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5.10.00 - Forest products marketing and business management


IUFRO RG 5.10.00 Conference "Pathways of forest bioeconomy – past, present and future"

online from Finland; 27-29 September 2020.

The conference was originally planned to be held in Asikkala, Finland, but had to be moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the fully online and free of charge meeting it was possible to reach a larger group of scientists and also attract some industry and international organization representation.

Keynote presentation slides by Professor Eric Hansen


IUFRO RG 5.10.00 Conference - POSTPONED and ONLINE!


IUFRO RG 5.10.00 Conference "Pathways of forest bioeconomy – past, present and future"
Asikkala, Finland; 10-12 May 2020.

Abstract submission for the next IUFRO 5.10 Forest Products Marketing and business management-meeting in Finland (May 10-12, 2020) is now open. Our meeting theme will be Pathways of forest bioeconomy –past, present and future, but all areas falling under WG 5.10 are also welcome. This is a 25 year anniversary since the previous IUFRO 5.10 meeting in Finland around the Tampere IUFRO World Conference!

Please submit your abstract (250-500 words) before February 29. Please remember to press (Tallenna) – “save” in Finnish at the bottom of the Abstract submission sheet to have your information sent. Abstract evaluation will be conducted in the first weeks of March 2020.

IUFRO 5.10 meeting registration will be opened soon and closes April 1, 2020. All inclusive registration fee of our 2 day event will be in total 300€ including 2 night accommodation, coffees and meals, conference programme and optional local transport between meeting resort and Lahti Railways station.

Anne Toppinen
Coordinator 5.10.00


Publication: Forests, Business and Sustainability

Edited by Rajat Panwar, Robert Kozak, Eric Hansen. 214 pages | 17 B/W Illus.

Forests are under tremendous pressure from human uses of all kinds, and one of the most significant threats to their sustainability comes from commercial interests. This book presents a comprehensive examination of the interactions between the forest products sector and the sustainability of forests. It captures the most current sustainability concerns within the forestry sector and various sustainability-oriented initiatives to address these. Experts from around the world analyze interconnected topics including market mechanisms, regulatory mechanisms, voluntary actions, and governance, and outline their effectiveness, potential, and limitations. By presenting a novel overview of the burgeoning field of business sustainability within the forestry sector, this book paves a way forward in understanding what is working, what is not working, and what could potentially work to ensure sustainable business practices within the forestry sector. Details at: