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Under the theme Making Certification SMART this year we will explore and discover new and emerging technologies which show promise for supporting forest certification.

The 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue will bring together forest sector stakeholders, leading technology providers, innovators and sustainability experts to exchange views on what’s needed, what’s working and where are the opportunities for scaling up application. 

Overcoming barriers and providing solutions

Whether it is hardware, software, services or tools, the incorporation of technology within forest certification can overcome many barriers. Wide ranging applications provide solutions for everyday challenges such as:

  • Improving transparency in complex supply chains
  • Enhancing the ability to map, monitor and manage forest resources
  • Establishing new ways to engage stakeholders and improve cooperation

See you in Finland!

The backdrop of Finland and PEFC’s 22nd General Assembly provides a ripe moment to exchange experiences and challenge each other to re-imagine how forest certification should re-equip for the next decade.

The two-day event will combine one day in conference setting with a one day field trip to enable optimal exchange, demonstration and in-depth discussion on the topic.

The event is well-positioned to provide participants with new insights and ideas for implementing and maximizing the benefits derived from forest certification.

Cocktail Reception

We're also holding a Cocktail Reception the evening before - your chance to meet with your fellow participants and get networking before we get down to business at the Stakeholder Dialogue.

The Cocktail will take place from 18:30 to 20:30 on Wednesday 15 November, at the Scandic Park Helsinki hotel.