CFP Conference 2001 Rescheduled for April 25th-27th, 2002

This was the website promoting the CFP Conference originally scheduled for September 2001, but rescheduled for April 2002.

This was the notice that appeared in a number of online sites notifying attendees of the change.

The Certified Forest Products International Conference and Showcase, hosted by CFPC and WWF and originally scheduled for September 26-28, 2001, has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 25 through Saturday, April 27, 2002.

As originally planned, the show will be held at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, Georgia. One hundred percent of all fees paid by registrants and exhibitors for the initial date will be honored toward the rescheduled event. CFPC plans to broaden the program to be inclusive of wider interests, such as illegal logging and endangered forests. For more information, visit the conference website, www.cfpconference2001.org, in the coming weeks. CFPC and FSC would like to offer our thanks for your understanding and help in making this a great conference.

About the Forest Leadership Forum


The Forest Leadership Forum will convene environmentalists, the forest products industry and retailers and buyers from around the world to highlight shared values and opportunities to promote trade in responsible forest products. 

Exploring contemporary issues such as illegal logging, forests of high conservation value, responsible consumption, and certification of well-managed forests, the Forum will openly address the key challenges and opportunities facing businesses, environmentalists and the forest products industry in the 21st century. 

With a program including conference symposia, practical training opportunities and a Resource Pavilion of responsible forest products and information, the Forum will provide opportunities to learn about and engage the power of the marketplace to promote improved forest management. 

Who Will Attend:

  • Buyers, specifiers and procurement officers
  • Land owners, manufacturers, distributors and retailers
  • Architects, designers, builders and suppliers
  • North American certification programs and certifiers
  • NGOs and organizations with an interest in forestry and forest products
  • Academics, policymakers and foundations
  • Federal, state and local governments

Participants Will:

  • Learn about the major issues shaping the forest products industry and forest ecosystems in the 21st century
  • Develop expertise and tools to help organizations promote trade in responsible forest products.
  • Network with market leaders in the Resource Pavilion to enable businesses to extend their reach and fulfill purchasing commitments
  • Promote responsible forest products to willing buyers looking for new sources and business connections
  • Contribute to the development of solutions for some of the complex challenges facing the world’s forests.


Schedule

 

   

Day 1 - April 25

 

7:30 am   -   6:00 pm

Registration

7:30 am   -   8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 am   -   9:00 am

Introduction - 
David Ford, CEO, Certified Forest Products Council

9:00 am   -   9:30 am

Welcome Address - 
Arthur M. Blank, Chairman, President & CEO Atlanta Falcons

9:30 am   - 10:00 am

Coffee

10:00 am -   8:00 pm

The Resource Pavilion - exhibits open

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Plenary: Leadership Forum, Visions and Perspectives

11:30 am -   1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm   -   2:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

2:30 pm   -   3:00 pm

Coffee

3:00 pm   -   4:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

4:30 pm   -   5:00 pm

Coffee

5:00 pm   -   6:30 pm

Plenary: Certification in U.S. and Canada

6:30 pm   -   8:00 pm

Reception

 

Day 2 - April 26

 

 

7:30 am   -   6:00 pm

Registration

7:30 am   -   8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 am   -   6:00 pm

The Resource Pavilion - exhibits open

8:30 am   - 10:00 am

Plenary: Perspectives on Illegal Logging

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Coffee

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

12:00 pm -   1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm   -   3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

3:00 pm   -   3:30 pm

Coffee

3:30 pm   -   5:00 pm

Plenary: Balancing Production and Protection

 

Day 3 - April 27

 

 

7:30 am   -   2:00 pm

Registration

7:30 am   -   8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 am   - 12:00 pm

The Resource Pavilion - exhibits open

8:30 am   -  10:00 am

Breakout Sessions

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Coffee

10:15 am - 11:45 am

Breakout Sessions

11:45 am -  12:00 pm

Coffee

12:00 pm -   1:30 pm

Closing Plenary: Perspectives on Responsible Trade in Forest Products

 

Comments from an attendee:

Ultimately the conference was a big success for our company. But the change of dates initially caused havoc for me. In July of 2001 I had contacted a Baltimore moving company asking them to give me estimates as to the cost for moving our display items from Maryland to Georgia. I had chosen a small moving company and when I had to cancel they gave me a real hard time. I decided to try another moving company, Von Paris Moving and Storage. What a difference in customer service. They were very accommadating and since they were a full service agent for North American Van Lines, the move, both ways, was simple for them. My bosses were so impressed that when the company moved from our old location to our new corporate headquarters on the west coast they used Von Paris again. As far as the conference-- this first gathering of international business leaders, sustainability experts, and individuals from the certified forest products industry in North America was impressive. Since the conference was designed to facilitate interaction with people from every facet of the forest certification industry, it provided a unique opportunity for net-working among purchasers, suppliers,and scientists. Along with all the other attendees, I heard all about about forest certification and viewed first hand the breadth and variety of certified forest products on the global market. The conference drew around 2,000 attendees, including industry experts from around the world. Our company made changes to the way we approached using certified forest products. All in all an excellent conference that has inspired many other related conferences.

 

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