Why participate?


Wood is more and more recognized in the construction industry as an important, innovative and safe material. Wood is a low-energy material and stores a lower quantity of carbon. The environmental benefits of tall wood buildings play a key role in sustainable development and reducing the impacts of climate change.


Through its presentations and demonstrations of innovative, non-traditional wood buildings, the WOODRISE Congress was carefully designed to provide solutions which support the development of building designs and systems, the construction of midrise and tall wood buildings as well the industry worldwide.


Showcase your latest products and connect with industry decision-makers by participating in the B2B & Trade Show.

B2B Matchmaking

Take part in a structured networking activity through the B2B meeting platform. 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.


Positioning wood as a leading construction material by acting as a technology showcase in a sustainable and eco-friendly urban development environment.

Establish the notoriety of North America as a key player in the development of midrise and tall wood buildings.

Involve the international community toward a reduction of the sustainable construction urban environmental footprint.

Stimulate the creation of international alliances and collaborations within various business congresses, thematic workshops or B2B sessions.

Who's attending?


Managers, developers, public development establishments, architects and providers who are likely to meet their demands


Representatives from public authorities working at the international level


Engineering offices, economists, control offices, product or work certification specialists and research & development stakeholders

Revive WOODRISE 2017 Congress

Represented Countries

  • Australia

  • Austria

  • Brazil

  • Canada

  • China

  • Czech Republic

  • Finland

  • France

  • Germany

  • Italy

  • Japan

  • Netherlands

  • New Zealand

  • Norway

  • South Korea

  • Sweden

  • United Kingdom

  • Uruguay

  • United States




FPInnovations is a not-for-profit world leader that specializes in the creation of scientific solutions in support of the Canadian forest sector’s global competitiveness and responds to the priority needs of its industry members and government partners. It is ideally positioned to perform research, innovate, and deliver state-of-the-art solutions for every area of the sector’s value chain, from forest operations to consumer and industrial products. FPInnovations’ R&D laboratories are located in Québec City, Montréal and Vancouver, and it has technology transfer offices across Canada.

Institut technologique FCBA


Technological resource for the forest, wood, construction and furniture sectors, with a mission to promote innovation and technical progress and to contribute to the improvement of industry’s productivity and quality by encouraging an integrated approach and implementation of synergies within the sector.

Governance Committee

  • Stéphane Renou

    President and CEO

    FPInnovations Commitee President

  • André Huot

    Nordic - Business Development


  • Cees de Jager

    Chief Marketing Officer

    SoftWood Lumber Board

  • Derek Nighbor


    Forest Products Association of Canada

  • Étienne Lalonde

    VP Market Development

    Canadian Wood Council

  • Gérald Beaulieu



  • Jean-Pierre Martel

    Vice President, Strategic Partnerships


  • David Hayhurst

    Assistant Deputy Minister

    Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests

  • Patrick Molinié

    Construction Development

    Construction Bois - FCBA

  • Robert Glowinski

    President and CEO

    American Wood Council

  • Jeffrey Biggs

    Director - Trade and International Affairs

    Canadian Forest Service - Natural Resources Canada

  • Ronald Brizard

    Associate Deputy Minister

    Quebec Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks

  • Sonya Zeitler Fletcher

    VP, Market Development

    Forestry Innovation Investment Ltd

Program Committee

  • Sylvain Gagnon

    Manager, Building Systems

    FPInnovations Commitee President

  • Alex Nott

    Mass Timber Engineer

    Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests, Forestry Industry Division

  • Annie Gosselin

    Industrial Development Adviser - Timber Construction

    Quebec Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks

  • Brad Douglas

    Vice President, Engineering

    American Wood Council

  • Daniel Smith


    Smith Vigeant Architectes

  • Eric Karsh



  • Étienne Lalonde

    VP, Market Development - National Director

    Canadian Wood Council – WoodWorks Canada

  • Frédéric Staat

    Director, Wood Construction Industries


  • Jennifer Cover

    Executive Director

    WoodWorks - Wood Products Council USA

  • Pierre Blanchet

    Titular Professor - CIRCERB

    Université Laval

  • Sonya Zeitler Fletcher

    VP, Market Development

    Forestry Innovation Investment Ltd