63rd World of Wood Annual Convention
April 3-5, 2019
Tucson, AZ


6pm – 8pm
Board of Directors Reception (closed event)
Flying V North Patio
7am – 1pm
IWPA Annual Golf Classic-Sponsored by: Bedford Falls Media
Mountain Course
8:30am – 9:30am
Committee Chairs Council (closed event)
9:45am – 10:45am
Formaldehyde Compliance Committee Meeting (IWPA members)
10am 6pm
Registration Open
Foyer West
10:45am – 11:45am
Government Affairs and PAC Committee Meeting (IWPA members)
12pm – 1:45pm
Executive Committee Meeting (closed)
President's Suite
2pm 5pm
Board of Directors Meeting (closed)
Grand Ballroom E&F
2pm – 6pm
Exhibitor Set Up
Tri AB Foyer
3pm – 6pm
Informal Networking: More Details
All networking breaks will take place in the Cascade Lounge.
5:30pm – 6pm
Spouse Reception: More Details
This is the hub for spouses and guests to gather and socialize in the Cascade Lounge before attending the President's Opening Reception.
6pm – 7:30pm
President's Opening Reception-Sponsored by: Rukert Terminals Corporation More Details
Join us at Bill's Grill & Cascade Terrace for our 63rd World of Wood kick-off event! Come enjoy light food and cocktails as you reconnect and network.
8am – 5pm
Foyer West
8am – 9am
Breakfast with Exhibitors-Sponsored by: Lacey Wood Products
Tri AB Foyer
9am – 10:00am
Opening Welcome & Business Session:
10am – 10:45am
Keynote Speaker: Andy Johnson, Hardwood Market Report - Economic & Global Wood Markets Outlook
Grand Ballroom
10:45am – 11am
Networking Break with Exhibitors - Sponsored by: Argo Fine Imports
Tri AB Foyer
11am – 12pm
General Session: Trade War, Trade Agreements & Trade Enforcement: Making Sense of it All
Grand Ballroom
12pm – 1:30pm
Supplier-Importer Exchange Program/Networking Lunch-Sponsored by: Amaz USA More Details
Join us in the Kiva Patio for our 90-minute lunch event featuring a limited number of overseas suppliers showcasing their products. Importers are encouraged to attend the event, briefly meet with suppliers of interest, and schedule follow-up meeting later during the convention.
1:30pm – 2:45pm
General Session: CITES/APHIS Update:Views from Government & Industry
Grand Ballroom More Details
Speakers Include: Joe O'Donnell- IWPA, Anne St. John- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Robert M. Baca-U.S. Department of Agriculture-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Robbie Weich-Tradelink Wood Products Ltd., Hugh Reitz-UCS Global
2:45pm – 3pm
Networking Break-Sponsored by: Argo Fine Imports
Tri AB Foyer
3pm – 5pm
General Session: Prop 65 Hazard Awareness & EPA/CARB Formaldehyde Regulations: A Look at Compliance & What's Next
Grand Ballroom More Details
Speakers Include: Margaret Cerrato-Blue-Fox Rothschild, Scott Steady- UL Envioroment, Chris Battin- Benchmark International, Erik Winchester- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
5pm – 5:30pm
Enjoy a Break on your Own
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Tequila Tasting Reception-Sponsored by: Mowry & Grimson PLLC
Tri AB Foyer/Foyer West
7am – 7:30am
President's 3K Fun Run/Walk-Sponsored by: American Pacific
Meet in Lobby More Details
This year's event will be held in the great outdoors of Tucson, Arizona, as runners and walkers will enjoy an early cardio session around the resort along the Sonoran Desert and Santa Catalina Mountains. 
8am – 9am
Breakfast with Exhibitors-Sponsored by: Baillie Lumber
Tri AB Foyer
9am – 10am
Keynote Speaker: Mark Horstman Manager Tools - Knowing Your Team, a One-on-One Model-Sponsored by: J. Gibson McIlvain More Details
Grand Ballroom
10am – 10:15am
Networking Break-Sponsored by: Argo Fine Imports
Tri AB Foyer
10:15am – 12pm
General Session: Customs Classification: Learn from the Expert
Grand Ballroom
12pm – 2pm
Lunch on Own
12:15pm – 2pm
Past Presidents Luncheon (By Invitation Only)
Santa Rita
2pm – 3:30pm
Keynote Breakout Session: Mark Horstman, Manager Tools - Getting Started with One-on-Ones-Sponsored by: J. Gibson McIlvain More Details
Grand Ballroom A
2pm – 4pm
Breakout Session: Emerging Tech & Supply Chain Tools
Grand Ballroom B&C More Details
Speakers Include: Meaghan Parker-Forney - World Resources Institute, Ruth Nogueron- World Resources Institute, Shelley Gardner- U.S. Forest Service-International Programs, Phil Guillery-FSC International, Jose Gasque-Stardust Materials
4pm – 5pm
Enjoy a Break on your Own
5:00pm – 6pm
PAC Appreciation Reception (By Invitation Only)
Cascade Patio
6:30pm – 10pm
Passing the Gavel Dinner-Sponsored by: Floor & Decor (attire: country casual) More Details
This memorable outdoor western-themed village party located in the Coyote Corral, surrounded by the Catalina Mountains in the Sonoran Desert, is the last signature event of WOW 2019. Come enjoy a nice evening to close out another informative and successful convention along colleagues and new business partners.