Our network of readers have told us for awhile now that they’d like to get more information on export opportunities for their forest products businesses. Not only have we listened, but we’re proud to say that over the next year we’re going to do something about it in a very big way.
Big win for the FBN network
Here’s how you win as part of our network. We’ve partnered with the Montana World Trade Center to produce a series of webinars, starting this month and running throughout the year and into early 2013, that address export markets (primarily in Asia) and how your company can benefit. These webinars will lead up to our 2013 Small Log Conference (March 13-15, 2013) in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho where we will discuss three big topics in the forest products industry today: small log utilization, international trade, and woody biomass as feedstock for an aviation biofuels industry in the Pacific Northwest. Concerning foreign markets—and certainly a highlight of the conference—is an international delegation of forest product buyers from several different Asian countries that will attend in order to connect with conference-goers, providing an international buyer/seller networking opportunity unlike any other forest products event.
Save your spot for our first webinar right now!
That being said, we’re excited to officially announce our first webinar on March 29, 2012 at 10am Pacific Standard Time—one you do not want to miss. We’ve recruited the top mind in the exporting business to start off our webinar series with a serious bang. Paul Owen, President of Vanport International, and a dominant player in American forest product exporting, will give you a rare glimpse into his vast expertise on exporting forest products to Asian markets. Trust me when I say this—there are few as knowledgeable and successful in this niche as Paul Owen! (Register by clicking this link – seats are very limited so act fast!)
In this limited-access webinar, Paul will show you:
- The Asian countries you should be focusing on right now
- The fiber and species currently in demand by countries hungry for American forest products
- Size, types and grades of lumber in demand, by country
- Cultural landmines to avoid
- Logistics information you must have to ensure your exporting success
- How to start exploring business opportunities in Asia
- and more!
Also included: A question and answer session after the webinar will allow you to pick Paul’s brain, so do NOT miss this webinar event!
Details and registration
Title: Export Opportunities for U.S. Forest Product Manufacturers
Day: Thursday, March 29, 2012
Time: 10:00am Pacific, 11:00am Mountain, 12:00pm Central, 1:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
Registration: Click here to reserve your spot today – seats are very limited, so act fast!