In a bid to increase China’s prominence in the North American hardwood flooring market, Chinese trade group China Wood International plans to hold a press conference at Surfaces, 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 8 in Rooms 402-403 of the Sands Expo & Convention Center. Industry officials are expected to discuss China’s increased involvement in hardwood flooring and its future plans. The meeting will include presentations by several sponsoring manufacturers.

Li Hongfan of China Wood International will host the event which will include a presentation from Zhang Senlin, chairman of the China National Forest Product Industry Association. He will discuss China renewed focus on international markets.

Additionally, representatives from prominent Chinese manufacturers will discuss their latest products and programs. They include: Yingbin-Nature (Guangdong) Wood Industry Co. Ltd., Guangzhou Fnen Wood Flooring Ltd., Elegant Living Corp. and Dazhuang Flooring Co Ltd. A 20-minute Q&A session will round out the conference.