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22 September, 2017

SAFCOL Forestry Industrialisation Conference 2017

Please find hereunder an invitation to the abovementioned Conference which is to take place on 4 & 5 October 2017 in Kempton Park.

The purpose of this Conference is to bring together forestry related decision makers and corporate stakeholders from both the public and private sectors of business to explore the industry status quo, challenges to be addressed and opportunities to be exploited; including alignment to international developments and to create exposure for the industry to the broader South Africa.

Topics to be discussed during the conference plenary sessions include;
  • Afforestation and re-afforestation - reduction of temporarily unplanted (TUP) area
  • Wood Processing & engineering - improvement of recovery rates
  • Opportunities for new product development, market development and alternative wood based products and industrialisation
  • Opportunities in post felling and post processing waste
  • Implementation and regulation (downstream manufacturing and opportunities, infrastructure applications like buildings and bridges etc. challenges of lack of wood culture, designs, exposure etc.);
  • Education and skills (schooling, research and post-school training) as well as industry participation in the development and assimilation of relevant content;
  • Promotion of Wood Culture - use of wooden structures for public buildings and human settlements.
  • Security of supply of raw material, regional integration and investment in Africa
  • Funding and insurance

Should you be interested in attending please follow the link on the invite below.

SAFCOL Conference 2017

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