The event, which focuses on international timber market trends, will take place in Taormina, hosted by the Italian Association of the Wood Trader Industries (Fedecomlegno of FederlegnoArredo). The European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) and the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) are organising it once again in combination with the local association.

Proceedings start on the evening of October 16 with a social reception at UNAHOTELS Capotaormina.

On October 17 & 18 participants will attend the conference taking place in the hotel congress centre.

The conference will offer the opportunity to deeply scrutinize trends in the timber market focusing on facts and figures showing softwood production as well as consumption in the most relevant countries for the business worldwide.

“Speakers will give a perspective about the future that we – as sawmillers and timber traders – are facing in those moments of sudden changes due to the conflicts in different regions and which are deeply affecting the way we live,” said the organisers.

“Simultaneously they will address important topics ranging from geopolitical situations, new requirements on timber trading – such as EUDR – and they will outline the future prospects of the timber market evaluating the economic impact on global markets for the coming years.”