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IWPA's 62nd World of Wood Convention

March 14-16, 2018


Hotel Monteleone

214 Royal Street

New Orleans, LA 70130 USA

Phone: +1-866-338-4684


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. Get new ideas for your business, important market intelligence and opportunities to network with colleagues from around the globe.  

IWPA offers several options to enhance your registration with a sponsorship or table top exhibit space. New this year, we also have the Supplier-Importer Exchange to help make connections between overseas suppliers and North American importers.

Be sure to register and make your hotel reservations by December 17 for the best rates!


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 December 17, 2017

* Regular rate ends February 12, 2018
* Late Registration begins February 13, 2018



Optional Activities

IWPA Annual Golf Classic - Treat yourself and your game to a round at Bayou Oaks City Park.

Spouse Program - New Orleans Walking Tour and Lunch at the Iconic Antoine’s Restaurant.  read more


Learn More About New Orleans


Hotel Monteleone

214 Royal Street

New Orleans, LA 70130 USA

Phone: +1-866-338-4684


Experience history in this family-owned and operated hotel, first built in 1886. The hotel has 600 guest rooms, including 50 suites, the iconic Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge, a heated rooftop swimming pool, exercise facility, business center, and valet parking. Attendees may make their hotel reservations online or call the hotel directly at +1-866-338-4684. IWPA has reserved a block of rooms at a special IWPA group rate of $239.00 for a standard room. Reservations must be made by February 12, 2018 to receive this rate.


If you would like to stay at the hotel outside of the room block dates, you must book your room via telephone at +1-866-338-4684. Be sure to mention that you are with IWPA.


Make your hotel reservations early to secure your room leading up to St. Patrick’s Day weekend.



Interested in 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.




Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be received by March 7, 2018.  Registration refunds prior to March 7, 2018 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: Matt Buechner), or by US mail (4214 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302, ATTN: Matt Buechner.)

Refunds will be processed after the convention.