Far East

VIII International specialised exhibition
01–04 June 2017, Khabarovsk
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Congress 2014

Far East International Forestry Congress
Far-East Forestry Development Strategy
April 17 – 20, 2014, Khabarovsk

(Draft date February 17, 2014)


April 17, 2014, Thursday


Congress opening. Opening address. Greetings


Session: Far-East Forestry Development Strategy
Questions for discussion:

  • Forestry of the Far East. Its role in the overall forestry structure of the Russian Federation. Impact on the social and economic development of the Far East as a whole;
  • Implementation of decisions of the State Council;
  • Far-East Forestry development priorities;
  • International cooperation;
  • Wooden house construction: implementation of housing rehabilitation programmes.


Coffee break


Session: Implementation of the subprogramme 'Development of forestry in the Far East and Baikal region. Step one'
Questions for discussion:

  • Comprehensive monitoring of forests and forest resources;
  • Reducing infrastructure constraints, in particular by establishing a network of multi-purpose forest roads and all-year-round logging roads;
  • Formation of a macro-regional investment map;
  • Establishing a marketing chain to promote forest products in the domestic market and external markets of Asia-Pacific countries;
  • Modernisation and re-equipment of existing logging companies;
  • Training and retraining of professional personnel;
  • Conducting research and development engineering activities aimed at diversifying the existing innovative woodworking operations.


Lunch break


Eurasian bioenergy conference: Bioenergy. Prospects for the development of alternative energy
Questions for discussion:

  • The current situation and trends in the development of bioenergy in the Far East: figures, facts, opinions;
  • The needs of the Russian and foreign markets;
  • Raw materials for bioenergy;
  • Equipment for the production of biofuels, its use and storage;
  • Modernisation of forest bioenergy. The use of modern technology;
  • Biofuel production and combustion; processing of low-grade and low-value wood.
  • International cooperation. What is stopping it, and what is needed for the growth of cooperation?
  • Municipal bioenergy, energy supply in small populated places, small pellet business.
  • Green energy: net profit or environment?


Conference: Wooden construction

Session: Restoring the housing in the flood zone
Questions for discussion:

  • Scope of required construction;
  • Analysis of the housing restoration progress;
  • Development sites in affected regions;
  • Construction of enterprises focused on the development of wooden construction.

Session: Technology and construction elements. Market analysis and market opportunities.
Questions for discussion:

  • Study of competitive advantages of technologies for industrial production of wooden structures, wood frame housing construction and systems to construct low-rise buildings with the use of wood and wood material;
  • Efficient technologies and equipment for wooden house construction;
  • Resource and production capability of forestry businesses to manufacture wooden building structures;
  • Ways to increase the share of wood in the competitive building materials market;
  • Existing and future demand for wooden houses in the Far East;
  • Raw material supply for the wood house construction.

Round table: Woodworking in the Far East
Questions for discussion:

  • Market trends of the wood board industry. Forecast of the industry development.
  • New technologies and products in the wood board industry.
  • Modernisation of existing plants. The opportunities to reduce production costs and improve environmental safety.
  • Increasing harvested wood utilisation efficiency.
  • Wood processing and manufacture of wood products in the Far East.
  • Science for the business: prospective developments and new technologies in the saw milling and woodworking.


April 20, 2014, Friday


Round table: Sustainable forest management. Reforestation. Regional differences in forest managementbr/> Questions for discussion:


  • Legal, economic, organisational and environmental aspects of regional sustainable development of forest complexes;
  • Intensive forest management. New technologies in forest management;
  • Administrative barriers and bureaucratic expenditures in the allocation of forest resources;
  • Technology and equipment to provide favourable conditions for natural reforestation;
  • Russian forest monitoring: the current status, problems and prospects.
  • Non-exhaustive forest management. Reforestation in the Far East: "virtual" activities or real efforts?
  • Forest genetics and selection for reforestation: improving the forest gene resources;
  • Ball-rooted plants, forest seed zoning;
  • Organisation of nursery forest gardens in the Far East as reforestation tool;
  • Forest fires. Measures to prevent, detect and fight forest fires;
  • Forest ecosystems and preservation of environmental balance;
  • Personnel matters in the forestry system.


Round table: Logging and sawmilling in the Far East. Infrastructure development.
Questions for discussion:

  • Relationship between tenant and owner;
  • Providing added-value wood conversion enterprises with forest concession;
  • Key changes in the Rules for timber harvesting;
  • The opportunities to reduce production costs and improve environmental safety, modern logging technology;
  • Logistics and forest roads. Mechanisms for financing the construction of logging roads. Logging road construction techniques;
  • Sawmill development strategies;
  • Promising points of growth of woodworking equipment: forecast for 2014–2015;
  • Activities of foreign companies. Features for entering and working in the Russian market.
  • Modern wood conversion technologies. Can small and medium-sized businesses do it? What equipment suppliers are willing to offer?
  • Credit programmes for small businesses;
  • Forest products sale analysis. What is sold, and what will be sold.
  • Transportation costs for forest products: a buyer's or seller's problem?
  • End user needs. Analysis of sectors that are major consumers of forest products.


Round table: Forest policies and certification
Questions for discussion:

  • A new stage in the forest administration. Russian forestry: what is in prospect? Russian forest policy;
  • Illegal logging and trade: the introduction of the EU legislation in March 2013;
  • Forest certification. Growth in demand for certified products in the domestic market;
  • The state's role in ensuring the competitiveness of responsible forest users.
  • Countering illegal logging


For all inquiries, please contact:
ORGANISER: RESTEC® Exhibition Company

12 A Petrozavodskaya Street, St. Petersburg, 197110, Russia
Phone: +7 (812) 320-63-63 ext. 5080
Fax: +7 (812) 320-80-90
Manager – Olga Kuznetsova
E-mail: woodsales@restec.ru