The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) informed that organization’s eighth biennial International CEO Roundtable took place in Berlin, Germany on May 18, 2017.
According to the announcement, more than 20 forest based industry CEOs and association leaders from around the world met to discuss industry innovation, sustainability aspects, current political aspects and future trends that may impact the industry at local and international levels.
The CEOs discussed industry improvements in sustainability practices and innovation. They also watched the 3 global finalists of the Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovations Award presenting their projects in a wide range of activities relevant to forest-based science, products using forest-based raw materials, process improvements or other innovations throughout the value chain.
Peter Oswald, Mondi Group CEO designate (from 11 May 2017), commented:
“The global forest and paper industry stands firm in achieving its sustainability commitments based on its common values. Today’s conference provides us with an opportunity to reaffirm these values in today’s interconnected and fast-paced world.”
The next ICFPA International CEO Roundtable will take place in Canada, in 2019.
Earlier ICFPA held its annual meeting in Australia