Interpro receiving Canadian Trade Delegation in Dubai, U.A.E.

Interpro Wood Industries (IWI) was pleased to receive delegates at their production site in Jebel Ali, Dubai from the Department of Natural Resources Canada and Quebec Wood Export Bureau. 

Working in the Department of Natural Resources Canada, Rene Samson is the Program Manager of Canada Wood which is program aimed to expand the export opportunities for Canadian wood products in offshore markets. Accompanying Mr. Samson was Sven Gustavsson, who is the Softwood Manager of Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB). QWEB is a trade organization geared towards promoting Quebec’s diverse wood products industry in international markets.

Mr. Samson and Mr. Gustavsson toured Interpro’s manufacturing site observing the usage of Canadian lumber in IWI’s wooden packaging and furniture component product lines. Interpro supplies to many of the industries which represent the backbone of Dubai’s manufacturing sector (i.e. glass, petrochemical, aluminum) as well as to the value-added industries (furniture).

The delegates’ visit to Dubai was in conjunction with Canada’s involvement in the BIG 5, which is deemed as the largest international building and construction exhibition in the Middle East. During the vastly popular exhibition, the Canadian Consulate in Dubai in association with the Canadian Business Council of Dubai and the Northern Emirates organized a Canadian Infrastructure and Sustainability Forum. The forum acted as a strategic platform to facilitate Canadian products and services to key Emirati developmental projects within the U.A.E.

As a proud contributor to the Canadian and U.A.E. economy, representatives from Interpro attended the strategic forum discussions and discussed with policymakers and other Canadian companies on how to strengthen Canada’s participation in U.A.E.’s economy.

Interpro is proud of their achievements in promoting Canadian lumber within the Middle East. In fact, Interpro Wood Industries is the largest Canadian manufacturer of wooden products in the GCC and North Africa region.