25 October 2018– Conference: Sustainably sourced tropical timber

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Background

In today’s world, reliable data is the key to unlocking market share in any business – and the market for verified sustainable timber is no exception. Good data helps identify the best market areas and segments to target efforts to grow share and has the potential to increase overall transparency and trust in tropical timber. But, while there is general agreement that the European timber sector’s shift to sustainability must be data driven, right now we don’t have the high quality intelligence needed to determine the action required to generate market momentum.

That’s why the 2018 European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (STTC) Conference will be centered around the theme of market intelligence. Take part and you’ll share and learn from the experience of trade federations, governments and NGOs in both gathering data and using it to support verified sustainable tropical timber uptake. You’ll also hear impact updates on STTC participants’ latest activities.

The STTC conference will also link to the ATIBT conference held at the same venue on October 24 to celebrate the first anniversary of the Fair and Precious label. Both events will also be excellent opportunities to network with buyers, suppliers and specifiers.

Learn about

  • The impact of the STTC so far and future plans;
  • Why market intelligence is critical to driving the tropical timber market;
  • How data can translate into practical action;
  • Best practices on data gathering and creating an enabling environment;
  • How to establish collaboration with market partners.

Participants and speakers
The Conference will gather STTC partners and participants, representatives of the public sector, timber trade federations, timber traders, NGOs and other stakeholders.

Practicalities
The conference will be held in the Botanical Gardens in Paris. Online registration is open now and more information on the programme will follow soon.

Programme

The conference will be held in the Botanical Gardens in Paris. Online registration is open now and more information on the programme will follow soon.

Practicalities

The conference will be held in the Botanical Gardens in Paris. Online registration is open now and more information on the programme will follow soon.

Registration


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The STTC conference on October 25 is free of charge (including lunch, drinks and refreshments). However, for cancellations after October 15 we have to charge a no-show fee of €50 per person.