Industry Events

'Circular economy in the built environment' conference | 21 September 2016 | London

On Wednesday 21 September 2016, the Building Centre in London will host the conference 'Circular economy in the built environment'.

The event - organised in collaboration between Arup and The Built Environment Trust - will explore the concept of circular economy in the construction sector, providing an opportunity for dialogue, learning and discussion.

The conference invites leading policy makers, designers, engineers and economists to share their views and expertise on the circular economy, and what the concept could mean for the future of the built environment. Industry experts will discuss how we should change the way we develop, procure, design, construct, operate, maintain and repurpose our cities, infrastructure, buildings and services.

The first part of the afternoon will explore the economic case for the circular economy, looking at ‘why’ this concept has the potential to transform our industry. This will include a conversation on government policy, financial models and the business case. The second part of the afternoon will focus on the ‘how’; exploring current best practice and emerging approaches for applying the circular economy within the context of architecture, design and engineering practice.

Speakers include:

  • Duncan Baker-Brown, director and owner of BBM Sustainable Design
  • Cecile Fraraud, circular economy lead at Peterborough City Council
  • Gregory Hodkinson, chairman at Arup
  • Nitesh Magdani, director of sustainability at BAM Construct UK
  • Andrew Richmond, policy and programme manager at Greater London Authority
  • Stuart Smith, director at Arup
  • Ken Webster, head of innovation at Ellen MacArthur Foundation

For more information and booking, click here.

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Adriatic Wood Days | 2-5 October 2016 | Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Adriatic Wood Days (AWD) 2016 will be held in Dubrovnik (Sheraton Hotel, Dubrovnik, Srebreno) from 2nd to 5th October 2016.

AWD is the largest and most comprehensive sectoral event in Southeast Europe and the Mediterranean, and the participants will adopt conclusions and propose recommendations to decision-makers of sectoral policies at the regional, European and global level.

Adriatic Wood Days (AWD) comprises four thematically related and yet programmatically separate international conferences with main thematic emphasis on European Model of Cascading Use of Wood and Influence on the Future of the Sector:

  • Hotel Interiors Furnishing and Product Design
  • Greater Use of Wood in Construction
  • Timber Trade and Wood Products Marketing
  • Investment Profitability in Pellet Production and Cogeneration

A joint plenary lectures will also take place, which will link the conferences and discuss the most current topics in the sector, especially the European model of cascading use of wood recently presented by the European Commission. Main topics include certification, design, sustainable forest management, building competency and development centres, encouraging investments in wood processing, achieving low-carbon impacts and the development of rural and mountainous areas.

AWD 2016 programme is available here. More information about the entire event, particular conferences and opportunities for participation, can be found on

It is also possible to contact the organisers directly via e-mail: [email protected] or phone: +385 1 6329 111.

An overview of the last years' edition is available here.

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EFI Annual Conference & Bioeconomy seminar | 22-24 September 2016 | Vienna, Austria

The European Forest Institute (EFI) will hold its 2016 Annual Conference on 22–24 September 2016 in Vienna, Austria.

The event is organised in cooperation with University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Department of Forest and Soil Sciences and the Austrian Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape.

The EFI Annual Conference also includes an open seminar entitled ‘Forest-based innovations: a key for Europe’s bioeconomy' to take place on 23 September.

The seminar will focus on the role of innovation in the forest-based sector and implications towards a European bio-economy.

For more information click here or contact EFI at [email protected]

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Global Timber Conference | 19-21 September 2016 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The inaugural Global Timber Conference (GTC 2016) will take place from 19 to 21 September 2016 at the Pullman Bangsar Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Hosted by the Malaysian Timber Industry Board, the Global Timber Conference 2016 will focus on 'Harnessing Sustainable Global Growth'.

The event is expected to bring together over 400 odd regional policy makers, experts and captains from the United States, Europe, East-Asia, North-Asia and ASEAN representing industry practitioners, government officials and regulators in the timber and timber-products industry.

More than 20 Guest Speakers representing government agencies, timber research bodies, timber associations and commercial companies from over 10 countries will gather to debate a wide gamut of topics: • Global Timber Outlook; • Sustainable Natural and Plantation Timbers; Management; • Global Supply Chains, Standards and Certifications for Timber Industry; • Advanced Materials for New Products Development; • Timber as The Game Changer In The Building Sector; • Insights on The Future Of Furniture Industry; • Global Timber Leaders Forum.

For detailed program, visit

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Wood For Good conference on Innovative Timber Houses | 3 May 2016 | Edinburgh

The first Wood for Good Spring 2016 conference - The Innovative Timber House: The New Architecture of Wood? - will take place on Tuesday 3 May 2016 at the King Khalid Building in Edinburgh.

The conference programme is designed to offer valuable insights to architects, engineers, planners, construction and housing professionals operating in, or supplying to, the Scottish and UK housing markets.

"In the fast changing and highly competitive world of housing design and construction, speed of innovation is increasingly recognised as the only sustainable advantage and one that can be met by the distinctive benefits provided by new timber solutions", say the organisers.

"Demand for new housing throughout the UK is rising inexorably and with it the need for new approaches to housebuilding that also address the funding and land acquisition challenges which, in their interaction, can stimulate urgently needed innovative design and manufacturing solutions. Modern housing design also requires sophisticated responses to changing demographics, continuously rising building standards and the integration of smart technologies as well as answers to environmental concerns and the better utilisation of indigenous resources such as timber."

To register to the event, visit For further information, it is also possible to contact Peter Wilson at [email protected] or 0131 554 8643.

The Innovative Timber House is part of Wood for Good’s Spring 2016 conference programme. Through the course of four one-day events to be held in different parts of the UK during May and June, a series of separate but interconnected housing themes will be explored in detail.

Each one-day conference will investigate the latest developments and innovations in the use of timber products and construction systems and their relationship to other complementary areas of building technology and energy use.

The complete list of Wood for Good workshops is available here.


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