Five Quebec wood exporters plan exhibit at interzum in Cologne
C.A. Spencer Lumber, based in Laval, is among Quebec exhibitors at interzum.

Photo By C.A. Spencer Lumber

MONTREAL -  Five Quebec Province-based hardwood lumber companies will exhibit jointly at interzum, the materials and hardware trade show running in Cologne, Germany May 21-24. 

QWEB - the Quebec Province Export Bureau - will sponsor a pavilion including  Simon Lussier, CA Spencer, Peladeau Lumber, Primewood, sdD.V. Hardwoods. The Quebec-based organization develops markets in the Americas and abroad for Québec’s wood products, ensures access to these products in different markets, and promotes the use of wood.  


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QWEB develops markets in the Americas and abroad for Québec’s wood products, ensures access to these products in different markets, and promotes the use of wood. Over 125 manufacturers are members of QWEB

The companies exhibiting at the pavilion are The Quebec Wood Export  Pavilion is located in Hall 10.2 C 50-D-59. 
The Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB) is a non-profit organization created in 1996 whose mission is to develop export markets for wood products from Quebec, to ensure access of these products on the markets and to promote the use of wood in all markets, as regional, provincial and national. QWEB has about 125 export companies in five different groups: softwood lumber and value-added softwood; hardwood lumber and added value hardwood; wood flooring; wood construction; and wood pellets.
To achieve its objectives regarding market development and market access, besides the managers who work for each group, QWEB also has specialists in four overseas offices: United Kingdom (Farnborough Hants), France (Toulouse ), China (Shanghai) and Japan (Tokyo).
For several years, QWEB is actively involved in several major international negotiating tables where wood material is considered as a concrete way to tackle climate change. This is the case of the Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).  Learn more at Quebec Wood Export Bureau



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