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Timber technology focus for PEFC UK stakeholder meeting

The theme for this year’s PEFC UK stakeholder meeting, which will be held on 16th October in London, will be innovation and technology in the forest products sector.

The keynote speaker will be Anthony Thistleton (pictured), partner at award-winning architects practice Waugh Thistleton. He will demonstrate how engineered wood products such as CLT and glulam are changing the face of our cities and influencing contemporary architecture. Since designing the first CLT structure in the UK in 2004 and completing the world’s first high-rise timber building in London in 2009, Waugh Thistleton have been passionate advocates of engineered timber.

As the drive continues to embed technical solutions in both the construction and forestry sectors, Robin Askey from Envirosense, will also explore the future role that developing technologies such as Blockchain might play in the forest certification sector, where it could have a game-changing effect on chain of custody management and supply chain transparency.

Sponsored by James Latham, SGS, AB Packaging and PEFC International, this event will be relevant to sustainability and procurement professionals trading in wood-based products including retailers, brand owners, contractors and wood products manufacturers. The afternoon will close with a networking and drinks reception.

The event is free to attend but there are a limited number of places available so prompt registration is recommended.

For more information visit: www.pefc.co.uk/events/pefc-annual-stakeholder-meeting-2018

Pic caption – Anthony Thistleton

 

 

 

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