International Conference on China-CEECs Forestry Research and Education Cooperation

Date:    /   Location: Beijing

Welcome to the first International Conference on China-CEECs Forestry Research and Education Cooperation will take place between 30th-31st of October 2017 in Beijing China. The members of the academic and research community from 16+1 countries will discuss the possible cooperation projects between the 15 Central and Eastern European countries and China in scientific research and education cooperation and propose the model of the cooperation between 16+1 countries in the field of forestry research and scientific cooperation. A special side events include a business forum and a field trip to the International Forest Products in Yiwu City, Zhejiang Province.

The conference that will be organized by the Chinese Academy of Forestry and is sponsored by State Forestry Administration, China is the first major event organized within the 16+1 forestry initiative and under the action plan of The Coordination Mechanism for Cooperation in Forestry between China and CEE Countries.

Aiming at promoting reciprocal and pragmatic cooperation between China and 16 Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs), also known as “16+1 Cooperation”, as identified and outlined in the successive Bucharest Guidelines (2013), Belgrade Guidelines (2014), Suzhou Guidelines (2015) and Riga Guidelines (2016) for cooperation between China and CEECs, the first 16+1 Forestry High-level Meeting was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia in May 2016. As an important milestone in forestry cooperation between China and CEECs, the meeting adopted the “Action Plan for Coordination Mechanism of Forestry Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries” and a number of activities were defined in the Action Plan accordingly.

Designed as a component of and a booster for the Action Plan, the International Conference on China-CEECs Forestry Research and Education Cooperation is to be held in Beijing, China.

The Conference intends to enhance mutual understanding between involved countries, share scientific research findings, experiences and information, strengthen communication, and scope the priority fields of cooperation and exchange among China and CEECs in forestry research and education with an aim to achieve a win-win cross-regional forestry development.

During the Conference, there will be a Special Session on Business Forum for participants (especially from forestry related business sector among China and CEECs) to discuss potential cooperation on forestry investment and trade which focus on, but not limited to, high-tech wooden products, forestry machinery and equipment, developing a new business, and building a platform for investment and trade etc. Such business discussion could be continued during the optional trip to Yiwu City, Zhejiang Province for the International Forest Products Fair on November 1, 2017. The annual International Forest Products Fair will draw hundreds and thousands of business people working on forestry investment and trade not only from China, but also from around the global business community.