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FSC General Assembly to be held in October 2017 | Vancouver, Canada

The next FSC General Assembly will take place from 8th to 13th October 2017 in Vancouver, Canada.

Held every three years, the event aims to gather FSC international members to discuss the challenges and solutions of responsible forest management, and the future direction of the organization.

The FSC General Assembly 2017 will be the 8th assembly of members in the history of the organization. The first general assembly took place in 1996 in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Members submit motions months before the general assembly begins. Motions are then discussed and debated, before being voted on by all delegates.

To give an equal say to these different voices, FSC membership is divided into three different chambers – environmental, social and economic, which are further split into sub-chambers of global North and South. Voting on the motions is based on the three-chamber system, with equal voting power given to each chamber. 

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TTF Annual Dinner to take place on 8th March 2017

The traditional Annual Dinner organised by the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) will take place on the 8th of March 2017 at the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.

"The UK is one of the largest destination markets for timber and timber products from across the world", underlined the TTF. "As such, the TTF Annual dinner acts as a leading business networking event for the global timber supply chain."

This year the dinner forms a centre piece between two TTF business seminar events: The International Softwood Shippers Breakfast, on the morning of March 8th; and “Developing the Hardwood Market in the UK” on the 9th.

Each of these events provides an excellent opportunity to hear presentations from leading market players about pressures on supply chains, changing sources of production, the changing nature of the UK timber product portfolio, and how prices and markets are affected by demand in other parts of the globe.

This year, of course, the impact of Brexit is likely to be a dominant theme. Attendees will hear from international producers, UK importer and distributors, as well as merchants, housing, joinery and interior design companies about key drivers for growth in the UK timber sector over the coming years.

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