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BWA all-access event with EDC economist to offer economic outlook

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The Bluewater Wood Alliance will host another one of its popular COVID-19 online roundtable events on Wednesday, May 28.
And - once again - this event will be open to non-members, community partners and members of AWMAC and CKCA.
“The Bluewater Wood Alliance is continuing to open all its events and resources to the entire wood industry as we move through the COVID-19 crisis,” says Mike Baker, BWA’s executive director.
“Response has been very strong with companies engaging with the new online format and I have been told that it has been appreciated by those outside of our membership right across Canada.
“We make sure there are “takeaways” for everyone at every online roundtable event,” he added.
The event is scheduled to run from 12 to 1:30 p.m. and will feature a presentation from Stephen Tapp, EDC's deputy chief economist and provide economic insight into the days, weeks, and months ahead for the value-added wood industry.

Tapp will present and include a Q&A period as well on:

  • Overview of current economic trends over the next six months to a year as a result of COVID-19
  • Trending the impact on the value-added wood products sector
  • How can we prepare for the upcoming economic trend 
  • What to expect as restrictions loosen
  • Recommendations for wood manufacturing companies and their suppliers to weather the storm

Next, Barry Reid of Leadership Management International (LMI) recaps techniques to help cope during this pandemic. Barry will present and include a Q&A period as well on:

  • Leadership Through Challenge and Crisis.
  • Personality traits of successful people revealed
  • The formula for success revealed
  • Definition of Success
  • The Tyranny of the Imperative! How time is your most valuable asset!

And finally, there will be an open discussion with all attendees to see how everyone is coping and dealing with the business challenges.
Baker says the industry gas been asking for some sense of the future as we move forward to understand what lies ahead. It is time to get some focussed insight on the value-added wood industry’s direction in Canada, what to expect in the coming months, and how companies can prepare and react as the economic trends resulting from the Covid19 crisis unfold.
BWA’s online engagement has proven to be working very well with companies wanting to engage in training and learning during this time and in response they will offer a number of online leadership modules moving forward for anyone who may be interested.


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