Global timber and forestry events in 2024

ProPopulus Team

In 2024, the global timber and forestry industry is set to witness a series of significant events that will bring together professionals, researchers, and enthusiasts from around the world. These events span various themes, from sustainability and innovation to market trends and the future of European forests.

Professionals and enthusiasts alike will have the opportunity to participate in these events, contributing to the ongoing dialogue surrounding sustainable practices, technological advancements, and the future of our forests.

Let’s take a closer look at the key dates, locations, and highlights of some of these events.

Eurobois 2024:

Date: February 6 – 9, 2024

Location: Lyon, France

Eurobois 2024 is a significant event in the woodworking and timber industry. The conference features an array of exhibitions, conferences, and demonstrations, providing attendees with insights into the latest technologies and trends shaping the European timber market.

Programme and agenda here.

Euractiv Virtual Conference: The Future of EU Forests:

Date: February 20, 2024 (9:30 – 10:45 CET)

Location: Virtual

The virtual conference by Euractiv delves into the future of EU forests, exploring sustainable practices and policy considerations. Participants will engage in discussions on how the European Union can best manage its forests to ensure environmental conservation and economic viability.

Agenda here. Registration here

International Mass Timber Conference 2024:

Date: March 26-28, 2024

Location: Portland, Oregon (USA)

The International Mass Timber Conference 2024, hosted by WoodWorks, is a premier event focusing on the latest trends and innovations in mass timber construction. Participants will explore sustainable building practices and the role of timber in shaping the future of construction.

Registration and more info here.

XXVI IUFRO World Congress – Forests and Society: Towards 2050:

Date: June 23-29, 2024

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

The XXVI IUFRO World Congress is a global gathering of forestry experts and researchers. The event aims to address the challenges facing forests and society as we move towards 2050, emphasizing the role of research and collaboration in sustainable forest management.

Registration here.

SWST Annual Convention in Portorož, Slovenia:

Date: June 30 – July 5, 2024

Location: Portorož, Slovenia

The Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST) Annual Convention in Portorož promises to be a gathering of experts discussing cutting-edge research and advancements in wood science and technology. Attendees can expect a vibrant exchange of ideas and knowledge in this picturesque Slovenian coastal town.

Abstract submission closes February 15, 2024. To summit your abstract, click here.

Innovation in the Forest Sector – A Reality or Wishful Thinking?:

Date: 8-9 September,

Location: Blankenburg, Germany

Organized by Forest Europe, this event explores the prospects of innovation in the forest sector. Attendees will engage in discussions on the practicality and feasibility of introducing innovative practices to enhance sustainability and productivity in forestry.

More information here.

EUSTAFOR Ministerial Conference – Forest Europe:

Date: October 1-2, 2024

Location: Bonn, Germany

The EUSTAFOR Ministerial Conference under the Forest Europe initiative is a key gathering of European forestry ministers. Discussions will revolve around policies and strategies aimed at promoting sustainable forest management and conservation.

More information here.

EGURTEK – International Forum of Architecture and Construction in Wood:

Date: October 16-17, 2024

Location: Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Spain

EGURTEK is an international forum focused on architecture and construction in wood. Held at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre, this event brings together professionals to discuss the latest trends and innovations in wooden architecture and construction.

More information here.

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