Industry Events

Mark Farmer to be keynote speaker at Explore Offsite Futures 2016

Mark Farmer, CEO and Founding Director of the Real Estate & Construction Consultancy Cast, is confirmed to speak at Explore Offsite Futures on the 24 November at the NEC, Birmingham.

Mark was most recently commissioned by the Construction Leadership Council, at the request of government, to undertake a review of the UK’s construction labour model. The report under the banner of 'The Farmer Review of the UK Construction Labour Model' and subtitled 'Modernise or Die'- has now been delivered and has focused a great deal of media attention towards the construction industry's dysfunctional training model, its lack of innovation and collaboration as well as its non-existent research and development (R&D) culture.

One of the main suggestions within the report, is that the UK construction industry needs to embrace offsite manufacture, and therefore Explore Offsite Futures is your opportunity to hear directly from the author and the Q&A session will provide answers to your questions about this report.

Mark will be discussing ‘Building a Mature UK Pre-Manufacturing Sector: Implications of the Farmer Review’ at Explore Offsite Futures.

You can book your place at the event by following this link: http://exploreoffsite.co.uk/book

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PEFC UK to run stakeholder seminars on Sustainable forest management certification

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is running two seminars in the New Year to help participants gain a clearer understanding of sustainable forest management certification.

Key personnel from certified companies such as Chain of Custody administrators, marketing and sales are invited to attend these seminars covering a wide range of topics including Chain of Custody certification, the use of the PEFC label and the market drivers for certified forest products.

The possible dates are:

London - Wednesday 11 January

Birmingham - Wednesday 18 January

The workshops are free to attend but places are strictly limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis, so early registration is recommended.

For more information, download the pdf form or contact info@pefc.co.uk.

 

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Minister Nick Hurd to be keynote speaker at TAF Brexit Debate | 3 November 2016 | London

The Trade Association Forum (TAF) will hold a debate on Brexit aftermath at One Drummond Gate in London on Thursday 3rd November 2016.

The keynote speaker will be Nick Hurd MP, Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry within the newly formed Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Mr Hurd will discuss any concerns that industry has about the UK’s trading outlook and will explain what the Government is doing in the lead up to Article 50 being invoked.  

The event will also include discussion sessions delivered by experts and Award winning trade associations covering:

- TAF Governance Surgery for 2016 – Measuring Board Skills and Effectiveness

- How to create a successful in-house magazine

- Membership Recruitment – Tips for Success

- The Importance of Good PR

- Using Your Members for Promotion

- The Internet of Things

- Benchmarking your TA Against Others

- Communicating with the World – What your Website says about You

- Collaborative Working at its Best

- Lobbying Ethically and Influencing Policy in the Right Way

Debate tickets are available for £155 + VAT each or £310 + VAT for three people.

To reserve your place, please email jshein@taforum.org or call 020 3869 8650.

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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]

European Paper Week | 22-24 November 2016 | Brussels, Belgium

The European Paper Week (EPW) 2016 will take place from 22 to 24 November 2016 Radisson Blu Royal hotel in Brussels, Belgium.

The event - organised by the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) - will be held in conjunction with the PPI awards taking place 21 November in Brussels.

More than 400 attendees interested in pulp and paper industry, from all over the world, are expected to attend the European Paper Week. 

"Our sector is navigating in stormy weather, facing a significantly challenging political and economic climate. However, it has a clear vision for 2050", CEPI explained. "Indeed, EPW will see the launch of a reviewed 2050 Roadmap, examining 80% decarbonisation with 50% added value, five years after the highly-popular first edition."

The EPW main session will be monitored by Financial Times chief foreign affairs commentator Gideon Rachman. This year’s event will also be the first for recently-appointed CEPI Director General, Sylvain Lhôte, at the helm of the association since the beginning of September. 

A detailed programme and registration information are available at www.cepi.org/epw.

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