Full details of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) national conference programme are now live.
With a global theme this year looking at the UK’s role in forestry worldwide, the highlights include speakers from Australia, the United States, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland and the UK.
These leading world experts will be covering topics such as the UK’s contribution to forestry on the world stage, conserving tropical forests, why professional foresters matter, the importance of biodiversity and ways to inspire the next generation of young professionals.
There will also be panel question sessions and discussions and a video address from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, as well as a Ministerial Address by Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
Speakers include: Georges Bazongo, West Africa Director, TREE AID, Burkina Faso; Alexander Buck, Executive Director, IUFRO, Austria; Rachel Butler, Executive Director, Global Timber Forum, UK; Rob de Fégley, President, Institute of Foresters, Australia; Professor Sandra Harding, Vice-Chancellor & President of James Cook University, Australia; Steve Jennings, Partner, 3Keel, UK; Tony Juniper, Executive Director of Advocacy and Campaigns, WWF, and author of “What nature does for Britain” and “Rainforests: dispatches from Earth’s most vital frontlines”, UK; Professor Anna Lawrence MICFor, Forestry and Arboriculture Research Consultant, UK; Robert Matthews, Forest Research, UK; Duncan Pollard MICFor, Head of Sustainability, Nestlé, Switzerland; Lacey Rose RPF, Forester and Co-Founder of Women in Wood, Canada; Luis Nevis Silva, New Generations Plantations Project Leader, WWF, Portugal; Frances Seymour, Distinguished Senior Fellow at World Resources Institute; Co-author of “Why Forests, Why Now”, USA; Berry Wiersum, CEO, Sappi Europe.
The ICF national conference, the UK’s Role in Global Forestry, takes place at Examination Schools, 75-81 High Street, Oxford, on 10 and 11 April. For further information and booking visit: www.charteredforesters.org/ukglobalforestry
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