Industry Events

Global Timber Conference | 19-21 September 2016 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The inaugural Global Timber Conference (GTC 2016) will take place from 19 to 21 September 2016 at the Pullman Bangsar Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Hosted by the Malaysian Timber Industry Board, the Global Timber Conference 2016 will focus on 'Harnessing Sustainable Global Growth'.

The event is expected to bring together over 400 odd regional policy makers, experts and captains from the United States, Europe, East-Asia, North-Asia and ASEAN representing industry practitioners, government officials and regulators in the timber and timber-products industry.

More than 20 Guest Speakers representing government agencies, timber research bodies, timber associations and commercial companies from over 10 countries will gather to debate a wide gamut of topics: • Global Timber Outlook; • Sustainable Natural and Plantation Timbers; Management; • Global Supply Chains, Standards and Certifications for Timber Industry; • Advanced Materials for New Products Development; • Timber as The Game Changer In The Building Sector; • Insights on The Future Of Furniture Industry; • Global Timber Leaders Forum.

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Structural Timber Awards 2016 finalists announced

Finalists of the Structural Timber Awards 2016 have been announced today.

The full list - available here - includes over 200 entries packed of outstanding, pioneering projects and products. Each of the judges have assessed three of the 15 categories on a strict and confidential marking system to establish the shortlisted entries.

Winners will be revealed at the Awards dinner on 19 October 2016 alongside Timber Expo in Birmingham. 

The Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) will sponsor again the Product Innovation Award confirming its desire to promote excellence across the Timber Supply Chain.

Tickets for the event are available on the Structural Timber Awards website or can be purchased by contacting the Event Director, Amy Pryce, on 01743 290 001 or email [email protected].


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Timber Expo 2016 grows with new exhibitors and partners

Timber Expo - the most important event on the UK construction calendar dedicated exclusively to timber - is fast approaching.

The show - to take place from 18 to 20 October 2016 at Nec in Birmingham - will bring together key players from across the whole UK Timber Industry. 

Supported by a comprehensive seminar schedule coordinated by leading industry association TRADA, Timber Expo has already gained the backing of several prestigious event partners including the Structural Timber Association (STA), the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI).

2016 edition exhibitors include W.Howard Group, Arch Timber Protection, Forgefix Ltd, Timbermark, Vandecasteele Houtimport, France Bois Forêt, FrenchTimber, Steico, Jagram, Hanson Plywood, Rothoblaas and many others.

Nathan Garnett, Event Director for Timber Expo, said: “As timber products play an increasingly important role in sustainable and affordable construction, Timber Expo provides the industry with a valuable platform to connect and forge new business partnerships. It’s been really encouraging to see so many industry leaders signing up to exhibit and I can’t wait to see all of the latest innovations and products they bring. Free registration is open for visitors now and we still have some space left for exhibitors so don’t miss out and get in touch soon to avoid being disappointed.”

For more information, booking enquiries and to register for free please visit or follow @TimberExpo on Twitter.

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PEFC EU Policy Conference | 21 September 2016 | Brussels

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) will hold its first PEFC EU Policy Conference on 21 September 2016 at the Residence Palace in Brussels, Belgium.

The event intends to boost the debate on EU policies and sustainable forestry.

Split into two parts, the Conference will initially focus on how we ensure the sustainability of wood for energy use in Europe.

Keynote speaker Mr. Jean-Eric Paquet, the Deputy Secretary General of the European Commission, will give a first insight into the results of the consultation organized by the European Commission.

A panel discussion will follow, with representatives from industry, NGOs and national and EU stakeholders. In particular, the debate will focus on the role that sustainable forest management and Chain of Custody certification can play in ensuring the sustainability of wood for energy.

Later in the afternoon the discussion will switch focus to the role of sustainable forest management certification within the EU FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) Action Plan.

Ms. Sheam Satkuru-Granzella, Vice Chair of the PEFC Board of Directors and Director at the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC), will present her views on the synergies between certification and the FLEGT Action Plan. This comes in light of the recent evaluation of both the Voluntary Partnership Agreements and the EU Timber Regulation.  

This will be followed by a panel discussion gathering representatives from local and international stakeholders, as well as international organizations and NGOs.

It is possible to register through the following online form:

For more information, please contact Xavier Noyon at [email protected].

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'Deforestation-free Supply Chains': New webinar by Forest Trends & Innovation Forum | 12 July 2016

Tomorrow 12 July 2016 the Innovation Forum and Forest Trends will be co-hosting a free webinar on Deforestation-free supply chains.

The initiative aims to track corporate commitments to deforestation-free supply chains in the "big four" agricultural commodities – palm, timber & pulp, soy and cattle.

The discussion will focus on the key findings of a new report from Forest Trends’ Supply Change Project, to assess the status of – and trends in – 579 public commitments made by 366 companies from all around the world.

The panel - including Ignacio Gavilan, Sustainability director of The Consumer Goods Forum and Marco Albani, Director of Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 and member of the Executive Committee at World Economic Forum - will address questions around:

  • Who these companies are and what commitments they have made;
  • What’s working, and what progress have they made towards reducing deforestation linked to their supply chain;
  • What lessons we can learn from them.

To read more information and register click here.


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