The World of Wood annual convention hosted by the International Wood Products Association will take place April 1-3, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Georgia. 

More than 300 importers, U.S. manufacturers, wholesalers, offshore suppliers, and service providers to the global wood products industry from over 25 countries attend this annual event. Highlights from this year’s gathering will include:

Scaling Up Distribution. Michael Schultz, senior vice president of Supply Chain for retailer Floor & Decor, and Griff Lynch, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, will share insights and experiences from Floor & Decor’s successful initiative working with the Port of Savannah to scale up Floor & Decor’s national distribution.

Contracts Tune-Up, Do Your Contracts Meet Your Goals and Risk? As the wood products trade gets more sophisticated, contracts must keep pace. Sam Witten, counsel at IWPA Associate Member Arnold & Porter and Neil Kelly, partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth, will share lessons learned and best practices to minimize risk when developing supplier and customer contracts.

Trade Agreements, New Regulations, and State Initiatives That Can Change Your Business. Companies involved in the international wood products supply chain must successfully navigate shifting agreements, laws, and regulations, and this has only been accelerated in the current era of trade reform.

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