Drax and Tilhill Forestry to sponsor ICF conference

6 March 2019

Drax Group and Tilhill Forestry are confirmed as the headline sponsors for the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) conference this April in Oxford. Sorbus International and Forest Research are also sponsoring elements of the conference.

This flagship event for UK professional foresters has secured world experts who will cover topics such as opportunities and constraints in global forestry and sustainable development goals; how to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits from the world’s forests, asking if professional foresters matter, and how to inspire the next generation.

“Tilhill Forestry is thrilled to be a main sponsor of the ICF conference focusing on the UK’s role in global forestry,” said Peter Whitfield, business development director at Tilhill Forestry. 

“At Drax, we are committed to doing more to develop the forestry sector, both where we source biomass from and in the UK,” said Will Gardiner, CEO of Drax Group. “I am delighted to sponsor the ICF annual conference, to engage with forestry experts and discover ways in which we can play a greater role promoting forests, which are so vital globally.”

The conference will be opened by Dr Thérèse Coffey, secretary of state for the environment.