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Paul Newman

Paul Newman

Executive Director - Market Access and Trade, COFI Vancouver

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Paul Newman joined Canada Wood in 2003 and prior to that worked for COFI for 12 years. He also has experience working for a forest products firm and with the Canadian banking sector. Paul is a graduate of the University of British Columbia in wood science and Simon Fraser University in Business Administration. Paul is responsible for Canada Wood’s Asian programs. He enjoys gardening, outdoor pursuits and reading.

Director’s Message

China’s Fire Code
An important and significant initiative for Canada Wood over the last 8 years has been collaboration on the national fire code with relevant Chinese authorities.   China’s fire code GB50016 sets out the… more

Industry Mission to India Creates Positive Vibes

From Jan 28th to Feb 1st, an industry mission representing the BC Interior/Alberta, Eastern Canadian hardwood and BC Coast lumber; plywood/OSB; and the BC wholesale sectors journeyed to New Delhi to participate in a program of merchant and… more

Japan Airlines – Discount Travel Program

Japan Airlines has been a long term business partner of COFI and the Canada Wood Group.  The corporate relationship has provided safe, comfortable and reliable travel throughout Asia at discounted prices.  We are pleased to extend this… more

Canada Wood Active in Chinese Eco-City Development

In his final address to the People’s Congress during the 18th Party Congress in Beijing on Nov 7th, President Hu Jintao underlined China’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  China is serious about tackling climate… more

Director’s Message

Independent Korean Developers Going for Wood
On my last visit to Seoul I had the pleasure of meeting two dynamic development firms both of which had a recent conversion to wood construction.   Although not ‘chaebol’ scale companies,… more