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Wednesday, 09 August 2017
STTC Conference 2017


Thursday 21 September 2017, Aarhus (Denmark)

The European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (STTC) Conference 2017 will provide an opportunity to learn how to sell the positive story that sustainably sourced tropical timber has to tell; to discuss the challenges, share knowledge and best practice with colleagues from across Europe on marketing the material to a range of audiences. It will also be a great opportunity to network with buyers, suppliers and specifiers.

The STTC Conference 2017 will be under the guidance of key note speaker Nigel Hollis, Executive Vice President of and Chief Global Analyst of market researchers Kantar Millward Brown, and moderator Peter Woodward of Quest Associates.

It will explore how to improve the image of sustainably sourced tropical timber and market it as a rich and diverse resource that contributes to forest conservation – and do that in a way that appeals to specifiers, end users and consumers.

The STTC Conference 2017 will explore how to improve the image of sustainably sourced tropical timber and market it as a rich and varied resource that can contribute to forest conservation – and to do so in a manner that appeals to users and consumers.

Learn about

  • progress made by STTC members
  • new initiatives and projects marketing sustainably sourced tropical timber – how can you work with them?
  • communicating the benefits of tropical timber use and best practice, looking at Life Cycle Analysis (LCA); contributions to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Climate Change Mitigation
  • marketing Lesser Known Timber Species
  • opportunities for a European tropical timber and pulp and paper covenant
  • sustainable sourcing promotion by timber trade federations.

Multi-sector open discussion

The STTC Conference 2017 will gather STTC partners and participants, timber trade federations, timber traders, construction sector representatives, NGOs and other stakeholders. It will also include opportunities for delegate input, including interactive plenaries and table talks.

The full program will be published soon at


The venue is Centralværkstedet: Værkmestergade 9, 8000 Aarhus C. You can book a room with 15% discount at the hotels Comwell and WakeUp mentioning the STTC conference at Centralværkstedet.

Excursion and Networking dinner,- September 20, 2017, 14:00

Interested in seeing the city you are visiting from a sustainably sourced tropical timber perspective? Aarhus is among the cities with the highest, most diverse use of tropical timber in every day and iconic use. On September 20th, delegates can join an FSC Denmark-organised tour to the most interesting construction applications and other uses of tropical timber in the city. Meet the construction companies and designers behind the projects and learn why they chose sustainably sourced tropical timber.

The tour will end in the spectacular settings of Aarhus harbour, where the European STTC and FSC Denmark invite you to a networking dinner.

  • 14:00 Walk to see showcase projects (3.5-5 km walk)
  • 18:00 Networking dinner (costs will be announced soon)

Information and Registration

The STTC conference on September 21 is free of charge (including lunch, drinks and refreshments).

Please click here to register, and for more information please contact Joyce Penninkhof joyce.penninkhof at probos point nl, +31 (0) 317-466557 or Kristian Jørgensen kristian at fsc point dk, +45 2887 7808

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