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Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland , Oregon 97201
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FPS International Convention 2016 - Forest Products Society

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Overview

Event Overview:

The 70th Forest Products Society (FPS) International Convention will be held June 27-29, 2016 in Portland, Oregon, USA. The annual International Convention is the premier event for professionals in the forest products industry. The Convention brings together hundreds of scientists, design professionals, managers, decision makers, and others from academia, government, nonprofit, and private industry sectors to discuss the state of forest products research and learn about innovations in the field.

Wood remains one of our most important renewable construction materials - a natural resource that contributes to the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of the planet. The Convention is a showcase for ideas: research, development, philosophy, technology. The boundaries between industry sectors are gone. Cross-pollination is the goal.

The 70th International Convention will feature sessions targeting wood properties in construction, wood and the environment, education and marketing for the forest products industry, and advances in technology.

The Convention covers a wide array of topics, including:

Advances in Technology
Nanotechnology
Adhesives
Wood enhancements
Wood processing
Composites
Chemistry
New Products/Innovations

Wood and the Environment
Environmental impacts
Recycling and reuse
Treated wood/preservatives
Biofuels-bioenergy and feedstock supply impacts
Designing for the environment

Marketing and Education
Forest certification
Green building certification
Environmental product declarations
Public perception
Timber supply issues
Export/import product and policy

Wood in Construction
Wood moisture relations
Strength properties
Wood quality
Paint coatings and finishing
Solid wood and panel product development

Exhibitor Information:

The annual Forest Products Society International Convention is the premier event for professionals in the forest products industry. The Convention brings together hundreds of scientists, design professionals, managers, decision makers, and others from academia, government, nonprofit, and private industry sectors to discuss the state of forest products research and learn about innovations in the field. Attended by Forest Products Society members and non-members, the Convention is the perfect venue to build new professional connections with top researchers from around the world and reconnect with colleagues and friends in the field. Wood remains one of our most important renewable construction materials - a natural resource that contributes to the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of the planet.

WHO ATTENDS THE CONVENTION?
The FPS International Convention offer the perfect opportunity to build new professional connections with top researchers from around the world and reconnect with colleagues and friends in the field. It is the place to learn about the latest developments in timber engineering and in forest products research and application.

AUDIENCE:
- PRIVATE INDUSTRY
- MANAGERS
- GOVERNMENT
- SCIENTISTS
- NONPROFIT
- ACADEMIA
- MANUFACTURERS
- STUDENTS
- ENGINEERS

WHY DO PEOPLE ATTEND THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION?
The International Convention brings together hundreds of scientists, design professionals, managers, decision makers and others from
academia, government, nonprofit, and private industry sectors to discuss the state of forest products research and learn about
innovations in the field.

TOP REASONS:
- EXPLORE AND DISCUSS SCIENCE AT ITS SOURCE
- REAL-WORLD CONNECTIONS
- PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING
- EXPOSURE TO LATEST INNOVATIONS
- MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS
- RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE IN THE INDUSTRY

About the FPS:

The Forest Products Society is an international not-for-profit technical association founded in 1947 to provide an information network for all segments of the forest products industry. The Society's Vision is to be the world leader in technical information transfer to further the socially beneficial use of wood and fiber resources. The Society's Mission is to foster innovation and research in the environmentally sound processing and use of wood and fiber resources by disseminating information and providing forums for networking and the exchange of knowledge. 

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