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Press Release - Confederation of Timber Industries successfully launched

Confederation of Timber Industries successfully launched

The new and inclusive Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) launched to an enthusiastic audience at the Building Centre in London on 10 June.

The Industry has waited a long time to find a stronger representative voice to act as an umbrella organisation, representing the Timber supply chain from Forest to end of life recycling and energy recovery.

Dr Peter Bonfield CEO of BRE, launched CTI by saying: “This Industry has needed a stronger joined up voice for a very long time. This is a great moment for the Timber Industries to demonstrate their combined strength and showcase the Industry. The Industry needs to move to the top of the agenda with specifiers, designers and constructors and becomes a first choice construction product. This is an historic day, which we should all embrace to make CTI the success we all need it to be”.

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On 10 June 2015 the long awaited Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) was launched at the Building Centre, in London.

Read the press release.

Confederation of Timber Industries Launches!

The new and inclusive Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) launched to an enthusiastic audience at the Building Centre in London on 10 June.

The Industry has waited a long time to find a stronger representative voice to act as an umbrella organisation, representing the whole Timber supply chain from Forest to end of life, recycling and research.

"It will be a long journey but I am ready for this challenge", said Dirk Vennix, new CTI chief executive. "I will work hard to make wood a first choice product and expand our market", he added.

Confederation of Timber Industries launch - Highlights

CTI LAUNCH - MEDIA RECAP


The new and inclusive Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) launched to an enthusiastic audience at the Building Centre in London on 10 June 2015. CTI will act as an umbrella organisation, representing the Timber supply chain from Forest to end of life recycling and energy recovery. You can find a visual recap of the event - including photos, tweets and recordings - here.

Dave Heeley to speak at BMF Members’ Day

Dave Heeley, an inspirational, fundraising adventurer has been confirmed as the latest speaker for the Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF) Members’ Day on 16-17 September 2015. 

"Blind Dave", as he is known to his friends, is the first and only blind man to complete three separate incredible physical challenges. Among these the Marathon de Sables, a six-day, 156 mile ultra-marathon in the Sahara Desert.

Significantly, 2015 Members' Day theme is "People, Purpose & Passion" and Dave is the perfect speaker to talk about the importance of teamwork, the power of trusting in your team, and effective communication and how to use it.

Find out more on BMF website.

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