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Exploring opportunities in the timber industry of Belarus

  • 20 May 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual event


  • free of charge
  • Free of charge

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    It is an honour for us to constitute collaboration between Canadian and Belarusian businesses in the forest industry. We extend our gratitude to the Embassy of Belarus in Canada and to the Trade Commissioner Service of Canada in Belarus for their support and participation.

    Taking into account  the wood cluster development approach and based on the feedback of participants, we revealed some opportunities within the industry and foresee the following developments:

    CERBA will enhance the sustainable timber policy dialogue and connect in this regard responsible development and government institutions, financial entities (development banks and venture companies), and businesses.

    CERBA will be raising awareness in Canada and Belarus about best practices of implementation of circular economy projects in the timber industry and responsible business conduct. 

    CERBA will support timber industry knowledge sharing activities such as international technical cooperation processes, legal advice, tender processes, best marketing and sales practices that will take the form of business missions, round tables, and B2B meetings.

    CERBA will enhance its collaboration with Belarusian and Canadian businesses in the sector of the timber value-added products including mass timber, biotechnologies and others.

    Here is a panoply of events that we project to run:


    Responsible business conduct practices in Belarus and other Eurasian countries

    Trading at the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange  

    Sustainable practices of implementation of circular economy projects in the timber industry

    Transfer of technologies: technical cooperation process, tender regulations, best marketing and sales practices

    Virtual timber construction forum

    We invite you to directly communicate with us and discuss your growth strategies, sales, purchasing or technological needs, and specific interests.

    For your review, we have uploaded a program of the discussion, a recording of the virtual discussion “Exploring opportunities in the timber industry supply chain of Belarus” and presentations of the speakers.

    PROGRAM of the discussion.

    Recording of the discussion.

    •  Business development opportunities in Belarus

    Mr. DMITRY SUDAS, Senior Counsellor of the Embassy of Belarus in the UK

    Topic: Belarusian timber resources: structure, renovation of forests, FSC PEFS certification, state policy against illegal harvesting

    Ms. NATALIA SKITOVA, Manager for Department of Foreign Economic Relations  of Bellesexport (export trading company, subordinate to the Ministry of Forestry of Belarus)

    Topic: Timber export products from Belarus

    Mr. ANDREY NOVIKOV, First Deputy Chairman, the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange

    Mr. ALEKSANDR BASHLY, Head of Foreign Department of the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange

    Topic: E-Trading Solutions for Export of Timber Products from Belarus

    Mr. EVGENY LIPEN, CEO BelForestSurveys LLC

    Topic: Quality and Shipment Control Services

    Mr. AKIM SHPENKOV, Chief Commercial Officer of the Belarusian Forestry Company

    Topic: Panel Products Line of the Belarusian Forest Company

    • Sustainability in forest supply chain solutions

    Mr. PETER MOONEN, National Sustainability Manager, Canadian Wood Council

    Topic: Building the Future for Heavy and Mass Timber Wood and Mass Timber beyond 2020

    Mr. DOUG JONES, Senior Vice President, Solutions & Innovation, Remsoft Inc

    Topic: Timberland Optimization for Improved Operational Efficiency, Performance and Productivity

    Mr. MATTHEW DICKIE, Support & Training Engineer, Softree Technical Systems

    Video presentation:  Geometric road design using specialized software

    Topic:  Rethinking forest road design

    Mr. MIKE PARLOW, Team Lead, LiDAR Inventory group

    Company expertise: Individual tree inventories for forestry

    Looking forward to assisting you further.

    For  more information  please, contact

    Marina Belskikh, Regional Director of CERBA in Montreal and Ottawa, 

    via email [email protected] or tel.: (514) 5161178.