In view of the unprecedented situation, the holding of these two events was innovative. Indeed, to adapt to health regulations, they were held via Webinar.
The Board took place in the morning, at 10:00 a.m.
The GA was opened at 3pm and had 50 member participants present and represented, validating the quorum.
The agenda included the following topics:
Olman SERRANO, President of ATIBT, recalled the fundamentals of the Association, its mission, its challenges and how the association tends to respond to them. With Benoit JOBBE-DUVAL, director of ATIBT, they both highlighted the key events of 2019. The Shanghai forum was the flagship event of 2019 co-organized with CTWPDA and GGSC and allowed, among other things, the signing of a collaborative partnership between ATIBT and CTWPDA and an inter-union agreement between UFIGA and UFIAG.
M ROUGERON, treasurer of the association, presented the main characteristics of the functioning of the entities of the association, and the financial aspects.
The floor was given to the new members so that they could introduce themselves and express themselves.
In the last part, the ATIBT team was able to report on the progress of activities:
Chaired by Olman SERRANO, the commission met 3 times in 2019 and has an average of 17 members. One more year, the commission focused on the sustainable and responsible development of the « African tropical timber » sector and continued the deployment of the « Fair&Precious » brand.
Its president, Nicolas BAYOL, and its secretary, Jacqueline LARDIT VAN DE POL, leads this commission notably around the questions of secondary species, rare species (CITES) and the renewal of the management plans for the second rotation.
The commission was launched on 13 February 2019, during a first meeting in Nogent-sur-Marne with Nicolas PERTHUISOT and Sophie DIROU (co-chairs) and Caroline DUHESME (secretary).
The chairman of this commission is Mr Patrick CHARPENTIER. In 2019, this commission participated in the emergence of the ADEFAC project with AFD and RIFFEAC.
Emmanuel GROUTEL chairs this commission. During the meeting held on 14 January 2020, it was recalled that this commission is the business of all professionals in the timber sector and that technical aspects are a major focus of the ATIBT.
Its chairman, Jean-Louis DOUCET, leads this important group on fundamental scientific issues in the sector.