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Tropical Timber Forum – Agenda
8th October 2019

Tropical Timber Forum – Agenda

Agenda

10.00 DOORS OPEN |Coffee and networking

10.30 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION | David Hopkins – Managing Director, Timber Trade Federation

10.40 MARKET OVERVIEW OF TROPICAL TRADE FLOWS TO EUROPE | Mike Jeffree – Consultant and Trade Analyst, Independent Market Monitor

AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES ON TRADE

11.10 AFRICAN TRADE FLOWS | Caroline Duhesme – Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux

11.30 GABON | Dick Anning – Environmental Manager, Carl Ronnow

11.50 REPUBLIC OF CONGO | Tullia Baldassarri – Communications and Marketing Manager, Interholco

12.10 GHANA | Chris Beeko – Director, Ghana Forestry Commission, Richard Carter – Director, RJC Associates

12.30 AFRICAN TRADE PANEL DISCUSSION: Questions for the speakers about the availability of supply, pricing, logistics, future investment, and governance in Africa |
Olivier Bonneau – Director, Obbois
Caroline Duhesme – Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux, Dick Anning – Environmental Manager,
Carl Ronnow Tullia Baldassarri – Communications and Marketing Manager, Interholco
Chris Beeko – Director, Ghana Forestry Commission
Richard Carter – Director, RJC Associates

13.00 LUNCH | Food and networking

GLOBAL TRADE AND SUSTAINABILITY

13.45 WELCOME BACK | David Hopkins – Managing Director, Timber Trade Federation

13.55 INDONESIA | TBA

14.15 BRAZIL | Robbie Weich – Group Compliance Officer, Tradelink International, Hank Marchal – Managing Director, Robinson Lumber

14.35 GUYANA | Joe McKinney – Managing Director, McVantage

14.55 OPEN TIMBER PORTAL | Marie Vallee – Manager, World Resource Institute

15.05 TTF UPDATE ON FLEGT PERCEPTIONS | Lucy Kamall – Project Manager, Timber Trade Federation

15.25 TTF UPDATE ON FLEGT ACTIVITIES |David Hopkins – Managing Director, Timber Trade Federation

15.45 ROLE OF FLEGT AND CERTIFICATION PANEL DISCUSSION: Questions for the afternoon speakers on reducing business risk, and ensuring legality, and risks to the global timber trade
Peter Latham OBE – International Chairman, PEFC
Chris Beeko – Director, Ghana Forestry Commission
Mike Jeffree – Consultant and Trade Analyst, Independent Market Monitor Joe McKinney – Managing Director, McVantage

16.15 CLOSING REMARKS | David Hopkins – Managing Director, Timber Trade Federation

16.20 FINISH | Drinks reception