Alexandria, VA – The future looks bright for the imported wood products industry as demand for high quality and affordable wood products continues to fuel a robust global sales market. World of Wood 2015 will take place March 18-20, 2015 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a premier luxury resort in the heart of the world renowned Las Vegas Strip. The 59th annual convention hosted by the International Wood Products Association (IWPA) provides access to over 300 importers, U.S. manufacturers, exporters, wholesalers, offshore suppliers and service providers to the global wood products industry from nearly 30 countries.

IWPA has assembled three days of informative presentations by industry leaders, networking opportunities and market-focused events that will give you new ideas for your business, provide important market intelligence and include opportunities to network with colleagues from around the globe. World of Wood 2015 will also include an impressive series of presenters including leading industry experts on economic, market, supply, and distribution trends such as:

• Don Cooper, The Sales Heretic on “The Myth of Price - Why You Should Charge More and How to Do It.” Cooper is an internationally acclaimed sales expert who helps salespeople, business owners and professionals dramatically increase their sales. His clients include Yamaha, Costco, Nissan Canada, Johnson & Johnson, and Harley-Davidson.

• John Min PhD, Chief Economist, World First Foreign Exchange on “Global Currency Trends and Forecasts.” Min co-founded World First USA and serves as Managing Director and Chief Economist. He has over 20 years of financial service industry experience in sales, research and management.

• Scott Clemons, Chief Investment Strategist, Brown Brothers Harriman on “Economic, Financial and Wood Markets Outlook.” Clemons is one of BBH&Co.’s primary writers and speakers on topics related to the financial markets and wealth management. He manages one of the firm’s six Private Wealth Management offices, based in New York. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the CFA Institute.

Attendees and their families can also take advantage of fun activities and networking events including the IWPA Annual Golf Classic, the Hoover Dam Discovery Tour, a performance of the hit Broadway musical Jersey Boys and a Whiskey Flight Tasting reception.

The three-day event will take place at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the most original destination in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Conveniently located ten minutes from the Las Vegas airport, this unique luxury resort & 100,000 square foot casino is unlike any other. Enjoy residential-styled living spaces with private terraces and breathtaking views of the Las Vegas skyline. Dining is reinvented with a one-of-a-kind restaurant collection featuring world-class chefs making their Las Vegas debut.


Register and book your hotel accommodations today! Take advantage of Early Bird rates before they expire December 31. All hotel accommodations must be booked by February 13, 2015.


Established in 1956, the International Wood Products Association ( is the leading international trade association for the North American imported wood products industry, representing 220 companies and trade associations engaged in the import of hardwoods and softwoods from sustainably managed forests. Association members consist of three key groups involved in the import process: U.S. importers and consuming industries, offshore manufacturers and the service providers that facilitate trade.

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