Industry Events

Wood for Good Marketing Summit - Spring 2018 | 13 March 2018 | London

On Tuesday 13th March 2018, Wood For Good will hold its Spring 2018 Marketing Summit at the MSE Meeting Rooms in London.

Based on a successful first event in 2017, this half-day workshop - to take place from 13.30 to 16.30 - will bring together Marketing and Communications professionals working in the timber industry.

Speaking at the event will be Chris Ashworth, founder of Competitive Advantage, a strategic sales and marketing consultancy exclusively for the building products and construction sector.

The Grenfell tower fire has shaken up the construction industry as a whole. The much awaited final report of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety by Dame Hackitt is due to be published in April. This review will have consequences for the way we advertise and promote building products.

The event will feature an in-depth discussions around how to assess and prepare for the potential impact of the Hackitt review on promoting timber products in the near future.

Main topics to be debated include:

  • Assess the potential impact of the Hackitt report on marketing timber products
  • Hear from experts in issues management and communication, and find out how others prepare for the likely outcomes of the Hackitt report
  • Discuss your concerns and perspectives with peers and develop new insight
  • Find out more about Wood for Good and what our current plans are

The event is free to attend for Wood for Good supporters. Discounts are available for BWF and TTF member companies.

To reserve your place, click here.

View the event on the CTI & Industry Calendar.

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/wood-good-marketing-summit-spring-2018-13-march-2018-london]

Wood availability to take centre stage at TIMCON's general meeting

The Timber Packaging and Pallet Confederation (TIMCON) has warned that shortages in the supply of small logs to the UK market have reached an unprecedented level due to ongoing combination of high global demand and supply scarcities.

The confederation has organised a general meeting at the Manchester Marriott hotel on March 14th to discuss the topic in details.

The aim of the event is to help TIMCON's members, particularly manufacturers, understand and discuss a response to the latest developments in this area.

The meeting will include updates on UK timber supply, the state of the UK pallet and packaging market and global timber flows from a panel which includes Andrew Heald, technical director of CONFOR on UK timber supply; global timber flows by Hikki Vidgren of Pőyry Consulting; and Guy Watt of John Clegg Consulting; and an open forum discussion for members.

Stuart Hex, TIMCON general secretary, said: “We have monitored the escalating demand and supply issues for many months and our industry now faces a perfect storm of reduced inputs and higher prices for manufacturers and our customers. “It is crucial that our industry stays well organised and that we communicate with one another and with our customers to mitigate the effects of this situation." 

"The meeting on Manchester on March 14th will be an essential part of this process. “In the meantime, it’s important not to lose sight of the fact that timber still remains the most economical choice of raw material for manufacturing pallets and packaging. It is also the most environmentally friendly: it is reusable, repairable and recyclable and is a vital part of the circular economy."

View the event on the CTI Industry Calendar.

 

[News URL: http://www.cti-timber.org/content/wood-availability-take-centre-stage-timcons-general-meeting]