The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is teaming up with the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) to bring you the 2023 SFI Annual Conference in collaboration with PEFC Week in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from May 14-18, 2023.
We invite you to learn about and discuss opportunities on the most-pressing issues and challenges facing the people and the planet, both locally and globally.

WHO WILL BE THERE?

The 2023 SFI Annual Conference in collaboration with PEFC Week will offer a unique opportunity to network with a global community of interested stakeholders— from SFI-certified and PEFC-certified organizations to community and conservation organizations, Indigenous representatives, government officials, forest owners and managers, university faculty and students, and more.

Want to see highlights of last year’s conference in Wisconsin? Click here.

WHY SHOULD YOU BE THERE?

The 2023 SFI Annual Conference in collaboration with PEFC Week will be a must-attend event for those who want to engage with some of the foremost thought leaders in the forest sector. Sessions will cover many topics, including:

  • How organizations are using data, science, and impactful collaborations to advance forest-positive and nature-positive solutions.
  • Strategies from the public and private sector to advance forest leadership on climate change
  • Indigenous rights, relationship building best practices, and Indigenous-led forest and conservation efforts.
  • Tools and strategies that leverage forest certification standards to demonstrate supply chain sustainability and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) impacts.
  • Opportunities to advance workforce development through forest-focused collaborations.
  • Pathways to build healthy communities through urban and community forest management

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Sunday

Forest and cultural tour to see some of BC’s majestic forests and visit an Indigenous cultural center.

Monday

PEFC sessions and PEFC General Assembly.

Tuesday

Kick off the SFI-PEFC joint conference with welcoming remarks from representatives of government agencies and Indigenous communities. Evening reception.

Wednesday

SFI-PEFC joint conference sessions covering supply chains, ESG, Indigenous rights and relations, climate change, and conservation impact. Evening offsite dinner event.

Thursday

SFI-PEFC joint conference sessions covering workforce development, urban and community forestry. Afternoon SFI side events (Conservation Impact Sounding Board, SFI Implementation Committee General Session, Auditors Forum) and PEFC strategy sessions.
SFI Program Questions:
Nadine Block

Senior VP, Community and Government Relations
Tel: 202-596-3456