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Woodrise 2019: “Building our cities for future generations”


January 25, 2019
By FPInnovations

The second edition of the Woodrise International Conference on the construction of high-rise and mid-rise wood buildings will be held Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 in Quebec City, Canada this year. The program committee is working hard to offer the most complete experience to international participants who will be taking part in this major event.

“Building our cities for future generations” will be the theme and focus of the various presentations and plenary sessions, which will bring together specialists and experts from various fields of interest. Participants can expect top-notch presentations, thanks to the presence of international speakers. The detailed program will be available shortly.

B2B Meetings

Woodrise 2019 provides participants with the opportunity to take part in a structured networking activity through the business-to-business (B2B) meeting platform. Managed by conference organizers, this platform will give companies with common interests a chance to meet potential partners in order to engage in discussions and assess the feasibility of sharing projects.

The B2B event is open to companies from around the world that are active in the design of building systems and products, as well as the construction of wood buildings, and will connect them to designers, architects, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and real estate developers. The paired groups will cover topics such as innovative products, building systems, new technology, and more.
B2B meetings will be held from Oct. 1 to 2; registration will soon get under way and the detailed schedule will be announced at a later date.

Woodrise Technological Showcase

As part of the conference, participants visiting the Exhibition Hall will have the opportunity to learn more about major projects and innovations of some participating companies. These short promotional or informative presentations (maximum of 15 minutes each) will be held in a specifically designated space during refreshment and lunch breaks.

The detailed schedule of presentations to be made in the Woodrise Technological Showcase area will be announced at a later date.

Technical Tours

The organizers of the Woodrise 2019 International Conference are currently developing a program for technical tours that will give participants the opportunity to discover various examples of recently constructed wood buildings in Canada, or visit factories to learn about the approaches and methods used. For example, participants will have the chance to discover Origine, a 13-storey, 41-metre high, solid wood building constructed in Quebec City. This high-rise building is presently the tallest all-wood building in North America. A tour of a three-building complex of eight and nine storeys will also be included in the program.

A number of tour options, ranging in length of time and distance, will be offered to participants. Keep an eye out for the tour options.

Woodrise is geared towards everyone in the construction industry and its main objective is to bring together decision-makers and construction professionals through talks and presentations, inter-company exchanges, plenary sessions, technical workshops, and related activities.

Registration will get under way in February 2019. In the meantime, visit www.woodrise2019.ca/en on a regular basis to find out what’s new.