The ATIBT was present at the Carrefour International du Bois (CIB) in Nantes on May 28, 29 and 30, 2024


As every year, the ATIBT had a booth at the CIB in Nantes, which this year was particularly competitive, with some 640 stands and 13 000 visitors (39% of foreigners). The CIB in Nantes is gradually becoming Europe's largest trade show dedicated primarily to the timber and timber products trade. 

For this 2024 edition, the ATIBT had a large booth, divided into two parts: one organized as an agora to organize round-table formats once again, the other as a "B to B" space, in a dynamic of exchanges with our members and partners.

This booth, mostly financed by the ATIBT projects, took into account the orientations sought in the implementation of these projects. The ASP-Green Pact project, launched in Cameroon with EU support, was central. ATIBT also counted on the support of ITTO, which was represented by Mr. Nurudeen IDDRISU, also with the support of PEFC International as well as on the presence of official representatives from Cameroon (Mr. DJOGO and Mr. KAFFO), Congo (Mr. TATY, Director of Cabinet of HE Rosalie MATONDO and Mrs. EBINA TARAGANZO) and Gabon (Mr. SIMBA). We were also joined by Mr CHARGOY, Vice Minister of Development for the State of Quintana Roo in Mexico. 

We'd like to thank all our partners for making this event such a success.

16 round-table discussions and two conferences on EUDR, the latter organized in partnership with AHEC (American Hardwoods Export Council) and FNB (Fédération Nationale du Bois), took place, the first on the booth and the conferences in large dedicated rooms.

The round-table discussions focused on issues affecting Cameroon's forestry and timber industry.

A delegation from Central America was also present, in view of the activities being developed on various projects in Mexico and Guatemala in connection with the Selva Maya.

This edition of the CIB was an opportunity to reinforce the messages already addressed in 2022, namely the value of certification on European markets, in a changing regulatory context (implementation of the EUDR, CITES, log exports, etc.). Another theme addressed was the importance of promoting lesser-known species.

Finally, the stand provided an opportunity to communicate on other ATIBT activities, in particular CITES issues and the updating of the "Contracts & Uses" sheets, among others, while taking into account the current European context for the use of wood in construction.

Our ATIBT stand was above all a place of welcome for our members and partners during countless exchanges.

The various recordings and documents presented will be released over the next two weeks.