Industry Events

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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ATIBT International Forum | 4-6 March 2017 | Dubai, UAE

The next international forum organised by the Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux (ATIBT) will be held from 4 to 6 March 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The event will take place just before the Dubai Woodshow (7-9 March) giving attendees the opportunity to network with major Tropical Timber Industry stakeholders from all over the world.

The Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux (ATIBT) is an alliance of timber sector companies and organisations in Central African Republic, Republic of Congo and Ivory Coast, largely European timber traders and associations, NGOs and other international agencies. Its goal is to promote the sustainable development of the central African timber sector, and promote its business and products on the international stage.

For more information, click here.

 

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BRE to host first event of Grown in Britain Week 2016 | 10 October 2016 | Watford

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) will host the launch of Grown in Britain Week 2016 with a conference & exhibition on Monday 10 October 2016.

The event - taking place at Garston Watford from 10 am to 3 pm - will present and demonstrate British timber in construction. It will also allow delegates to visit the Zerobills house on the Innovation Park and learning about the latest Grown in Britain timber products and thinking concerning using local timber in construction projects.

"We are delighted that BRE have agreed to host our launch event for Grown in Britain Week 2016. BRE are a world class organisation that have been one of most active founding partners for the Grown in Britain movement but they have gone above and beyond by leading on several key areas of research that have already created new markets for homegrown timber products, challenging imports and creating valuable local jobs", said Grown in Britain CEO Dougal Driver.

For more information and registration, click here.

Join the discussion on Twitter through the hashtag #GIBWeek2016.

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TTF State of Industry / Brexit Debate | 14 September 2016 | London

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) will hold a debate focused on the impact of Brexit on UK Timber Industry at the Building Centre in London in the afternoon of Wednesday 14th September 2016.

The ‘State of the Market - Brexit Debate’ will be opened by TTF Managing Director David Hopkins. Speakers include Noble Francis, Economic Director for the Construction Products Association (CPA) giving an overview on market conditions and projections for the UK housing and construction sector as a whole; Mikael Eliasson, President of Swedish Wood giving the view from the UK’s largest timber supplier. The full agenda is available here.

Although too early to give any definitive long term analysis, this half day debate is designed to shed some light on the impact of Brexit so far from producers, importers and the wider market. Subjects of discussion include:

  • What does Brexit mean for the timber supply chain in the UK? 
  • How will trade with EU countries be affected?
  • What is the outlook for the sectors timber traders and distributors sell into, particularly housing?

To book your free place at the event, click here.

In parallel with the debate, the TTF has also launched an online survey among its members aimed to identify the key issues within the Timber Industry following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.

The consultation will help the Federation map the likely implications of Brexit for the sector - including the UK Government’s exit negotiations with Brussels - and inform ongoing public affairs work.

 

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Scotland hosts wide range of timber in construction seminars

Architecture & Design Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, Wood for Good and the Edinburgh Napier University are jointly presenting a CPD series looking at timber in construction.

The September events calendar features both one-hour lunchtime talks in Edinburgh and afternoon seminars in Glasgow. The lunchtime seminars are free, while the seminar in Glasgow has a very modest fee (£6/£4).

Summary:

21st September / 13.45 – 17.45 / Glasgow
Solid Timber Laminate Systems
Gallery 2, The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU

27th September / 13:00 – 14:00 / Edinburgh
Glulam v. Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)
Architecture and Design Scotland, 9 Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD

28th September / 13:00 – 14:00 / Edinburgh
Hardwood or Modified Wood?
Architecture and Design Scotland, 9 Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD

For more details and booking, visit A&DS’s website

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