Numbers from the Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) state that average Brazilian forestry exports reach USD 10.7 billion. The entire segment generates 3.7 million jobs and is responsible for 6.1% of the national GDP. Silviculture is a sustainable and renewable activity and timber is a promising biodegradable raw material.
The discussion of this scenario was the goal of the five technical events held at FIEP’S Campus da Indústria as part of the program of the 3rd International Timber Week: the 3rd WoodTrade Brazil, the 2nd ProWood, the 3rd Brazilian Biomass and Wood Energy Meeting (EBEM), and newcomers Floresta 4.0 and GIS Forest. The forestry events (the latter two) brought 200 participants, whereas the industry meetings (ProWood and EBEM) had 151 participants. WoodTrade Brazil, which discussed the global wood market, brought 504 participants, totaling 855 professionals present at the technical events.
According to Paulo Pupo, superintendent at the Brazilian Association of Mechanically Processed Wood Industries (Abimci), the International Timber Week is a great example of a positive agenda for our country. “This set of strategic and assertive actions, with the entire production chain gathered in one place, split into segments in technical and commercial events, together with a trade fair bringing access to new technologies, is an essential move to generate new business,” he stresses.