All About The Knowledgeable Seminar in Indore on “Canadian Wood- The Sustainable Solution”

Customer seeing the products in the seminar


The British Columbia (B.C.) provincial government’s crown corporation, Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt Ltd (FII India), popularly known as Canadian Wood, successfully hosted an insightful seminar, titled ‘Canadian Wood- The Sustainable Solution’ at Marriott Hotel in Indore. The event aimed to highlight the importance and benefits of using Canadian Wood as a sustainable building material. The seminar featured distinguished speakers who shared their expertise and perspectives on sustainable building practices with certified wood species. Among the keynote speakers were leading architects, environmentalists, and industry experts Ar. Puneet Pandey from Vima- The Dimension who discussed the growing importance of sustainability in construction with wood and how Canadian Wood can play a pivotal role in reducing the environmental impact of building projects.


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Dr. Jimmy Thomas, Assistant Director Technical Services, Canadian Wood, opened the session with an in-depth informative session on sustainability and certification from B.C. Canada and dwelling more into sustainable forestry practices. He also emphasized the role of Canadian Wood in reducing the carbon footprint of construction projects. Mr. Gajanan Patankar, Assistant Director, Business Development at Canadian Wood, provided a comprehensive overview of the unique properties of B.C wood species and their versatile applications in the woodworking Industry. His presentation included case studies showcasing successful projects in India that utilized Canadian Wood, demonstrating its increasing demand for it in the country as well as versatility and durability.


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Ar. Puneet Pandey from Vima- The Dimension offered an architect’s perspective, discussing innovative design solutions that incorporate Canadian Wood species. He highlighted the aesthetic appeal, structural integrity, and eco-friendly attributes of the Canadian wood species, making it a preferred material for modern architecture.


Dr. Jimmy Thomas, Assistant Director Technical Services


Mr. Gajanan Patankar, Assistant Director, Business Development at Canadian Wood


Canadian Wood Team, said, “We are thrilled with the response from the Indore seminar, where we discussed the sustainable use of Canadian Wood species in architecture and interior design. It's inspiring to see the enthusiasm for environmentally responsible building materials. By promoting sustainable forestry practices and showcasing the versatility of wood, we aim to empower architects and designers to make eco-friendly choices that benefit both their projects and the planet.”


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Ar. Puneet Pandey, Principal Architect from Vima- The Dimension also said, “During today's enlightening seminar on sustainable solutions in the indoor market, the key takeaway was the importance of understanding the environmental impact of materials. Using wood, especially sustainably managed Canadian wood species, can be a responsible choice that balances ecological considerations and innovative design. By educating ourselves and others about sustainable forestry practices and the lifecycle of trees, we can promote the use of wood in a way that supports both our architectural ambitions and the environment."


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Noted architects, builders, developers, and environmental enthusiasts from across the region attended the seminar. Attendees also got opportunities to engage in interactive sessions, networking opportunities, and gained valuable insights into sustainable building practices. In addition to the presentations, a Q & A session was held, where participants engaged in lively discussions about the technical aspects and long-term benefits of integrating Canadian Wood into their construction practices. The seminar underscored the commitment of FII India to promoting environmentally friendly building solutions and highlighted Canadian Wood species as a premier choice for those aiming to adopt sustainable and eco-conscious construction methods. By hosting events like this seminar, Canadian Wood aims to foster a community of professionals dedicated to sustainability and innovation.


Q & A session


FII largely promotes five wood species in India that are sourced from the sustainably managed forests of B.C., Canada. These five species, namely Douglas, Western Hemlock, Western Red Cedar, Yellow Cedar and Spruce-Pine-Fir (SPF), are recommended for different applications. They are available in 23 cities across India through a strong network of 40+ stockists.


 About Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt Ltd (Canadian Wood)


FII India is a crown corporation of the government of British Columbia (B.C.), the western most province of Canada. Its mandate is to promote wood products from B.C. Canada in the offshore markets and to position it as a global supplier of quality, environmentally responsible wood products from sustainably managed forests by creating awareness, spreading education through information and technical support on the wide variety of timber products available from B.C. Canada. Its brand/logo Canadian Wood was established in 2013 to reach out to the ease of understanding of its activities by its target audience globally.



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