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Canada Wood Hosts Forest Business Leaders’ Luncheon

June Moon

By June Moon

Technical Assistant / Market Development & Market Access, Canada Wood Korea

January 28, 2019

The Forest sector mission to Korea led by the Minister Doug Donaldson was successfully held from December 6 – 8, 2018. Over 25 representatives joined the mission, from the Canadian Trade Mission, federal and provincial Canadian governments, First Nations, forestry associations and laborers.
As part of the mission, Canada Wood Korea (CWK) hosted the Forest Business Leaders’ Luncheon on Friday 7th December at the Grand Intercontinental Hotel in Seoul. Over 70 representatives from the Canadian trade mission and various Korean firms in the wood industry attended this event.

Michael Danagher (Ambassador of Canada), Doug Donaldson (Minister of BC MFLNRORD) and Jeff Biggs (Director of NRCan) gave their respective opening remarks, followed by a briefing on the wood frame construction market and building code development in Korea by Professor Sang Sik Jang of Chungnam National University. Design Principal of Innovative Design Studio Mr. Ki Cheol Bae also delivered a presentation on practices for wood urbanization in Korea as part of the luncheon.

The trade mission and luncheon reflect the collective commitment to work with industry leaders in Korea to expand the wood-frame construction market.