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Global Timber Forum Summit tackles key trade issues

The Global Timber Forum in Shanghai next week, June 9-11, will cover a wide range of key international timber trade issues, with expert speakers drawn from around the world to address them.

The event opens with a reception on June 9, with delegates greeted by Tao Yiming and Shi Feng, respectively Secretary Generals of the Summit’s co-hosts, the China Timber and Wood Products Distribution Association and China National Forest Products Industry Association.
On June 10, following a welcome from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and State Forestry Administration, proceedings will open with a presentation on the current and future potential of timber in construction and associated markets from award-winning Canadian architect Jérôme Lapierre of Atelier Pierre Thibault.
Speakers from China, the US and UK will then discuss the topic of how trade and marketplace can be steered to attach more value to the forest resource and achieve greater value from it.
Other key focuses on day one will be forest products trade development between China and its market partners, and consumer and supplier country trade collaboration. There will also be an opportunity for trade delegates to hear and meet representatives of major donor and policy-making bodies and an interactive session on the future of the forests and market opportunities for timber.
On June 10, there will be an chance for feedback from presentations and comments on the previous day.
This will be followed by a presentation on the functionality and development of the interactive Global Timber Forum website.
Click below to read the full Global Timber Forum Shanghai Summit Agenda.