Industry Events

FAO Meeting: Sustainable Wood for a Sustainable World | 31 October - 1 November | Rome, Italy

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in conjunction with its Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries (ACSFI) and its partners, is organizing the Global Meeting ‘Sustainable Wood for a Sustainable World’ (SW4SW), to take place at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy from 31 October to 1 November 2017.

Partner organizations include the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST), the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the World Bank (WB) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Participants will discuss the societal benefits from sustainable wood value chains and the challenges that hamper the realization of their full contribution to sustainable development. Focus will be given to the business model of sustainable wood production, with an emphasis on the linkages between sustainable forest management, value chains, livelihoods, investments and financing mechanisms.

FAO aims to engage state and non-state actors in a global debate on strategies and actions to raise awareness, trigger policies and increase investments to strengthen sustainable wood production and consumption. One expected outcome from the event is a set of agreed-upon conclusions to feed into other policy dialogues. This will help to ensure the full realization of socio-economic and environmental benefits of sustainable wood and its contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Download the meeting agenda here.

To register for the event SW4SW, click here.

 

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PEFC Forest Certification Week | 13-17 November 2017 | Helsinki, Finland

The PEFC Forest Certification Week 2017 will take place in Helsinki, Finland, from 13 to 17 November 2017.

The event includes the PEFC General Assembly along with meetings and workshops and comes to a close with the two-day PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue, open to everybody.

The General Assembly is made up of all the members of PEFC and is the organisation's highest authority and decision-making body. PEFC members will have the opportunity to vote on key decisions such as endorsements, international standards, new members, statutes and budget. 

PEFC Week has also grown to feature one of the most important annual public dialogues on the future of forest certification and sustainable forest management: the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue.

This year, PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue's theme will be 'Making Certification SMART' focusing on how new and emerging technologies can support forest certification. 

The registration deadline is 31 October 2017.

View the events on CTI & Timber Industry Calendar.

 

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Super Talks: Talking Timber | 21 September 2017 | London

On Thursday 21st September, the London Design Fair will host 'Super Talks | Talking Timber', a lively panel discussion organised by the Wood Awards.

During the event - to take place at the Old Truman Brewery in London from 3pm to 4pm - previous Wood Awards winners will explore the role of timber in the UK design world.

Topics covered will range from modern innovations to traditional craftsmanship. Established in 1971, the awards are given for excellence in British architecture and product design, and aim to recognise, encourage and promote outstanding design and installation in the world’s only naturally sustainable material.

Previous Wood Awards winners include Foster + Partners, Arup, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Benchmark and Katie Walker. A record of thirty-four projects have been selected for the 2017 shortlist, including projects by dRMM, 6a, Alison Brooks, ercol and Gareth Neal.

Brand strategist David Michon will chair the seminar, while the panel will include Alex de Rijke (dRMM), Sebastian Cox (Sebastian Cox Ltd) and Yael Mer (Raw-Edges Design Studio).

To register for free, click here.

View this event on CTI TImber Industry Calendar.

 

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BWF Fire Door Safety Week Seminar | 28 September 2017 | London

On Thursday 28th September 2017, in conjunction with the national safety awareness campaign Fire Door Safety Week, the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) will host a CPD accredited seminar with industry experts on fire safety, at The Building Centre in London.

The event - taking place from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm - will touch upon a variety of topics including third party certification, design, specification, installation, inspection and maintenance, regulations and enforcement as well as ironmongery, intumescent and glass products incorporated in fire doors.

This seminar is designed for anyone who is responsible for fire safety in the buildings that they own or manage, or those involved in the design, specification and control of fire doors in new and existing buildings.

The panel includes speakers from:

- BWF Certifire Fire Scheme

- Fire Door Inspection Scheme

- London Fire Brigade

- Guild for Architectural Ironmongers

- The Glass and Glazing Federation

To book your tickets, click here.

Half of the income generated from the seminar will be donated to the Children’s Burns Trust. For more information, contact the BWF at bwf@bwf.org.uk

Viw this event on CTI Timber Industry Calendar.

 

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Wood For Good workshop: 'The Modern Timber House' | 28 September 2017 | London

On Thursday 28th September 2017, Wood For Good, in collaboration with the The Built Environment Trust, will hold a free workshop focused on wood applications in housing design and construction.

The event - to take place from 6pm to 8.30pm at the Building Centre in London - will offer "a glimpse into what the future of timber housing might look like."

In particular, the workshop will explore the range of modern timber technologies available today and their various uses in the delivery of tall buildings, social and affordable homes, urban and rural housing, and refurbishments and extensions.

The evening will begin with Ruth Slavid's review of Peter Wilson's book The Modern Timber House, followed by a panel discussion on paradigms, technologies and the future of wooden housing. As always, Mange will entertain palates with their famously delicious food and drink. 

Speakers include:

  • Ruth Slavid, Freelance journalist and communicator in architecture, landscape and construction
  • Peter Wilson, managing director at Timber Design Initiatives Ltd
  • Alex de Rijke, founding Director of dRMM
  • Liam Dewar, founder of Eurban
  • Gavin White, director at Ramboll UK

To reserve your place, click here.

View the event on CTI Timber Industry Calendar.

 

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