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Wayne Iversen

Wayne Iversen

Canada Wood Program Manager, COFI Vancouver

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Wayne graduated from UBC with an MBA in marketing and BA in international relations. Wayne speaks fluent Mandarin and has recently celebrated 10 years as COFI’s Manager of the Canada Wood Export Market Development Program. Away from work he enjoys many sports such as soccer, hockey, and mountain biking as well as spending time with wife and five children.

Chinese instructors attend 3 week carpentry program

UFV Trades, Chilliwack, BC. August 4-22, 2014
Nine Chinese instructors from trade schools across China along with seven building company representatives have completed the first week of their 3 week wood frame construction program at the… more

Canadians Show Strong Support for India’s Wood Market

First Time to India
I’ve recently returned from the India Wood 2014 exhibition in Bangalore, India. It was my first visit to India and my market knowledge was limited to two fundamental facts. First, India is a hardwood market, the… more

More Investment in China Needed

Lumber industry says focus needs to be on housing
Without question China has played an important role in BC’s lumber market diversification success. From 2006 to 2012 offshore lumber sales have increased from fifteen percent to fifty… more

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