Art and Joy of Wood

Confirmed speakers

Welcome to the website for our conference and exhibition

This conference and exhibition is one of a number of global events to celebrate the International Year of Forests. It has been proposed in the firm belief that greater wood use can make a significant and valuable contribution to society’s desire for a more sustainable future. It is also based on the conviction that a sustainable and prosperous forest products sector is essential for sustainable forest management.

On these pages you will find a description of the conference programme and information about how to register and submit proposals for papers and presentations. In addition to the conference, there will also be an exhibition and a number of cultural events that demonstrate the art and joy of working with wood and should enliven the discussions.

The overall aim of the conference is to help participants understand the outlook for wood products and develop strategies for future development. If you are sceptical about the potential to expand wood use, come along and see if the presentations and discussions can persuade you that wood has a bright future in a more sustainable World. If you love wood already, come to share your experiences and take away new ideas to benefit your work.

Conference and exhibition organisers

This conference and exhibition is being hosted by the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests and is being organised by the Institue of Wood Science and Technology, Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute and Indian Forest Research Institute, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International Wood Culture Society and International Union of Forest Research Organizations.