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COFI Japan Hosts B.C. Minister Thomson Industry Round Table

Shawn Lawlor

By Shawn Lawlor

Director, Canada Wood Japan

November 4, 2014

Japanese Industry participate in COFI 40th Anniversary Round Table Discussion

Japanese Industry participate in COFI 40th Anniversary Round Table Discussion

As part of the B.C. Minister Thomson & industry leaders mission to Japan, COFI organized an industry round table discussion and media conference at the Canadian Embassy on October 16th. The conference brought together Minister Thomson, Natural Resources Canada ADM Glenn Mason and senior Canadian industry leaders together with Japanese industry stakeholders to discuss key trends, opportunities and challenges. Topics ranged from lessons learned over the past 40 years in establishing the 2×4 housing market in Japan to strategies for future market development. The discussions were followed by a question and answer session with mass and trade media present. The round table discussion helped deepen mutual understanding and build awareness of Canada’s longstanding commitment to the Japanese market among key stakeholders and media.