Since the European Timber Regulation (EUTR) was established five years ago, many timber related process have been set in motion. Enforcement agencies are have been improving and advancing their operations while Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licensed timber has entered the market. And yet, for many European businesses the EUTR regulations still pose several challenges, which need to be overcome in order for timber regulation to be effective.
Nature Economy and People Connected (NEPCon) therefor invites industry, authorities and other stakeholders to join a one-day conference – the final event of their ‘supporting legal timber trade’ project. The conference will be held in Surrey, UK and will be free of charge.
EUTR Implementation and enforcement
We’ll hear from enforcement officials and a variety of industry players about their experience with implementing the regulation. What have been the main milestones, challenges and success stories over the past five years? Speakers already confirmed:
- Regulatory Delivery (UK Competent Authority)
- Robert Weich, Sales & Group Compliance Manager, Tradelink Wood Products
- Stuart Taylor, Outsourcing Manager, Ercol
- More to be announced
There’s free information and tools out there but what is it? How can it be used in a due diligence process? We’ll look at some of the key platforms and discuss how they can be used together. Speakers already confirmed:
- Pedro Moura Costa, Founder and President, BVRio Environmental Exchange
- Christian Sloth, Responsible Sourcing Programme Manager, NEPCon
- More to be announced.
We’ll explore emerging topics, ranging from new technology and innovative ways of using existing technology helping companies conduct due diligence to communicating compliance. Speakers already confirmed:
- Charlie Watkinson, Operations Manager, Agroisolab UK
- David Hopkins, Managing Director, Timber Trade Federation
- More to announced.
The conference is supposed to improve your skills for overcoming different challenges related to the EUTR, such as common due diligence pitfalls, common risks in general, misunderstandings of how authorities evaluate performances, understanding technological advances in timber traceability and more.
For those, who cannot attend in person, there will be the option to follow the conference via live stream. So, be sure to register in any case.
Download the invitation here.
For any queries please contact Ann Weddle on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 7491 812337