Industry Events

Grown In Britain Week to take place from 9 to 15 October 2017

Grown in Britain is inviting supporters and stakeholders to back in its annual Grown in Britain Week, which this year runs from 9-15 October.

In view of the GIB Week, the Campaign has launched four digital marketing toolkits promoting British-grown timber for different markets: for builders merchants, the joinery sector, Grown in Britain licensees and registered supporters.

The packs comprise templates for printable marketing materials, ideas for events and celebrations, and other ways to get involved with its theme of ‘Celebrating Great British Wood’.

“It’s important to us that all our supporters across the wood production, trading and wood-using sectors get a chance to actively participate in Grown in Britain Week,” says Grown In Britain CEO Dugal Driver. “We’ve compiled a range of information on how to take part, from ideas for events to simple acts of support such as including a Grown in Britain Week e-mail footer on e-mails. There’s something for everyone.”

Events happening during Grown in Britain Week, including the campaign’s joint conference with the Country Land & Business Association and Forestry Commission, are listed on the campaign’s website, and further features and promotions will be announced during the Week.

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/grown-britain-week-take-place-9-15-october-2017]

BMF Timber Forum 2016 | 29 November 2016 | Stoke on Trent

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) will hold its next Timber Forum meeting at Meyer Timber Ltd in Stoke on Trent on Tuesday 29th November 2016.

Organised and run in collaboration with other trade and regulatory bodies, the Timber Forum aims to support merchant members and their suppliers in the timber and wood products market.

It focuses on sharing best practice, disseminating information and gathering views on legislation, product and building standards and other issues that may affect trading.

The 2016 Forum programme and agenda include:

  • 09.30 - Coffee
  • 10.00 - Introductions, matters arising and key points from the last meeting: Gary Froggatt, Howarth Timber, Forum Chairman. Will include nominations for Forum Chairman and Vice Chairman
  • 10.15 - Mike Greenland Ligna: Assuring Timber Supply Chains
  • 10.45 - Dave Hopkins Managing Director TTF: Updates on TTF and CTI
  • 11.15 - Hannah Mansell, BWF Schemes and Technical Manager: Fire Door Safety
  • 11.45 - Open Forum
  • 13.00 - Networking lunch and tour of Meyer group facility
  • 14.00 - Close of event

The event is free of charge and restricted to a maximum of 2 people per organisation.

For more information and to book a place please email Alyssa Moore at alyssa.moore@bmf.org.uk.

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/bmf-timber-forum-2016-29-november-2016-stoke-trent]

ATIBT International Forum | 4-6 March 2017 | Dubai, UAE

The next international forum organised by the Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux (ATIBT) will be held from 4 to 6 March 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The event will take place just before the Dubai Woodshow (7-9 March) giving attendees the opportunity to network with major Tropical Timber Industry stakeholders from all over the world.

The Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux (ATIBT) is an alliance of timber sector companies and organisations in Central African Republic, Republic of Congo and Ivory Coast, largely European timber traders and associations, NGOs and other international agencies. Its goal is to promote the sustainable development of the central African timber sector, and promote its business and products on the international stage.

For more information, click here.

 

[News URL: http://www.cti-timber.org/content/atibt-international-forum-4-6-march-2017-dubai-uae]

BRE to host first event of Grown in Britain Week 2016 | 10 October 2016 | Watford

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) will host the launch of Grown in Britain Week 2016 with a conference & exhibition on Monday 10 October 2016.

The event - taking place at Garston Watford from 10 am to 3 pm - will present and demonstrate British timber in construction. It will also allow delegates to visit the Zerobills house on the Innovation Park and learning about the latest Grown in Britain timber products and thinking concerning using local timber in construction projects.

"We are delighted that BRE have agreed to host our launch event for Grown in Britain Week 2016. BRE are a world class organisation that have been one of most active founding partners for the Grown in Britain movement but they have gone above and beyond by leading on several key areas of research that have already created new markets for homegrown timber products, challenging imports and creating valuable local jobs", said Grown in Britain CEO Dougal Driver.

For more information and registration, click here.

Join the discussion on Twitter through the hashtag #GIBWeek2016.

View other events on CTI Calendar.

 

[News URL: http://www.cti-timber.org/content/bre-host-first-event-grown-britain-week-2016-10-october-2016-watford]

Scotland hosts wide range of timber in construction seminars

Architecture & Design Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, Wood for Good and the Edinburgh Napier University are jointly presenting a CPD series looking at timber in construction.

The September events calendar features both one-hour lunchtime talks in Edinburgh and afternoon seminars in Glasgow. The lunchtime seminars are free, while the seminar in Glasgow has a very modest fee (£6/£4).

Summary:

21st September / 13.45 – 17.45 / Glasgow
Solid Timber Laminate Systems
Gallery 2, The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU

27th September / 13:00 – 14:00 / Edinburgh
Glulam v. Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)
Architecture and Design Scotland, 9 Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD

28th September / 13:00 – 14:00 / Edinburgh
Hardwood or Modified Wood?
Architecture and Design Scotland, 9 Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD

For more details and booking, visit A&DS’s website

View other events on CTI Calendar.

 

[News URL: http://www.cti-timber.org/content/scotland-hosts-wide-range-timber-construction-seminars]

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