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Summing up the SPIFF 2013 events program

Summing up the SPIFF 2013 events program

Venue: Lenexpo Exhibition Complex, pavilion 5, 6, 7 (St Petersburg, Russia)

Dates 2014: 8 - 9 October 2013

Held with the support of Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in the Northwest Federal District, Federal Forestry Agency of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Russian Federation, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, Russian Union of Timber Industrialists and Exporters, RAO Bumprom, Union of Timber Industrialists of the Leningrad region, National Union of Bioenergy etc.

Total number of participants:  625

Exhibitor profile: representatives of 22 regions of Russia and 10 countries of the world: Finland, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Italy, China, Taiwan, Turkey, Bulgaria, and the USA

Forum speakers:

  • V. Roschupkin, Head of Federal Forestry Agency
  • E. Schwartz, Director of Conservation Policy, WWF Russia
  • V. Lebedev, Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Environment, Head of the Federal Forestry Agency
  • S. Zimin, Deputy Plenipotentiary Envoy of the President of the Russian Federation to the Northwest Federal District, Investment Plenipotentiary to the Northwest Federal District
  • V. Chuyko, Chairman of the Board, First Vice-President, RAO Bumprom
  • A. Mitchell, Senior Forestry Specialist, FLEG Programme Manager, the World Bank
  • A. Stepchenko, Deputy Head for Regional Development, St Petersburg Forestry Research Institute
  • N. Petrunin, General Director, Research Centre for Forest Economy and Environmental Management
  • V. Kondratyuk, General Director, FSUE State Research Centre for the Forest Industry Complex

All in all, 91 speaker took part in the event and discussed the following topics:

  • Forest policy and forest legislation of the Russian Federation
  • Sustainable forestry management. Forest surveying
  • How to increase the investment attractiveness of forest industry?
  • Mechanisms of support for national forestry business
  • Russian pulp-and-paper industry – state and prospects. The first experience in the WTO system (content-partner: Bumprom RAO)
  • Media support to the forestry complex of Russia
  • Processing of wood waste: how to create a bio-energy sector in Russia? Bio-industry as innovative future of the forestry industry
  • Legislation for the companies exporting timber production to the European Union and other international markets
  • International woodworking and furniture industry congress
  • Conference ‘Woodworking in Russia: key factors of success’ and Section ’Innovations in the Forestry complex’
  • Forestry of Russia and forest industry complex: areas  of common interest - areas of growth
  • Development of forestry business in view of recent changes in the federal legislation and the Russia's WTO accession

Associated events:

  • 17th International Specialised Exhibition TEKHNODREV: technologies, machinery, equipment and tools for forestry, logging,  bioenergy, woodworking and furniture industry
  • 10th International Specialised Exhibition Wooden Construction: technologies, equipment, constructions and materials, interior décor, services
  • 8th exhibition Regions of Russia. Forestry Complex Potential
  • MIFIC-Expo furniture industry exhibition

The events were attended by over 2.500 professionals from 22 regions of Russia and 6 world countries

On-site business matchmaking:

Overall 454 business meetings were registered via online matchmaking, 119 business negotiations were held during the Forum and exhibitions. Such companies as Sibles project, BMH Technology Oy, KodiStroyComplex, RosCont, Vologodskiye lesopromyshlenniki, Timberkoti, etc. In general 163 enterprises and organizations from St Petersburg, Leningrad region, Moscow and Moscow region, Vologda, Novgorod, Smolensk, and Murmansk region, the Republic of Karelia, the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Krasnoyarsk region, the Ukraine, Germany, Finland and Brazil took up these matchmaking services.

The 16th St Petersburg International Forestry Forum is to be held on 30.09.-02.10.2014 on the territory of ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.