The Call for Technical Session Proposals<http://www.iufro2017.ca/submissions/technical-session-proposals/> (Deadline March 30, 2016)!
Welcome to Vancouver in 2017!
The 2017 IUFRO All-Division 5 (Forest Products) Conference will be held in Vancouver, Canada from June 12th to 16th, 2017. The Conference is organized jointly by IUFRO Division 5, the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, FPInnovations, and the Society of Wood Science and Technology. In recognition of the pressing global need for the forest sector to be a leader in sustainability, diversification, and innovation, the theme of the 2017 IUFRO Division 5 Conference is: Forest Sector Innovations for a Greener Future.
This Innovation/Sustainability theme will form a unifying basis for the week-long Conference and will guide the agenda through a series of plenary sessions that will catalyze discussion on what the future forest products sector might look like. Each morning will feature two keynote presentations; one a research-based talk featuring a prominent academic, the other a more pragmatic, real-world talk featuring a prominent practitioner from industry, government, civil society, or an indigenous community. The plenary topics include:
Forest Sector Innovation; How can innovative forest sector based environmental and social approaches assure a greener future for our global society?
Innovations in Forest Products and Services; How will fibre and forests be used in the near- and long term (focus on bioenergy, biomaterials, biofuels, biochemicals, carbon and non-timber forest products)?
Innovations in Wood Building and Design; What will the next generation's needs for shelter and buildings be and how will they be met?
Innovations in Forest Management, Policy and Markets; Will there be enough biomass and sustainable products to support the growing global population?
Innovations in Business Models and Management: What will the businesses of forestry look like in the near and long-term?
Please find the link to the website for the conference here: www.IUFROdiv5-2017.ca<http://www.IUFROdiv5-2017.ca>. The Call for Technical Session Proposals<http://www.iufro2017.ca/submissions/technical-session-proposals/> is now open (Deadline March 30, 2016)!
Dr. Rob Kozak
Chair, Local Organizing Committee
Professor, UBC Faculty of Forestry
Director of Special Projects, UBC Faculty of Forestry
Director, Special Projects
Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia
2618-2424 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4 Canada
Tel: +1 604-822-2807 Fax: +1 604-822-8645
Email: jorma.neuvonen(a)ubc.ca<mailto:email@example.com> Web: www.forestry.ubc.ca<http://www.forestry.ubc.ca/>
We are very pleased to announce the Second international scientific and expert conference "Natural resources, green technology and sustainable development-GREEN/2“ which will be held in Zagreb from 5th to 7th October 2016. The first conference in 2014 was very successful with over 200 participants from 16 countries participated and 130 oral and poster presentations. Our started aim of bringing together scientists and experts from different research backgrounds was more than fulfilled. The enthusiasm and support expressed by participants has prompted us to organise the second conference.
Please, find also info on the upcoming conference, on the <http://www.green2016.sumins.hr/> GREEN/2 website .
Thanking you in advance for your attention.
On behalf of the Organization Committee
Croatian Forest Research Institute
IUFRO Working Party 5.04.13 - Industrial engineering, operations analysis and logistics is organizing a symposium on wood supply chain management on 4 May, where Sophie D'Amours, Coordinator 3.04.00 – Forest operations management, will be one of the speakers.
The programme is as follows:
· 09:00 Come Together
· 09:30 Welcome and opening - Manfred Gronalt
· 10:00 Sales and operations in sawmill industry - Sophie D'Amours
· 10:45 Logyard logistics - Maria Anna Huka
· 11:30 Timbertec architecture to support forest based industries - Andreas Boll
· 12:15 Lunch Break
· 13:30 CT-scanning is changing the production planning - Martin Pernkopf
· 14:15 Collaborative logistics - potentials and pitfalls - Mikael Rönnqvist
· 15:00 Closing - Manfred Gronalt
If this sounds interesting to you, please register by 24 April 2016 with matthias.kaltenbrunner(a)boku.ac.at.
posted on behalf of Manfred Gronalt by IUFRO Headquarters
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From: Manfred Gronalt <manfred.gronalt(a)boku.ac.at>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:00:30 +0100
Subject: Symposium "Holzindustrielles Management" IUFRO WP5.04.13
Liebe Frau Burger, anbei eine Einladung zu unserem Symposium
"Holzindustrielles Management" zu Ihrer Information.
mit freundlichen Grüßen
Prof. Dr. Manfred Gronalt
Boku - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
Department of Economics and Social Sciences
Institute of Production Economics and Logistics
Guttenberghaus, Feistmantelstr. 4
fon: <tel:%2B%2B43%201%2047654%204411> ++43 1 47654 4411
email: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> manfred.gronalt(a)boku.ac.at
From: Monica Gabay [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Montag, 22. Februar 2016 14:14
Subject: IUFRO Joint International Conference - RG 3.08, RG 9.03, WP 9.05.06
I am delighted to share with you the first announcement and call for submissions for our IUFRO International Conference "Between Tradition and Increasing Challenges: Future Development of Small-scale and Community Forestry in Times of Global Change". Some of you honor us by participating in the Scientific Committee, so I am sure we will have a very interesting meeting!
The conference will provide a unique opportunity to bring together researchers from all over the world to share evidence-based knowledge on small-scale and community forestry issues in Latin America, including the ecological, institutional and anthropogenic factors influencing the management and evolution of forests and forest landscapes. As traditional knowledge plays a substantial role in both small-scale and community forest ownership models, the integration of a historical dimension will provide an additional source of information in order to interpret and understand the challenges and constraints related to global change.
Please find attached the First Announcement as well as two pictures: the Paranaense Rainforest in Misiones, Argentina, and a workshop of mbya guarani craftspeople on valorization of the cultural value inherent to their production.
I look forward to promoting forest history and traditional knowledge (as well as community forestry) at this meeting!
All the best,
Between Tradition and Increasing Challenges:
Future Development of Small-scale and Community Forestry in Times of Global Change
IUFRO International Conference
3.08.00 - Small-scale forestry;
9.03.00 - Forest history and traditional knowledge
9.05.06 - Community forestry
Foz do Iguacu /
26. Sept. 2016 – 29. Sept. 2016
Post-Conference Tour: Misiones
30. Sept. – 02. Oct. 2016
Training School on "Marketing of Wild Forest Products: theory and practice"
A Call for the Training School on "Marketing of Wild Forest Products: theory and practice" under COST Action FP1203: European NWFPs Network is open. Training Schools are an important part of COST Actions and are intended to share knowledge and support collaboration. Within the scope of COST Action FP-1203 a Training School offering a general overview on methodological aspects related with non-wood forest product marketing has been prepared by Task Force 4 (Marketing). Topics to be covered include the business context analysis: (relationship product/market; property rights/ regulative framework), strategic marketing (segmentation - targeting), differentiation, positioning), operational marketing (marketing mix: 4+2 Ps, with special focus on pricing, logistic, branding, e-business, customer-supplier relationships). The course will combine theoretical lessons, case studies analysis and the presentation of some tools for marketing research: DBs (trade data, regulations, Codex Alimentarius, Google Analytics, …), value chain analysis, network analysis, social capital analysis. Discussions on real case studies presented to the participants will be also carried out. Early Stage Researchers are particularly encouraged to attend to this Training School. Attendance certificates will be issued to the participants.
Date: 14-18 March 2016
Location: San Vito di Cadore, Belluno, Italy
Organizers: COST Action FP1203: European NWFPs Network
Submit application by: 19 February 2016
Details at: http://www.nwfps.eu/training-school-marketing
posted by IUFRO Headquarters on behalf of Luis Fontes, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa