Swedish Forest Industries Federation partners with IUFRO World Congress

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The Swedish Forest Industries Federation (SFIF) has joined the IUFRO World Congress as major partner, marking a strategic collaboration to enhance forest research and foster global knowledge exchange.

"We are excited to join the worlds’ largest forest event of 2024, and the largest in Sweden ever. Our mission aligns perfectly with the Congress's goals of promoting collaboration, knowledge sharing, and sustainable forestry practices," says Viveka Beckeman, director general of the Swedish Forest Industries Federation.

The SFIF will host a stand at the Congress Exhibition featuring member companies Holmen, SCA, Stora Enso, and Södra. These industry leaders and pioneers will showcase their latest advancements in sustainable forestry and forest management and engage with attendees on key issues facing the sector.

  • Södra, a cooperative of forest owners, focuses on value creation and sustainable forestry practices.
  • Stora Enso, a global leader in renewable solutions, emphasizes innovative materials and bio-based products.
  • Holmen, known for its sustainable forest management and renewable energy initiatives.
  • SCA, Europe’s largest private forest owner, renowned for its commitment to sustainability and resource efficiency, will present their unique contributions to the industry.

The partnership between IUFRO World Congress and SFIF highlights the importance of collaboration in the forest sector, particularly in promoting sustainability and innovation. The pavilion will serve as a hub for networking, discussions, and the exchange of ideas among industry professionals, researchers, and policymakers.

"We believe in the power of collaboration and knowledge exchange to drive sustainable forestry forward. The Congress provides an excellent platform to showcase the innovative work of our leading forest companies and to engage with the global forestry community," says Viveka Beckeman.

At the Congress, SFIF´s aims to be a meeting point for networking and dialogue, sharing of research and innovation results, and to showcase the Swedish forest and its products – all the way from growing trees to circular products. Attendees will have the chance to learn about cutting-edge research, technological advancements, and best practices in sustainable forest management.

Expressing enthusiasm about this collaboration, Fredrik Ingemarson, Chair of the Organizing Committee, remarked, "We are delighted to welcome the Swedish Forest Industries Federation as a valued partner. Their commitment shows the importance of cross-sectoral collaboration for a sustainable future."

The IUFRO World Congress 2024 has garnered significant support from various partners, including IKEA, the furniture giant, WWF, the world’s most influential NGO, Formas, one of Sweden’s largest research councils. Additionally, strong governmental support from the Nordic and Baltic countries, as well as other stakeholders like major universities, underscores the broad collaboration and shared commitment to showcasing and discussing forest research for sustainable development.