The standard of forest management in Indonesia is improving significantly, with the large-scale progress both in mandatory certification of forest management (SVLK) and voluntary certification (FSC). To bring this to the attention of the international timber markets, APHI and TBI are organising a sustainable business seminar aiming to boost the international trade in certified wood products from Indonesia on November 10-11 in Surabaya, Indonesia.
This business event follows on from a previous successful event organised in June 2012 in Jakarta. The focus will be on the USA market but participation from other countries is welcome, too. Indonesian invitees will include forest industries and forest concessions, involved in plywood, decking, flooring, moulding, and garden furniture. A half-day seminar will be conducted on November 10 to discuss Indonesian production capacity, USA market perspectives, and opportunities and bottlenecks. November 11, business to business encounters will be facilitated. A definite program and location will be announced shortly.
Welcome to The Borneo Initiative
The Borneo Initiative is a non-profit organisation that promotes sustainable forest management in Indonesia. In close coordination with the Indonesian Association of Forest Concessionaires (APHI), we extend financial support to forest enterprises in Indonesia and neighbouring countries with the certification of their forest management. We operate a sustainabel business program that promotes voluntary certification (FSC) additional to the mandatory certification (SVLK), in corporation with a wide platform of partners that include TFF, GFTN, TFT, TNC, and Wana Aksara.