Global Wood Summit launches in Vancouver in 2024

By Russ Taylor and Kevin Mason
Global Wood Summit
December 15, 2023
Category: Special Feature
Region: Canada, Canada West

Mark Your Calendars! RUSS TAYLOR GLOBAL and ERA Forest Products Research have combined forces to host the GLOBAL WOOD SUMMIT, an international conference with a focus on Timber, Forest Products & Trade in Vancouver BC on October 29-30, 2024.

The conference organizers are knowledgeable across a wide range of forest products and regions – this allows the scope of the conference to include timely and strategic coverage of forest, logs, lumber, wood chips, pulp and paper and other hot and emerging topics.

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 allow discussions to focus in on the key trends, issues and dynamics that are occurring throughout the global wood business and trade.

The GLOBAL WOOD SUMMIT will be held at the Sutton Place Hotel, a boutique hotel in Vancouver BC from the evening of October 28 to the mid-afternoon of October 30, 2024.

Further conference details and an initial conference brochure with a preliminary program can be viewed at: OR

To be placed on our Early Bird list, please send either organizer an email with the Subject Line: Please add to me your Global Wood Summit Early Bird list.


Russ Taylor’s career in the wood products industry spans 50 years. Russ has conducted wood products market analysis/intelligence and business assessment/investment analysis on timber, lumber and wood products for hundreds of global industry clients. He has travelled extensively (~100,000 miles per year for most of the last 25 years) to key producing, exporting and importing countries in Asia, Russia, Europe, the Southern Hemisphere and within North America to obtain first-hand insights. His area of expertise involves analyzing the North American and international supply and demand trends to provide national and global forecasts on key items, including supply, demand, trade and price outlooks.

Russ has previously organized or co-organized over 25 global conferences during his WOOD MARKETS GROUP days, including in Vancouver, China, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil and Austria. His global network is a key strategic asset for selecting key speakers for the Summit. Since 1988, he has produced 45 strategic multi-client outlook reports covering a variety of countries, products and topics, as well as various private client forecast reports. Further details can be found at:


KEVIN MASON, CFA – Managing Director, ERA Forest Products Research, Kelowna, BC
Kevin Mason is the Managing Director of ERA Forest Products Research, a company that has been focused on providing detailed analysis of the global forest products industry to clients worldwide for nearly 30 years. The company’s industry coverage includes timberland, logs, lumber, pulp, paper, packaging and bioenergy. ERA’s focus is on advising institutional investors, private equity, governments and producers on the state of the various forest products sectors and forecasting major trends and investment themes, including catalysts that impact investments in the sector. As a sought-out specialist in the space, Kevin is a regular speaker at conferences and is often quoted in major media outlets.

Kevin and his team at ERA, including Claire Huxtable and John Cooney, use their access to a wide range of contacts and data sources to provide a steady stream of insights to clients. Further details can be found at:

For further information, please contact:

Russ Taylor, President
Tel (+1) 604 897-5666

Kevin Mason, Managing Director
Tel (+1) 250 868-2680

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