While celebrated every year on 21 March, World Forestry Day is particularly important this year given the United Nations General Assembly has declared 2011 the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.
In conjunction with the Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA), the National Association of Forest Industries (NAFI) will be hosting a dinner at Parliament House in Canberra to mark World Forestry Day on Monday, 21 March. This event will be held on a parliament sitting day and it is expected that a number of high-profile federal politicians and industry leaders will attend, including several Cabinet Ministers, key CEOs and overseas dignitaries.
NAFI has invited Senator Joe Ludwig, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, as keynote speaker which will further raise the profile of the event among industry attendees and the media. Other high-profile speakers will be confirmed in coming weeks. NAFI has also invited foreign diplomats from nations with significant links with forests and forest industries.
To register your interest in sponsoring and/or attending the dinner, contact NAFI on (02) 6285 3833.
For information on the Australian activities to celebrate International Year of Forests, visit: