OREANDA-NEWS. October 14, 2008. From 7th till 10th of October at Lenexpo exhibition center was held X International Forest Forum in which took part representatives from organs of state power, scientific and public organizations, forest industrial complex of Russia, CIS countries, and other foreign states

The forum program was very comprehensive and embraced all key problems of forestry branch. Participants of jubilee forest forum discussed priorities of forest- industrial complex development, issues of HR management, spoke about perfecting state forest management and developing forestry, exchanged opinions as for developing infrastructure of forest-industrial complex. There also were held round table meetings devoted to the issues of developing bioenergetics and forest chemical industry in Russia.

Within the frames of the forum were organized several specialized exhibitions including those devoted to wood house construction, investment potential of forest-industrial complex and pulp and paper industry.

In her opening address to the forum Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources Natalya KOMAROVA noted, that the majority of exhibition participants was represented by foreign manufacturers of specialized equipment and machinery. “That means Russian manufacturers have much room for improvement, especially in such profitable sector as individual house-building. For example, frame house which can be assembled literally speaking in two days is manufactured by German technology.   More than half of population in Finland and Germany lives in such houses. And in many regions of Russia such dwelling could be of great value”, - underlined Natalya KOMAROVA.

Actuality of forum and its professional significance for forest sector were confirmed by very representative membership consisting of more than two thousand top managers of forest-industrial complex enterprises from 60 regions of the country and from more than 20 foreign countries.