The International Forest Business Conference 2018 (IFBC2018) starts in less than 2 months!

The International Forest Business Conference 2018 (IFBC2018) starts in less than 2 months!

The most important conference in Europe – The International Forest Business Conference 2018 (IFBC2018) starts in less than 2 months! IFBC2018 will be a great opportunity to exchange industry experiences and the best market practices. This will guarantee the presence of representatives of the most influential companies from the forestry and wood sector in the world. The registration for this one-of-a-kind conference has just begun.

The event will take place on 6-8.06.2018 in the exclusive Hotel Kiston ****. The organizers ensure that the substantive side of the meeting will be at the highest level. The presence of global organizations and leaders of the forestry and wood sector will be a great asset, including representatives of the World Bank, the European Commission, timberland investment companies (GreenWood Resources, Norskog), wood industry (Steico, IKEA), forest and wood industry consulting (Pöyry, Indufor, Forstpan, ForestEdge, Margules Groome), certification companies (FSC, Exova, BM Trada, Control Union, SGS), IT firms (Taxus, Remsoft, Simosol) or the one of the best forest and wood technology universities in the world.

Main idea

The goal of the International Forest Business Conference 2018 is to focus on megatrends that shape forest and wood industry sectors, highlight transformation of forest related businesses towards a low-carbon bioeconomy, discuss tensions between sustainability and cost competitiveness, and call attention to new green innovations.


The first day of the conference will offer many attractions. Participants will be able to take part in a field trip to the STEICO factory in Czarna Woda. Guests will also visit the Europe’s largest rapid poplar plantation managed by the American company GreenWood Resources Inc. The last attraction will be the opportunity to see the Zamek Krzyżacki [Fortress of the Teutonic Knights] in Malbork, which is the largest and unconquered fortress in Europe.

The conference is dedicated to:

  • Forest management companies
  • Forest products producers
  • Fast-growing plantations managers
  • State forests
  • Pension fund managers
  • Investment analysts
  • Private forest landowners
  • Investment, hedge funds and bank managers
  • Endowments
  • Scientists and researchers within applied forest and wood industry sectors
  • Forestry and wood industry press
  • People interested in alternative, green investments
  • Forestry-related software companies

What Can You Expect?

  • Presentations and panels with industry leaders and CEO’s
  • Industry insights on global investment trends and opportunities
  • Exposure for potential customers, investors, business partners
  • Innovative and applied research methods for your business
  • Inspiring speeches from delegates from around the world
  • Comfortable stay in a luxury hotel
  • Abundant networking opportunities

More information on IFBC2018 and registration you can find in the following link:


Global Forest Investments for Professionals

Two days before the conference there will be organized a course GLOBAL FOREST INVESTMENTS FOR PROFESSIONALSThis two-day long, intensive course, with internationally recognized experts in forestry investments, will provide you a broad range of necessary fundamentals in timberland investments, and will allow you to refine practical analytical skills for immediate application. This course will allow you to grasp the best practical knowledge in a short time, taking part in real case study examples, participating in timberland portfolio optimization workshop, and having discussions with top-class instructors and other course participants.

Meet instructors

Professor Fred Cubbage (North Carolina State University), professor Clark Binkley (managing director at International Forestry Investment Advisors) will be the main instructors at the workshop.
To read more about the course, please visit:

In addition, if you register for the course, you will get 15% discount for the International Forest Business Conference (#IFBC2018). Therefore, don’t wait and register now, as there are limited spaces both for the conference and course. 

Karolina Chudy
Forest Business Analytics
phone: +48 530 283 759