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Canada Wood Presents on Japan Wood Industry Trends at Sankyo Global Seminar

Shawn Lawlor

By Shawn Lawlor

Director, Canada Wood Japan

April 13, 2016

Canada Wood Presents on Japan Wood Industry Trends at Sankyo Global SeminarOn March 18th Canada Wood’s Shawn Lawlor participated as a speaker in Sankyo Group’s Global Seminar. Business linkages with Canada was the main seminar theme for this year. Approximately 130 business people from the trade logistics and forest products industries were in attendance. Presentations were made by Western Stevedoring on trade logistics with Canada and by Canadian Chamber of Commerce Honourary Advisor Seiji Omote on the history of forest products trade between Japan and Canada. Canada Wood presented on the evolving nature of wood products demand in Japan and Canada’s role in promoting innovation in wood design to further growth in wooden non-residential and midrise construction. Our new brochure “Friendship at a Time of Need” celebrating the reconstruction work in the Tohoku was also distributed to attendees. Japanese forest products importers provided positive feedback on Canada’s activities in Japan.