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Conference „Opportunities & Benefits of sustainable tropical timber“ at Spoga Gafa trade fair, Cologne

European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (STTC) event, organized by FSC® Germany

To the visitors of the Spoga Gafa fair in Cologne this September.
Tropical timber distinguishes itself by durability, firmness and other technical qualities and has a different optical appearance. In spite of these excellent product features, the use of tropical timber has considerably decreased for garden furniture, deckings and other purposes in Europe in the last years.

FSC Germany organizes an event about the opportunities and benefits of sustainable tropical timber within the scope of the European STTC. It will focus on concrete marketing advantages and possibilities and go into the juridical basic conditions for importing tropical timber. The event addresses category managers for timber products, but also CSR and marketing experts.

Confirmed speakers:
• Jana Stange, Speaker Environment & CSR, BHB e.V.
• Jörg Schwabe, Speaker Due Diligence, Raw Timber, GD Holz Service GmbH
• Andreas Brede, Advisor Forest-relevant sustainability initiatives Programme Social and Environmental Standards, GIZ
• Dr. Stefan Wellhöfer; WELLTrade international timber agency

Date & time: September 1st, 2014. 1.30pm – 3pm. Refreshments offered at 1pm.
Location: SpogaGafa Congress-Centre East, 2nd floor, Conference Room 5
1.30pm and will end at about 03.00pm. Location is the Congress-Centre East, 2nd floor.

To attend, please contact Mareike Kroener:

About the Program

After good initial progress, sustainable forest management in tropical regions, where good forest management practices are most urgently needed, is lagging behind. There is now a unique momentum for mainstreaming sustainable tropical timber. Both in Europe and in North America legality measures are being introduced that will have large-scale impact on the tropical timber sector. The European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (European STTC) aims to increase demand for timber from sustainably managed forests to a mainstream level as key unlocking move for the tropical timber sector. Find out how you can join this coalition.

Message of the European STTC

As the European STTC we would like to send a clear message to the tropical timber producers in the tropics. See our message here: