EBPA Members have access to a wide array of international trade promotion programs and activities to aid in the marketing of building materials products and construction services to strategic export markets.  Trade missions, trade shows and foreign language directories and newspapers are just a few of the opportunities available to US building products manufacturers and exporters through EBPA.

For more information about upcoming events see the web links below or contact EBPA at (253) 396-0131, or e-mail evgreen@ep.org.

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EBPA Programs & Activities

Fall 2017 China Softwood Lumber Mission
11/13/2017 - 11/17/2017 - Two cities TBA
Registration Deadline : 09/07/2017
This event includes meetings and visits to import/wholesalers and remanufacturers and receptions with larger groups of importers and buyers. Past missions have been highly successful, consistently leading to significant short term sales with repeat orders.
2017 Japan Living & Design Show
10/11/2017 - 10/13/2017 - Osaka, Japan
Registration Deadline : 06/01/2017
Living & Design is a three day event that showcases building materials, interior and exterior design products, furniture, machinery, industrial technology, housing equipment, and design services.
Japan Fall 2017 Building Materials Trade Mission
10/09/2017 - 10/13/2017 - Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo (TBC)
Registration Deadline : 07/14/2017

Join EBPA and the State of Washington for this proven sales tool. During this week of seminars, receptions, site visits, and meetings with importers and builders, US companies will be featured in seminars and table top display shows.  

The fall 2017 mission will include two days participating in the Osaka Living & Design Show.

EBPA Annual Meeting Luncheon
06/01/2017 - 06/01/2017 - Anthony's Home Port, Des Moines, WA
Registration Deadline : 05/26/2017

EBPA is pleased to feature Steve Balaski, business development manager for the Northwest Seaport Alliance, a newly-formed marine cargo operating partnership of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, as our speaker for this year’s luncheon.

Mr. Balaski will speak about new developments in infrastructure at the two ports in the Alliance, new phytosanitary issues and requirements, and projections about vessel size and availability that can affect your imports and exports.

2017 Spring Japan Building Materials Mission
05/15/2017 - 05/19/2017 - Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Fukuoka, Hiroshima
Registration Deadline : 03/10/2017

EBPA has organized this trade mission and seminar series for over 15 years. Over 274 seminars featuring US suppliers have been held across Japan and have resulted in over $200 million in reported sales.

Join EBPA and the State of Washington for another successful mission and proven sales tool.

Softwood Lumber Buyers' Inbound Mission
03/01/2017 - 03/08/2017 - Portland, OR & New Orleans, LA
Registration Deadline : 12/15/2016

Lumber importers and remanufacturers from China and S.E. Asia are invited to join the Evergreen Building Products Association, the Southern Forest Products Association, and the Softwood Export Council for a one week tour that will provide a greater level of understanding about U.S softwood lumber, grades and grading, treating processes and environmentally friendly treating chemicals, and interior, structural, and outdoor applications.

Japan Remodeling & Building Materials Webinar
02/01/2017 - 02/01/2017

Join EBPA for this free webinar about Japan's growing remodeling market and opportunities for US building materials.

Speakers will present information about Japan government policies to stimulate home remodeling, specific products in demand, and various types of remodeling companies that have emerged.