Industry Events

TTF State of Industry / Brexit Debate | 14 September 2016 | London

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) will hold a debate focused on the impact of Brexit on UK Timber Industry at the Building Centre in London in the afternoon of Wednesday 14th September 2016.

The ‘State of the Market - Brexit Debate’ will be opened by TTF Managing Director David Hopkins. Speakers include Noble Francis, Economic Director for the Construction Products Association (CPA) giving an overview on market conditions and projections for the UK housing and construction sector as a whole; Mikael Eliasson, President of Swedish Wood giving the view from the UK’s largest timber supplier. The full agenda is available here.

Although too early to give any definitive long term analysis, this half day debate is designed to shed some light on the impact of Brexit so far from producers, importers and the wider market. Subjects of discussion include:

  • What does Brexit mean for the timber supply chain in the UK? 
  • How will trade with EU countries be affected?
  • What is the outlook for the sectors timber traders and distributors sell into, particularly housing?

To book your free place at the event, click here.

In parallel with the debate, the TTF has also launched an online survey among its members aimed to identify the key issues within the Timber Industry following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.

The consultation will help the Federation map the likely implications of Brexit for the sector - including the UK Government’s exit negotiations with Brussels - and inform ongoing public affairs work.


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Adriatic Wood Days | 2-5 October 2016 | Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Adriatic Wood Days (AWD) 2016 will be held in Dubrovnik (Sheraton Hotel, Dubrovnik, Srebreno) from 2nd to 5th October 2016.

AWD is the largest and most comprehensive sectoral event in Southeast Europe and the Mediterranean, and the participants will adopt conclusions and propose recommendations to decision-makers of sectoral policies at the regional, European and global level.

Adriatic Wood Days (AWD) comprises four thematically related and yet programmatically separate international conferences with main thematic emphasis on European Model of Cascading Use of Wood and Influence on the Future of the Sector:

  • Hotel Interiors Furnishing and Product Design
  • Greater Use of Wood in Construction
  • Timber Trade and Wood Products Marketing
  • Investment Profitability in Pellet Production and Cogeneration

A joint plenary lectures will also take place, which will link the conferences and discuss the most current topics in the sector, especially the European model of cascading use of wood recently presented by the European Commission. Main topics include certification, design, sustainable forest management, building competency and development centres, encouraging investments in wood processing, achieving low-carbon impacts and the development of rural and mountainous areas.

AWD 2016 programme is available here. More information about the entire event, particular conferences and opportunities for participation, can be found on

It is also possible to contact the organisers directly via e-mail: [email protected] or phone: +385 1 6329 111.

An overview of the last years' edition is available here.

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'Russian Market of timber & sawn wood 2016' conference in Moscow - 3 March 2016

On 3 March 2016 the Metropol hotel in Moscow will host the International Conference 'Russian Market of timber & sawn wood 2016'.

Organised by Max Conference and Spimex, the event offers an exclusive insight on Russian timber and sawn wood price forecasts based on the latest changes on the market.

A high-level panel, including Russia’s Ministry of natural resources, Ministry of Industry and Trade, FSC, Russian Timber Group and Greenpeace, will discuss new terms of timber and sawn wood exchange trade analyzing benefits and disadvantages of traditional market instruments and options.

Key topics of the event include - Demand/supply ratio in the domestic and global markets; - Overseas quality standards and norms. Correlation between Russian and foreign standards; - Trading instruments; - New investment projects; - State offices’ initiatives on segment regulation; - Overseas quality standards and norms. Correlation between Russian and foreign standards; - Automated processing lines; - Timber transportation issues. 

The conference’s delegates can enjoy special prices for room reservation at the Metropol hotel. 

For registration and more information, phone +7(495) 775-07-40 or e-mail: [email protected].