Dubai WoodShow 2017 launches Timber Legality & Climate Change Forum

Dubai WoodShow 2017, in association with the International TechnicalTropical Timber Association (ATIBT), will organise the Timber Legality & Climate Change Forum in Dubai from March 4-6, 2017.

The conference is held under the patronage of UAE Ministry of Climate Change & Environment and will discuss the potential of forests, share new technologies and renewable products, exhibit solutions in the timber industry, and call on governments, civil society, and the private sector to promote investment in forests.

Dawood Al Shezawi, chairman of Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions, organiser of Dubai WoodShow said, “Sustainability is the future of this industry. The ATIBT Conference is key for discussing initiatives, which will help the socio-economic development of timber-producing countries. As the Middle East’s leading platform for wood and woodworking machinery, DWS takes pride in hosting this forum, which will be a milestone for the wood industry in the region.”

In recent years, ATIBT has become a key partner for various timber stakeholders as well as European governmental institutions, playing a crucial role in the implementation of international programs.

Al Shezawi added: “We anticipate that the inaugural edition of the conference will attract participation from prominent countries and decision makers in the internal wood industry.”

ATIBT was founded in 1951, prompted by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

The Dubai WoodShow, which is the biggest wood industry trade show in the Middle East, will be held from March 7 to 9 at the Dubai World Trade Center.