The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) is bringing together a wide range of stakeholders to facilitate information exchange and identify mechanisms for increased private investment in natural tropical forests in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Forum will be interactive, with panel discussions and plenary presentations by senior executives from major investment funds, banks, government and non-governmental agencies and forest companies. The discussions and presentations will cover global investment trends, constraints and opportunities, methodologies, case-studies, and legislation related to increasing investment for revenue generation schemes, including markets for forest services and nontimber forest products.
The forum will bring together private investors, companies with an exposure to timberland in their investment portfolios, public sector institutions, leading forestry and conservation agencies and representatives from the forestry sector in the Asia-Pacific region. Participation at the Asia-Pacific Tropical Forest Investment Forum is open to all interested stakeholders from forestry, conservation and finance sectors and there are no registration or attendance fees. But participants are expected to pay their own transportation and hotel accommodation, meals and other costs while in Bangkok.
For more information:
Manoel Sobral Filho Executive Director International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) Website: http://www.itto.or.jp Deadline for registration: 20 July 2007