Power giant Drax and Tilhill Forestry confirmed as Headline Sponsors

Drax Group and Tilhill Forestry are confirmed as the headline sponsors for the UK’s must-attend forestry conference this April in Oxford. The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) is also pleased to announce that its Twitter Wall sponsor, Sorbus International, and conference brochure sponsor, Forest Research, have confirmed their support for another year.

This flagship event for UK professional foresters has secured world experts who will be covering topics such as opportunities and constraints in global forestry and sustainable development goals; how to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits from the world’s forests, asking if professional foresters matter, and how to inspire the next generation.

Will Gardiner, CEO of Drax Group, said:

“Using sustainably sourced forest biomass has enabled Drax to become the UK’s largest generator of renewable power, all the while contributing to the vitality, growth and biodiversity of the forests we source from.

“The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is clear that forests have are essential to the future of our planet. It is up to all of us with a stake in global forestry to help deliver clean growth, to meet climate and social objectives.

“At Drax, we are committed to doing more to develop the forestry sector, both where we source biomass from and in the UK. I am delighted to sponsor the ICF annual conference, to engage with forestry experts and discover ways in which we can play a greater role promoting forests, which are so vital globally.”

Peter Whitfield FICFor, Business Development Director at Tilhill Forestry said:

“Tilhill Forestry is truly thrilled to be a main sponsor of the Institute of Chartered Foresters conference focussing on The UK’s Role in Global Forestry. I believe that UK forestry has come of age and the outstanding range of speakers will provide an excellent variety of insights and context for where UK forestry is in global terms for both today and the scope of our potential development in the future. I have no doubt that this will be the must-attend forestry event of the year.”

For further information and booking visit: www.charteredforesters.org/ukglobalforestry

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Hester.McQueen@charteredforesters.org

 

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