The second edition of the WOODRISE World Congress on mid- and high-rise wood buildings
will be held in Canada, in historic Quebec City, from September 30 to October 3, 2019. The
event will be presented in partnership with members of the WOODRISE Alliance in
collaboration with national partners. This new edition aims to ensure the continuity of
WOODRISE and stimulate the synergy established between international participants, while
positioning wood as a leading building material within a sustainable and eco- responsible
urban development environment.

Today, FPInnovations is launching the website, an information hub that
will enable participants or anyone interested in the event to find useful and relevant
information about the Congress. The site will be regularly updated to give you a chance to
obtain information on workshops offered, the presenters, and the proposed visits. You are
invited to refer to it on a regular basis so that you can plan your visit well.

Preliminary program

The WOODRISE 2019 program, to be launched shortly, will present the topics that will be
addressed in the plenary sessions as well as the various components of the workshops, namely:
acoustic and vibration performance, seismic risk prevention, fire safety, forest resources and
wood products, Asian construction markets, and sustainable design of building envelopes.
Further details will be available at a later date; visit the event website on a regular basis to
learn more.

We invite you to add this unique event to your agendas! Registration will begin in February
2019. To that end, and to make sure you don’t miss anything, you can subscribe to the
newsletter or get an emailed registration notification for your agenda under the Registration tab
of the website.


From October 11 to 16, as a follow-up to the various activities organized by WOODRISE’s
partners, the WOODRISE Festival will be held in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France. This event will
showcase “Wood in the City” in all its forms. Talks, discussions, visits, round tables, as well as a
parade, games, trails, and concerts are planned. For professionals and the general public, the
WOODRISE Festival is a collective and unifying event that includes some thirty activities. The full
program is available on the Festival website.

WOODRISE is aimed at everyone involved in the construction industry and its main objective is
to bring together decision-makers and professionals in the construction field, through talks and
presentations, inter-company exchanges, plenary sessions, technical workshops, and other
activities of interest.