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IWPA's 61st World of Wood Convention

April 5-7, 2017

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, 2017

* Regular rate ends March 4, 2017
* Late Registration begins March 5, 2017


While You're There

Due Care Training Course – There will be a Due Care training available to those who have not been able to participate in one yet.  With hundreds of people already trained, we are saving the day before the convention for this course so that more have the opportunity to learn.  Separate registration is required; click here to register.


Optional Activities

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

California Redwoods Tour - You will wander through the ancient coastal redwood forest and see some of the oldest and tallest trees in the world.

The Sausalito Experience - Sausalito is home to museums, the Bay Aquarium, Pier 39, Ghiradelli Square where you can get home-made ice cream sundaes, and the world famous Irish coffee that was perfected in 1952 at The Buena Vista Café.  Here you will be able to shop, have lunch, and gaze at the Golden Gate Bridge.  read more


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Convention Hotel

Hotel Nikko
222 Mason Street

San Francisco, CA 94102 USA

Phone: +1-855-821-0639


Attendees may make their hotel reservations online or call the hotel directly at 800-248-3308.  Reservations must be made by February 17, 2017 to receive the special rate of $219 for a standard room.


Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be received by March 28, 2017.  Registration refunds prior to March 28, 2017 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: Jennica Sims), or by US mail (4214 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302, ATTN: Jennica Sims.)

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.