The Inaugural International Symposium on Forestry and Forest Products

Malaysia is committed to combating climate change. The Symposium is therefore aptly themed, “Addressing global concerns and changing societal needs”.

ISFFP 2010 is being organized in conjunction with the Forest Research Institute Malaysia's (FRIM) 25th anniversary this year. The main objective is to discuss and disseminate the latest R&D findings that address the often competing and challenging needs of both the forestry sector and forest products industry.

Themed: “Addressing global concerns and changing societal needs”, the Symposium will be held from 5 to 7 October 2010 at The Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. It will feature local and foreign forestry-related experts and researchers, who will discuss and share latest research and development (R&D) findings that could help to address the often
competing and challenging needs of both the forestry sector and forest products industry.

There will be 160 oral and poster presentations. Among the highlights on global concerns are the role of forestry sector in climate change mitigation, the move towards development of more innovative products from environmentally-friendly resources, challenges of Malaysian products in meeting new international market requirements, besides development of technology and practices for conservation of forest resources.

There will also be issues of social economics and forestry, the influence of public interests on sustainable forest management and the documentation of forest traditional knowledge of Orang Asli in Malaysia among the topics of presentation.

The Symposium targets 400 participants, including from private companies related to agroforestry and forest industries; government agencies, researchers and academics, policy makers, forest managers/foresters; non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as well as individuals involved in forest and natural resources management, land use planning and development, eco-tourism, nature education, forestry and forest products, biotechnology in forestry, herbal industry, forest certification and auditing and environmental policies.

For traveling participants who need accommodation, please make your reservation directly with The Legend Hotel by filling-up the registration form available from ISFFP 2010 website and fax it to the hotel.

For enquiries or registration, please contact The Secretariat Mr Mahmudin Saleh at +603-6279 7316 or Ms Zuraida Abd Majid at +603-6279 7280, fax to +603-6280 4620 or email: [email protected] or check out the Symposium website at

From 05 Oct 2010
Until 07 Oct 2010
The Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
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