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May 15, 2018

Riga will be the host for the 66th International Softwood Conference

Riga will be the host for the 66th International Softwood Conference

The 66th International Softwood Conference will be held on 10-12 October 2018 in the largest city in the Baltics – Riga, Latvia.

The event is hosted by the Latvian Timber Traders & Producers Association, the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) and the European Organization of the Sawmill Industry (EOS).

As per tradition, the conference will open with a cocktail reception, followed by the conference the next morning at the Radisson Blu Latvija. This year, there will also be opportunities to visit sawmills before the conference officially commences.

The conference will provide market analysis from the perspective of international speakers. The presentations will be focused on facts and figures showing softwood production as well as consumption in the most relevant timber markets such as USA, UK, Canada, North Africa and Egypt, Russia, France, Japan and China.

The event will include insights from the Confederation of European forest owners on resources with participation of PEFC and FSC certification system representatives.

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