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International conference to discuss future of Russian timber market and forestry | 3 March

International Timber Conference Moscow

Preparations for the International Conference 'Russian Market of Timber & Sawn Wood 2016' are in full swing in Moscow, Russia.

Today the organisers have issued the list of participants and the event programme.

The conference, taking place on 3 March 2016 at the Metropol Hotel in Moscow, will discuss new terms of timber and sawn wood exchange trade, pricing; analysing advantages and disadvantages of traditional market trade instruments and options. 

Key topics will include: - Demand/supply ratio in the domestic and global markets; - Product quality issues;  - Trading instruments;  - New investment projects; - Interaction of business community and regional authorities.

Among confirmed participants: Kronospan, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Eurosib, Bely Ruchey, Baltic Business Union, Altailes, Federal Forestry Agency, FinScan, BioLesProm, Freight One, FSC, Hasslacher, Greenpeace, Ilim Group, Minpromtorg, Mitsui & Co. Moscow, OSB «Kalevala», PEG, Russian Railways, Russian Timber Group, Sokolskiy DOK (SEGEZHA GROUP), Svirles, Tavdinskiy fanerno-plitnuy combinat, TransLes, UPM-Kymmene, VM HOLZ, Volga, Vologda Oblast Official, Vologodskiye lesopromyshlenniki, WALTER and many others.

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


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Sustainable Brands 2015 from 16 to 18 November

Nearly 500 thought leaders, brand innovators, designers and global business representatives are expected to join the Sustainable Brands 2015 event in London.

The conference will be held at the Beaumont Estate, Windsor, from 16 to 18 November. The aim is to explore topics and issues related to sustainability through a combination of plenary sessions, workshops, the Activation Hub and networking events. 

Global companies such as Audi, L'Oreal, Unilever, Adidas and Starbucks and relevant organisations like PEFC and WWF will gather to discuss a broad range of matters including Sustainability, CSR, Branding, Communications, Design and Innovation.

Click here to register.


International Softwood Conference in Amsterdam

The International Softwood Conference (ISC) will take place from November 4 to 6 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The event will give a worldwide perspective and latest insights into current and future trade trends, covering topics along the softwood supply chain; from timber sourcing, to the sharp end of sales into the wider marketplace.

The conference will also offer an insight on key economic indicators and the evolution of emerging markets, including the latest trends in timber building and biomass energy.

"We now see more supply in the European Market, but simultaneously a little less demand", commented Andreas von Möller, Jacob Jürgensen Forest Products Managing Partner and ETTF President. "This requires a lot of sensitivity from all market partners, so the ISC comes at the right time to get updated guidance.”

For more information click here.

Passivhaus Conference to take place on 20 October 2015

The 2015 UK Passivhaus Conference will be held on 20 October 2015 at the Business Design Centre, London.

The event, organised in partnership with the Passivhaus Trust and BRE, will offer an exciting and concentrated update of what has happened in the UK Passivhaus movement over the past year. The aim is to showcase the development of large-scale UK housing projects and the related challenges. 

This one day exhibition and conference is expected to host over 30 exhibitors, models and demonstrations; over 400 delegates, plus some special features such as exhibitor seminars and demonstrations, student competition entries and the 2015 Passivhaus Awards shortlisted project displays. 

The exhibition area will be open to non-attendees of the conference in the afternoon. For more information click here.

Solid Wood Solutions event on 16 September

It's still possible to book tickets for the Solid Wood Solutions event.

The one-day conference, taking place on Wednesday 16 September at the Inmarsat Conference Centre in London, aims to showcase the very best in engineered timber and creating a platform for the industry's innovators.

The event will include  a small exhibition of circa 25-30 companies from within the CLT and glulam technology sector plus complementary solutions such as SIPS and cladding/fenestration solutions with a conference of approximately 200 delegates.

For more information click here.