The IMM programme’s Nantes Trade Consultation and a conference planned by ATIBT will now be held jointly on 31 May, during the Carrefour du Bois trade show. The event will take place at Exhibition Park la Beaujoire.
ATIBT will open the conference with a series of short presentations covering the organisation’s mission as well as some of its most recent activities, including the Lesser Known Species (LKTS) project and the Fair and Precious tropical timber promotion programme.
IMM will then speak about sustainable forest management in Indonesia, trends in EU tropical timber trade, results from the EU furniture sector scoping study and FLEGT recognition in European public procurement.
The afternoon will be dedicated to workshops on the following topics:
- Purchase dynamics for companies sourcing from Indonesia, including knowledge about legality and sustainability standards
- FLEGT impacts on Central African producing countries
- Market trends for tropical timber in Europe
Presentations will be held in English or French, with simultaneous translation available.
Participation is open to representative of private companies and trade associations only.
Sarah Storck, IMM Lead Consultant