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Forest & Wood Products Export Conference

May 13, 2014, 9:00am - 2:00pm

Forest and Wood Products Export Conference to be held May 13 at Piketon

The United States has been a global leader in both production and consumption of wood products as well as an active participant in the wood products trade.  The global demand for hardwood logs, lumber, veneer, furniture and specialty wood products is continually increasing.

To learn more about this rising demand and how to export your forest and wood products, join industry leaders at the Forest and Wood Products Export Conference that will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at The Ohio State University South Centers Endeavor Center in Piketon, Ohio.  Breakfast and registration will begin at 8:30 AM with the program running from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  This event will be offered free of charge and will include materials and meals.   

The conference will cover exporting topics such as Ohio’s forest industry outlook both for domestic and abroad, best locations to export and import and international market opportunities.  In addition to these topics, speakers will be on hand to discuss how the cooperative business model is successful and how it could be used in the forest and wood products industry.  

To reserve a seat for the May 13 conference, register by May 9 by contacting Jennifer Warfe at 740-289-1605 Ext. 301 or email  Also, for more information about International Trade opportunities, contact Melissa Carter at or 740-289-2071 Ext. 222.