The 2017 IUFRO Division 5
The 2017 IUFRO Division 5 (Forest Products) Conference will be held in Vancouver, BC from June 12th to 16th at the Pinnacle Hotel (downtown Vancouver). The Conference is jointly organized by IUFRO Division 5 and the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, FPInnovations, and the Society of Wood Science and Technology (60th International Convention). In recognition of the pressing global need for the forest sector to be a leader in sustainability, diversification, and innovation, the theme of the 2017 IUFRO Division 5 Conference is:
Forest Sector Innovations for a Greener Future
This Innovation/Sustainability theme will form a unifying basis for the week-long Conference and will guide the agenda
through a series of plenary sessions that will catalyze discussion on what the future forest products sector might look like.
Each morning will feature two keynote presentations; one a research-based talk featuring a prominent academic, the other a
more pragmatic, real-world talk featuring a prominent practitioner from industry, government, civil society, or an indigenous
Why come to this conference?
The forest sector is emerging globally as a leader in sustainability, diversification, and innovation. The innovation-themed plenary
sessions and various networking events will generate discussion, from research and from a business viewpoints, on the future
of the forest sector. We expect this conference to engage members of the forest industry and government.