World Forestry Business Roundtable

Posted on 02 October 2009    
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Registration deadline is October 9th

October 9th is the deadline for companies to register for the World Forestry Business Roundtable, scheduled to be held on October 21st, 2009, as part of the XIII World Forestry Congress (WFC) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, thanks to the Bolivian Forestry Chamber (CFB) and with the sponsorship of Usaid/Bolivia and FAO.

This Business Roundtable is the ideal scenario to trade forest products, find investors, service providers, business solutions and other needs related to the wood industry. Registration can be done by entering

Because of its ample experience in organizing successful business roundtables and its long history –more than 40 years of continuous service to the forestry sector- the CFB is the operational body appointed by the FAO for the organization of this important commercial event.

The World Forestry Congress is held every 6 years in different countries. In 2003 it was held in Canada with close to 4,000 participants. Currently there are more than 2,000 participants enrolled to participate in the Congress in Argentina, and, for the first time, there will be a Business Roundtable and an Investment and Financing Forum for the private sector. There will be 200 businessmen and representatives from organizations from the forestry sector from more than 30 countries, among which at least 20 are Bolivian companies.

The objective of the event is to promote trade relations under the framework of sustainable development, aiming to give greater value to forests and manufactured products. The Congress also provides an opportunity to engage in business contacts between forestry stakeholders from all over the world, and hopefully enter into long term business transactions and take advantage of the current world context offered by the transformation of markets that are demanding responsible products that do not jeopardize the future productivity of forests.

For further information:
Karina Tellería, Bolivian Forestry Chamber, Tel. +591-3-3332699,,
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