Business minister Nick Boles MP will be attending the inaugural conference of the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) later this year.
The minister at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) will be a keynote speaker at the event, to be held on Wednesday, 26 October, at a venue yet to be announced.
The CTI will also be presenting its policy reports on business growth, skills and the environment in the timber supply chain. This will be followed by a debate about its policy recommendations with around 200 decision makers and opinion formers from the industry and Westminster.
The CTI said its conference represents a “giant leap forward for the whole Industry” by bringing the timber industries’ case to the heart of Westminster.
“This historic event is the result of a very fruitful partnership between CTI and its members. I would particularly like to thank our premium sponsor Nexus CIFS and co-sponsors Arbor Forest Products, Danzer, International Timber, Jewson, Lathams and SCA for their strong support,” said CTI chief executive Dirk Vennix.
“I am confident that CTI conference will trigger a constructive debate on the future of the UK Timber Industry. So remember the date and look out for the early bird ticket invitations.”
The CTI was launched last year and is supported by around 75 producers, manufacturers and distributors of timber based products as well as their trade associations. They represent timber supply chain sectors from sawmilling, timber distribution, trussed rafter manufacturing to furniture makers, paper-based household goods, timber merchants and housing construction.