Located on the River Elbe, Hamburg is one of the three city-states in Germany and the largest sea-port in Germany, third largest in Europe.
As per tradition, the conference will be anticipated by a cocktail reception in the early evening on the 4th October, then will officially start at 9 o’clock the following morning with the market analysis from the perspective of top-class 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 North Africa, Egypt, Japan, Russia and USA, for mentioning just a few. An insight view of the Great Britain market after the Brexit result will be one of the most interesting points of discussion of this year’s ISC. Moreover, a detailed insight view of the Canadian market and clarification on the softwood lumber agreement between USA and Canada will certainly contribute to enrich the debate between participants.
The 2017 International Softwood conference is hosted by the German Timber Trade Federation (GD HOLZ), the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) and the European Organization of the Sawmill Industry (EOS).