Convention

April 13-15, 2011 | Loews New Orleans

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Register to attend IWPA's 55th Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA

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  Review Program

Build relationships with close to 300 industry leaders from 30 countries at the largest gathering solely dedicated to the North American imported wood products industry. Industry delegations from around the world are traveling to New Orleans for our convention.  This year's program has it all!

Is your primary interest government affairs? Come listen to a U.S. Senator's insight on what is happening in DC and how it impacts your business.  The program also has timely government affairs updates on the ITC investigation on flooring (and relevance for plywood importers), GSP, the EPA ruling on formaldehyde and the Lacey Act.

Markets and marketing more your cup-of-tea?  The program was designed to maximize your networking opportunities with major exporters and key importers.  In addition, we have arranged for a group of panel, flooring and lumber distributors to share their insights with you on market conditions, "green" sourcing, and what you can do to help them sell more imported wood products in 2011.  A leading architect and a special program this year with AIA-New Orleans chapter expands this customer focus angle as you really can get into the head of an architect to learn how to increase the specification and use of your products.

Cost reduction more your thing?  A logistics panel is right up your alley then.  The entire transport chain, including shippers, customs brokers and the CBP join us to share their insights on how to efficiently move cargo, avoid most common reasons for delays and what to do to resolve problems quickly when they do occur.

Come early, as optional events begin as early as 6:30am on Wednesday, April 13 and plan to stay through our closing gala on Friday, April 15 as we have rented out the entire Audobon Aquarium, complete with a 2nd Line Parade in true New Orleans style.  

It is all here.  New Orleans, Louisiana.  April 13-15.  Join us!  

What They Said

"IWPA provides a knowledgeable forum for North American businesses and overseas suppliers to discuss current issues such as the Lacey Act, CTPAT, LEED and CARB. The IWPA convention typically includes top notch speakers that have experience, expertise and vision about all current topics.” John Hedin • VP International • Columbia Forest Products • Greensboro, North Carolina

“The large and strong overseas delegations last year, in total representing more than 30 countries, led to strong business conversations and new business relationships. This convention served as a prime example for how IWPA is an excellent tool allowing importers to expand their business while at the same time staying in tune with changing laws and regulations.” Scott Beggs, American Pacific Inc, Holly Springs, Mississippi

2011 Convention Gold Sponsors
Design the Space. Love the Way You Live! Mantels, Planking, Designer Florals, World Globes, Window Cornices, Mantel Shelves. Direct importer of hardwood plywood, softwood, fancy, pine. Wholesale distributor of building materials, hardwoods and other specialty products.
Stevedore/terminal operator   Liberty Woods International has established itself as the industry leading, reliable source for imported hardwood plywood.
The Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) was established in January 1992 to promote the development and growth of the Malaysian timber industry  A Baltimore based marine warehouse. Handles various bulk and breakbulk commodities such as wood, steel, aluminum, etc. SJPC has over 75 years as a leader in handling breakbulk cargo and is one of the heading US ports handling wood products.





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