Vancouver Regional Meeting

Wednesday, May 4, 2022


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Registration Fees 

Members and non-members: $70 CAD

Attendee List


The Vancouver Club
915 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1C6 Canada

Schedule at a Glance

  • Registration Open and Networking: 3:00 - 3:45 pm
  • Opening Remarks: 3:45 - 4:00 pm
  • Education Session: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
  • Cocktails and Networking: 5:30 pm

Education Session: Consolidation in Our Industry ... What Lies Ahead

Join Daryl Swetlishoff, head of research for Raymond James Ltd.; Amar Doman, founder, president and CEO of The Futura Corporation; and Mark Thomson, P.Log, president and co-owner of Mountain View Group, for an education session about the future of our industry. 

Industry analyst Swetlishoff will share insights on the Canadian lumber manufacturing landscape. As the Canadian lumber industry loses more timber in British Columbia and, more than likely, more mills, companies will be rationalizing their production as their timber supply shrinks and, possibly, consolidating among themselves. As lumber wholesalers, their supply lines will look considerably different five years from now. Doman has been expanding his interesting and successful company, and he understands distribution. He'll discuss how lumber will get to market and the changes that will occur in the future. Given that he's just bought Vancouver's football team, he'll share that story, as well! With 30 years of experience in transportation logistics across Canada, Mark Thomson, P.Log, president of MVR Group, joins the conversation to discuss what's next through his lens of shipping and logistics.

Daryl-Swetlishoff (1).pngDaryl Swetlishoff
Head of Research, Raymond James Ltd.

Daryl Swetlishoff has been head of research of Raymond James Ltd. since May 2007. Based in Vancouver, he is responsible for a group of 40 research and operations professionals, providing research coverage on over 240 companies across seven sectors. Daryl is also a ranked analyst covering paper and forest sector equities. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and earned an MA (economics) from the University of Victoria.

Amar-Doman (1).pngAmar Doman
Founder, President and CEO, The Futura Corporation

Headquartered in Vancouver, the Futura Corporation is one of British Columbia's largest privately owned companies. Doman invests, owns and operates many enterprises including Doman Building Material, one of North Americas largest producers of pressure-treated lumber and a fully integrated distributor of building materials. A noted philanthropist, Doman is active in the community mentoring young entrepreneurs and supporting many local charities.

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President, MVR Group

Mark Thomson is the president and co-owner of the Mountain View Group, a transloading and logistics company with six operations in the U.S.  Thomson has over 30 years experience in the transportation and logistics field. Prior to becoming the president of MVR, Thomson was the GM of transportation for West Fraser, overseeing all of the global transportation needs of the company. He has a broad base of experience in both the sales and marketing of forest products both domestically and internationally. Thomson is a founding member and current senior advisor to the Western Canadian Shipper’s Coalition (WCSC) as well as a former director of the Alberta Forest Products Shipper’s Association (AFPSA). He has served multiyear terms on the Forest Product of Canada’s (FPAC) Transportation and Trade Subcommittees as well as several Federal and Provincial Transportation Task Forces such as the B.C. Drayage Council and The Waterfront Task Force (CDLT). In 2012, Thomson was one of eight logistics experts across Canada named to the Federal Rail Service Review Panel. He has also been a member of four Class One Railway Customer Advisory Boards. Thomson attended both Simon Fraser University and BCIT majoring in business and IT systems. He obtained his Professional Logistics Designation (P.Log) in 2002. Thomson is currently working on his MBA through the University of Fredericton.

Additional Registration Information

NAWLA accepts name substitutions at no charge. Any name substitution must be submitted in writing to prior to the start of the event. You will receive a confirmation email once the substitution has been processed.

Cancellation Policy
A full refund will be granted to cancellations made in writing on or before April 6, 2022. Regrettably, no refunds will be given to cancellations received on or after April 7, 2022. Written cancellations must be sent via email to Cancellation refunds will be issued in the same method of payment as it was received.

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