Events

CIB 2024 - Programme of round tables

28.05.2024 > 30.05.2024

The ATIBT will be present at the Carrefour du Bois in Nantes with a stand in Hall XXL at the location H-19. The programme of round tables is detailed below.

The ATIBT is also co-organising 2 conferences on EUDR: one on Wednesday 29 May from 5pm to 7pm with the American Hardwood Expert Council, and one on Thursday 30 May from 2pm to 4pm with the Fédération Nationale du Bois.

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  • Tuesday May 28
  • Wednesday May 29
  • Thursday May 30

Other highlights of the day are listed under the booth programme.

11.00 - 11.45 : Introduction to the survey of europeen importers of Cameroonian certified timber 

A presentation will be made of the recent survey of importers to highlight the Cameroonian companies involved. In the ASP-Green Pact framework.

12.00 - 13.00 : Inauguration of the ATIBT booth

This year, the ATIBT booth will feature Cameroon, through the ASP Green Deal Cameroon project financed by the European Union, with the presence of representatives from the Cameroon Ministry of Forests and Fauna. The debates will cover global issues in the tropical timber sector. We will be honoured to welcome the Minister of Forest Economy of the Republic of Congo.

A presentation of the ATIBT's activities in Mexico will be given by the Governor of the State of Quintana Roo. The round table sessions, which will take place over 3 days, will be officially launched with speeches by Congo's Minister of Forest Economy, the Governor of Quintana Roo, MINFOF representatives and the ASP Cameroon project manager.

14.00 - 14.45 : Table talk "Timber processing in Cameroon, issues and challenges"

MINFOF representatives will give a presentation on the issues and challenges involved in further processing timber in Cameroon in connection with the ban of log exports in the countries of the CEMAC + DRC zone. Sharing experiences with representatives from other African countries (including the Republic of Congo, which will be represented) will enrich the discussions.

Panel to be defined

15.00 - 15.30 : FAO - Collaborative Partnership of Forests

Thais Linhares, from the FAO, will be promoting the July ministerial event at the FAO-Rome and the GROW THE SOLUTION campaign recently signed up to by all the organisations in the FAO's Collaborative Partnership of Forests (CPF).

16.00 - 17.00 : Table talk "Renewing forest management plans in tropical countries"

As the first management plans implemented in the early 2000s come to an end, it is essential to think about future management and to reflect on the successes and obstacles of the past 25 years. The ATIBT intends to work in close collaboration with the experts in its network, forestry administrations, forestry companies and other stakeholders.

Panel to be defined

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Other highlights of the day

14.30 - 16.00 : FSC Business Encounter

Other highlights of the day are listed under the booth programme.

10.00 - 10.30 : SDR tools in the framework of the EUDR

With the EUDR coming soon into force, the companies affected by this new regulation are wondering what impact it will have on their due diligence system. Several of our members have developed tools to support these companies.

Session 1 : Ekwato demo (Vincent Pelé)

11.00 - 11.45 : Table talk "Rainforest Alliance actions about Community Forest Management"

Rainforest Alliance Community Forest Management. Speakers: Emmanuelle Bérenger RA, Forest Lead & Carlos Estrada RA, Lead, Thriving Landscapes Selva Maya.

Selva Maya, Forest Community Management a Success Story. Speakers: Carlos Crasborn President, Carmelita Forest Concession & Jose Roman Rainforest Alliance, Director Forest Partnerships and Development.

Lesser-known timber species from Selva Maya and Opportunities for and experiences with conservation timber on the European market. Speakers: Carlos Estrada and Mark van Benthem PROBOS Director

Zero deforestation Traceability System. AL Invest Project. Minka Dev – ATIBT. Findings. Speaker: Juliana Mutis, Minka-Dev, Director.

14.00 - 14.30 : SDR tools in the framework of the EUDR

With the EUDR coming soon into force, the companies affected by this new regulation are wondering what impact it will have on their due diligence system. Several of our members have developed tools to support these companies.

Session 2 : 11Foundry demo

14.30 - 15.00 : Table talk "PES issues and challenges in Cameroon"

It is recognised that certified forestry companies provide environmental and social services. Consideration needs to be given to valuing them, given their importance and the need to support the work carried out by these companies and the forest concession model.

Panel to be defined

15.30 - 16.00 : Timber markets in the Republic of Congo

Ms Paulette Ebina, Director of Forestry at the Republic of Congo's Ministry of Forest Economy, will present the current state of the country's domestic timber market and the prospects for improving the supply of sustainably managed timber to this market, while speeding up local processing. There will be an opportunity for discussion with the audience. There will also be an opportunity to share experiences on domestic timber market management issues between countries in the region.

16.30 - 17.00 : SDR tools in the framework of the EUDR

With the EUDR coming soon into force, the companies affected by this new regulation are wondering what impact it will have on their due diligence system. Several of our members have developed tools to support these companies.

Session 3 : Supply Logica demo (Olivier Bonneau - Obbois)

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Other highlights of the day

10.00 - 12.30 : LCB General Assembly and round table on the EUDR

13.30 - 16.00 : Preferred by Nature side event on due diligence tools

17.00 - 19.00 : AHEC/ATIBT conference about EUDR

Other highlights of the day are listed under the booth programme.

10.00 - 10.30 : Table talk "CITES issues regarding Cameroon timber products"

Franck Monthe, coordinator of the CITES action plan at the ATIBT, will present the CITES issues specific to timber products from Cameroon.

10.30 - 11.00 : Presentation of the updated pamphlets on contracts and uses consurning tropical timber

This work, which was carried out with the support of ITTO will be presented by the project manager and the donor.

11.00 - 11.45 : Table talk "Lesser Know Timber Species in Cameroon, issues and challenges of research, production and markets"

The importance of research and development upstream and downstream in the industry, and the importance of integrating knowledge of timber gluing.

Speakers: Eric Kaffo (MINFOF CPB), Robin Doucet (Gembloux), Richard Feteke (Pallisco Operations Manager), Jean Gérard (CIRAD), Emmanuel Groutel (WALE)

12.00 - 12.45 : Table talk "The Madera Cero Deforestacion project" in the Selva Maya of Mexico

Selva Maya, community forest management and the European market. How can the EUDR challenge be met? The EU-funded Madera Cero Deforestacion project will help to meet the challenge.

The lesser known timber species of the Selva Maya are essential for the development of these communities.

Speakers: Governor of Quitana Roo, Juliana Mutis, Benoit Jobbé-Duval.

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Other highlights of the day

14.00 - 16.00 : ATIBT/FNB conference "Wich solutions to comply with the EUDR?" (Grand Palais)