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Qingdao Softwood Lumber Distributor’s Conference

Leonard Mao

By Leonard Mao

SPF Manager

August 2, 2012

Qingdao, July 16, 2012

The Eastern Shandong Peninsula, that engulfs major seaport cities like Qingdao and Yantai, is a hub for Canadian lumber imports. In Recent years, wood materials distributors in the area are demonstrating an increasing interest in Canadian wood products and are purchasing a great deal more from Canadian companies. Given this growth in demand, CW hosted a wood products distributors’ conference in the port city of Qingdao, to show the numerous advantages of Canadian wood products and educate distributers of its properties, method of use, and market trends. The half-day event attracted almost 200 attendees that consisted of government officials, lumber manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and wholesalers.  

 The event consisted of two parts, first half presentations focused on SPF promotions and the second half was about coastal products. Both the Canadian and Chinese Governments showed strong support of the event by sending representatives to speak on the event. Chinese Ministry of Commerce Director of American and Oceanic Affairs Mr. Zhang Fan expressed positive prospects for Sino-Canadian lumber trade. Suppliers and distributors that demonstrated both dedication and leadership in Canadian lumber imports were awarded with Certificate of Excellence issued by Canada Wood. The event was overall well received by audiences that have gained a comprehensive understanding of Canadian lumber species, and created business opportunities that will echo in the region.