Welcome to the ISC 2015

Programme in HighlightOn behalf of the Royal Netherlands Timber Trade Association (NTTA), the EOS and ETTF, we warmly welcome you to the wonderful city of Amsterdam for the 2015 International Softwood Conference (ISC).

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Netherlands has a long tradition as a major import and distribution centre, in modern terms a major hub, for Western Europe. And Amsterdam’s part in that history has, of course, been vital – the nation’s beating heart. It has, in fact, been an international centre of culture and commerce for hundreds of years and today remains one of the standout global cities for business, tourism and the arts. It’s difficult to believe it all started as a humble 13th century fishing village on the banks of a river.

So we are naturally very pleased to invite the ISC community to our beautiful and exciting Dutch capital.

The year’s Conference will take place against the backdrop of still challenging economic conditions. Although positive signs are reported in some markets, the recovery is still regarded as fragile. In such demanding business environments, it is naturally very interesting to share and discuss the key issues, to identify trends and explore together how best to address them.

Besides examining both supply and demand side issues, the Conference will as ever provide a unique occasion for networking and a range of further opportunities for us to unpack some of the other challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

And, above all, there will be a fascinating Conference programme which will be remembered, in a great city that cannot be forgotten.

We look forward to seeing you all in November.