Delegate list

Mr Trevor Abrahams
Secretary General, XIV World Forestry Congress 2015

Ms Tiina Vahanen
Associate Secretary-General, XIV World Forestry Congress 2015

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Confirmed Exhibitors

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African Union




ASEAN-ROK Forest Cooperation (AFoCo) is a regional cooperation mechanism in forest sector, aiming to address deforestation and forest conservation for sustainable development in greener Asia.


Airbus Defence and Space

Optical and radar satellites operator, Airbus Defence and Space provides sustainable solutions best-fitting expectations of forest market professionals.



The Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet) is a regional forestry organization dedicated to improving the state of forests through policy dialogues, capacity building, demonstration projects and information sharing.


ASFN- ASEAN Social Forestry Network

ASFN, the ASEAN Social Forestry Network, is the first government driven social forestry network in Southeast Asia, and was established by the ASEAN Senior Officials on Forestry (ASOF) in August 2005.



BlackBridge provides end-to-end solutions across the geospatial value chain. This includes satellite operations, data center and geocloud solutions, worldwide distribution, and value added services.


The Canadian Council of Forest Ministers

The Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) provides an important forum for the federal, provincial and territorial governments responsible for forests to work cooperatively to address major areas of common interest. The Council provides leadership on national and international issues and sets direction for the stewardship and sustainable management of Canada's forests.


The Champion Trees of SA

The first-ever, must-have, complete photographic record of all of South Africa’s Champion Trees with high quality, full page photographs of every Champion.


Congo Basin




The CSIR is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. The CSIR is committed to supporting innovation in South Africa to improve national competitiveness in the global economy. Science and technology services and solutions are provided in support of various stakeholders, and opportunities are identified where new technologies can be further developed and exploited in the private and public sectors for commercial and social benefit.


The Commission on Restitution of Land Rights

The Commission on Restitution of Land Rights has been mandated to receive and process claims lodged by persons and communities who were dispossessed of their rights in land as a result of past racially discriminatory laws or practices. Some of the cases dealt with by the Commission involve claims on Forestry land. The Commission’s exhibition profiles two projects where beneficiary communities are receiving development support through strategic partnership with forestry company Mondi (Pty) Ltd, in the KwaZulu-Natal province.

The Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management

The Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) is a partnership to promote the sustainable use and conservation of terrestrial vertebrate.


Environmental Affairs
Water Affairs and Sanitation
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries




Economic Development Tourism and Environment Affairs
Province Of Kwazulu-Natal




EVS develops intelligent sensor systems, protecting assets and improving the high-stakes decision making process, such as Wildfire detection, by providing relevant information in real time.


Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®)

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide.

Future Forests

Future Forests is an interdisciplinary research programme with the objective to identify scientifically-based strategies that can optimize benefits from the forest for the sustainable society.


International Institude for Environment and Development



Insight Robotics

Insight Robotics safeguards natural resources and infrastructure by helping large land managers visualise data easily so they can assess risks and respond quickly before disaster strikes.



A global leader in sustainable management of tropical forests, ITTO continues to promote conservation, management and legal trade of tropical timber and other forest products.



The International Union of Forest Research Organizations is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists, which promotes global cooperation in forest-related research.



Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo


Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo, managing agency for cemeteries, parks and environmental conservation in the Johannesburg metropolitan area



Kishugu believes in the power of the collective. We have our roots in forest and wildfire fire fighting, detection - through camera systems, suppression and prevention. Kishugu is globally recognised for Integrated Fire Management Services (IFMS) and a wide range of related services provided by 12 aligned divisions.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry steers the French sustainable forest management policy. The Ministry supports the forest-wood sector through different efforts (additional mobilization of wood available in the forest, modernization of governance, encouraging more innovative wood processing).


Mediterranean forests

Despite numerous ecological and socio-economic constraints, Mediterranean forests are experiencing a new dynamic. The achievements of different Mediterranean countries and partners are presented.




Mondi is an international packaging and paper Group, employing around 25,000 people across more than 30 countries. Our key operations are located in central Europe, Russia, North America and South Africa. Mondi offers over 100 packaging and paper products, customised into more than 100,000 different solutions for customers and end consumers.


Russian Federation Federal Forestry Agency

The Federal Forestry Agency provides State management in the field of protection, conservation of forests, forest inventory, along with realization of State policy, provision of State services and management of State property in the field of forestry.



A global leader in land management, we help you unlock your land’s value. Remsoft makes the complex world of sustainable management simple, predictable and profitable.


SA Forestry Inc

Forestry South Africa, its Member Organisations, Associations, and Research and Education Service Providers, supported by our Youth Ambassadors showcase leadership of the Sector in growing trees successfully and profitably with innovative downstream processing and product development.



SAFCOL is the state owned forestry company with operations in South Africa and Mozambique. SAFCOL is one of the leading forestry companies in South Africa and maintains this position by continuously developing its understanding of and striving for innovation throughout the full forestry-processing value chain.  SAFCOL generates its revenue from the sale of forest products, sawn timber (lumber) and other value added products.



SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity.



Swedish University

SLU conducts forestry research, monitoring and education at top international level. The faculty has the worlds largest number of publications within the field of forestry.

The International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey

The International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey (IAF) is the global organization for the promotion and advocacy of the ancient and living art of falconry. This is a hunting art. The IAF is a non-profit NGO, registered under Belgian law and which represents 105 falconry clubs and raptor conservation organizations in 67 countries, including the whole of Europe.



UGT GmbH develops, produces and distributes measurement and diagnostic technology for soil, water, atmosphere and plants as well as modules for environmental monitoring in high standard – We look for a distributor in South Africa


United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat

UNFFS exhibition provides a snapshot of the international arrangement on forests beyond 2015, particularly the UN Forest Instrument and Global Forest Financing Facilitation Network.


United States Forest Community

The United States shares stories of its forest management through diverse media in an innovative exhibit made of sustainably sourced American woods and upcycled materials.



Wood-Mizer offers an extensive line of sawmill equipment with branch offices now on five continents and a network of dealers throughout the world. The company supports its equipment with customer service, blades, and blade maintenance equipment.


World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

The World Agroforestry Centre is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a group of 15 international agricultural research centres, which works to reduce rural poverty, increase food security, improve nutrition and health, and sustainably manage natural resources.

Working on Fire

Working on Fire (WoF) was launched in September 2003 as part of the South African Government's initiative to create jobs and to alleviate poverty. Today WoF employs more than 5000 young men and women who have been fully trained as veld and forest fire fighters and are stationed in more than 200 teams throughout South Africa.


The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF aims to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry

Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry educate tomorrow's leaders in innovative science-based approaches to forest management and policy.