October 29-30, 2024
Vancouver BC Canada

Global Wood Summit

Timber, Forest Products & Trade

The global demand and trade of logs, lumber, chips and pulp continues to be volatile and/or uncertain. How will markets and the industry adjust to what is coming next? And what is the outlook for markets, products and prices?

Global wood markets have seen huge price volatility between 2020 and 2022, but a much more subdued situation has existed since then. Those in the wood products and trade businesses need current and fresh perspectives on what lies ahead in various domestic and international markets. For their companies’ market planning and strategy-setting, firms need an understanding of the supply in global regions as well. Our strategic conference will provide the opportunity to expand and enhance knowledge and understanding in these key areas.

Join us on October 29th in Vancouver!

Russ Taylor Global and ERA Forest Products Research will combine forces to host the 2024 GLOBAL WOOD SUMMIT, with a focus on Timber, Forest Products & Trade. Our team has access to key industry, market and trading personnel around the world and we will assemble a cross-section of experts in their fields for the Summit. This will include company executives that have hands-on knowledge and experience in exporting and importing, in conjunction with strategic analysts and consultants (with little focus on general macroeconomic themes). This will allow discussions to focus in on the key trends, issues and dynamics that are occurring throughout the global wood business and trade.

The conference will promote networking to allow delegates to make direct contact with regional and international players to obtain a more robust consensus that incorporates the many moving parts of today’s complex world of wood.



  • Two-day international presentations and panel discussions on forests, logs, lumber, pulp and paper, industry, trade and global markets.
  • Experienced North American and international speakers/specialists addressing strategic industry topics.
  • Two conference partners with expertise on global trends in markets, industry and trade, across a wide range of forest products.


The GLOBAL WOOD SUMMIT will be held at The Sutton Place Hotel

Join us at The Sutton Place Hotel, a boutique destination in the heart of downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Secure your discounted conference rate by clicking the button below. For special room type requests contact the hotel at 1-866-378-8866 or at [email protected]. Please mention the code below. 

Complimentary wifi is included in the GWS rate.

Preferential rates available until October 7, 2024. Hotel registration will open in June. 

Remember to utilize the Promo Code: WEB GROUP CODE: VC241021STR



Remi Lalonde

Fraser Hart

Fraser Hart

Mike Wisnieski


What is the date and location of the conference?

October 29 & October 30, 2024.
Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver BC Canada

The conference sessions will be on October 29 and 30th. 

Join us for a no-host reception and early registration check-in on Monday October 28 th, 5-7pm in the Chateu Lafite meeting room.

The conference will be held at the Sutton Pace Hotel, Vancouver BC.

Book here and use promo code VC241021STR

How can I register for the conference?
What is the registration fee and what does it include?
  • Early Bird Rate: $995 US
  • Regular: $1295 US
  • Late: $1595 US

For those wishing to purchase 4 or more tickets, we offer a 10% discount.

Please email our event coordinator for the discount code: [email protected] 

Your 2 Day Summit Registration Includes:

  • Access to all Summit Sessions (Both Days from: 8:00 am  – 17:00)
  • Summit Presentations & Other Downloadable Materials
  • Monday October 28th Evening No Host Reception (17:30 – 19:00)
  • Tuesday October 29th Morning Refreshments, Lunch, Afternoon Refreshments & Evening Reception
  • Wednesday October 30th Morning Refreshments, Lunch & Afternoon Refreshments
Is there a deadline for registration?
  • Early Bird Rate ends midnight July 31, 2024
  • Regular Rate ends midnight September 30, 2024
  • Late and onsite registration available
Is there a discounted hotel rate for conference attendees?

Yes, our discounted rate is available by booking directly with the hotel with this booking link

Ensure you copy and use this WEB Group Block Code: VC241021STR

Are there opportunities for sponsorship or exhibitor participation?

Yes we are able to customize sponsorship opportunities and offer exhibitor space.

Please view our sponsorship opportunities here and contact our events co-ordinator [email protected].

Is there a cancellation/refund policy for registrations?

Early Bird Rate* = US$995
(available up to July 31, 2024)

Payments must be received on or before July 31 to qualify.

Cancellations received on or before July 31, 2024 are subject to a 10% service charge.

No refunds for early bird rate registrations after July 31, but delegate substitutions are always welcome.

Regular Rate* = US$1295
(available up to September 30, 2024)

Payments must be received on or before Sept. 30 to qualify.

Regular Rate Cancellations received on or before Sept. 30, 2024 are subject to a 10% service charge.

No refunds after Sept. 30, but delegate substitutions are always welcome.

Late & Walk-Up Rate* = US$1595 (available October 1 onward)

No refunds, but delegate substitutions are always welcome.

Please email our event coordinator:  [email protected] if you need to cancel or transfer your registration.

How can I contact the conference organizers for further inquiries?

Please email our event coordinator:  [email protected]