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Lignofuels 2017 | 1-2 February 2017 | Helsinki, Finland

On 1 and 2 February 2017 Helsinki, Finland, will host the Lignofuels 2017 Conference.

Already on its 9th edition, this two day conference will bring together key industry stakeholders to discuss the latest developments in biomass and wood-based fuels .

The event follows last year’s conference in Munich, Germany with Clariant’s Sunliquid plant visit, and the previous one in Madrid with the Abengoa’s demonstration plant site visit.

A day prior the main conference, on 31January 2017, a limited number of conference attendees will have the unique opportunity to join an exclusive site visit to the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery  – The world´s first commercial scale wood-based biorefinery in Lappeenranta, Finland.

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FSC Friday is back on 30 September 2016

On 30 September 2016, FSC offices, certificate holders, members, and partners will host a series of events around the world to celebrate and raise awareness of responsible forest management and the role that FSC plays in it, all shared through social media (#FSCFriday).

People around the world are invited to consider the source of the products they buy, look for the FSC logo - and... share the message.

Last year, FSC Friday was celebrated by 31 countries worldwide including the UK, where businesses, schools and groups took part by holding awareness raising events, ranging from dressing green and baking cakes to holding presentations and talks.

To register for the event, click here or contact [email protected].

Subscribers are asked to specify:

  • How they can support FSC Friday 2016
  • What plans or ideas they have
  • What FSC materials they need

Further information is available at:

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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]org.

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ICF National Conference 2016: 'The Timber Supply Chain' | 27-28 April 2016 | Newcastle

The Institute of Chartered Foresters will hold its National Conference 2016 - 'The Timber Supply Chain: dynamics and opportunities' - on 27-28 April at the Newcastle Marriott Hotel, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

The event will explore the whole supply chain from species choice to potential future markets. UK and international speakers will cover a wide range of themes including: - Supply and demand forecasts; - Species selection and tree improvement for timber markets; - Processing for value and profit; - Developments in UK construction; - Market opportunities on the horizon; - Adding value to the UK forest resource

The conference programme can be downloaded here.

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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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