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Please contact the IWPA office at
(703) 820-6696
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IWPA's 60th World of Wood Convention

April 5-8, 2016

The IWPA Annual Convention provides access to over 300 importers, U.S. manufacturers, exporters, wholesalers, offshore suppliers and service providers of wood products from nearly 30 countries. As an attendee, you will experience informative educational sessions, fun activities and networking events. Our convention will give you new ideas for your business, provide important market intelligence and include opportunities to network with colleagues from around the globe. 


Connect with potential suppliers, customers, and service providers worldwide to expand your business.


Featuring Updates On:
Economic Trends and Market Projections for Wood Products | U.S. Customs Classification and Audits | EPA & CARB Formaldehyde Emission Rules | Sustainable Trade Opportunities and Challenges | Leadership and Business Strategies


Registration Type
Early Bird Rate
Regular Rate  Late Rate
 IWPA Members
 $695  $795  $895
 Non-Members  $995  $1,095  $1,195
 Overseas-based delegate
 $495  $595  $695

* Early Bird rate ends January 15, 2016

* Regular rate ends March 4, 2016
* Late Registration begins March 5, 2016


Optional Activities

IWPA Annual Golf Classic - Treat yourself and your game to a round at The Hills of Lakeway.

Texas Ranch Experience - There's no better way to experience Texas than by the way of the cowboy!

Austin Tour Featuring Kendra Scott Jewelry - There are many things that make Austin special and this tour packs so much of it in one day. From rich history to creative artists to amazing shopping to unique eateries, this capital city is unlike any other.  Featuring the Kendra Scott Color Bar a one-of-a-kind experience where you will create a Kendra Scott creation unique to you.  read more


   Learn More About Austin


Having trouble finding a room?

Due to overwhelming demand, the JW Marriott room block is filling up fast.  IWPA has contracted with the Hyatt Place Austin -  Downtown, a special IWPA  group rate of $259.00 per night (exclusive of taxes).  Included is a complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi in all guestrooms and throughout the hotel.   The Hyatt Place is just one block from the Convention at the JW Marriott.  Be sure to mention IWPA when making reservations or click this linkReservations must be made by March 11th.  

The Hyatt Place Austin Downtown
211 East 3rd St
Austin, TX 78701 USA
Phone: +1-512-476-4440


Convention Hotel

JW Marriott Austin
110 E 2nd Street

Austin, TX 78701 USA

Phone: +1-512-474-4777


Attendees may make their hotel reservations online or call the hotel directly at 512-474-4777.  Reservations must be made by March 4, 2016 to receive the special rate of $229 for a standard room.


Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be received by March 7, 2016. Registration refunds prior to March 7, 2016 are subject to a $100 administrative fee. No refunds will be made for requests received after that date. If you are unable to attend, you may substitute someone in your place.

Cancellations must be received in writing by emailing: or by fax: (703-820-8550 ATTN: Felicia Johnson), or by US mail (4214 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302, ATTN: Felicia Johnson.)

Refunds will be processed after the convention.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Online, Onsite, In Print
As an IWPA convention sponsor, you will receive year-round visibility. Depending on your sponsorship level, your company will enjoy great benefits from being listed in IWPA convention emails and handouts along with special recognition at the Convention in between presentations. All sponsors will be listed on our convention website at their level of sponsorship.


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Phone: 703/820-6696; Fax: 703/820-8550; email

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