FSC Asia Pacific Business Forum: Photo Highlights

The inaugural FSC Asia Pacific Business Forum in Hanoi, Vietnam on 8 November saw over 100 FSC certificate holders from different companies and sectors attending.

The venue was all set…

…with participants arriving at the venue.

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Before the forum started, participants from across the region and international buyers were getting acquainted with each other in the networking coffee session, while visiting exhibition booths where the companies showcased their sustainable operations and FSC-certified products.

Adam Beamount, the Regional Director of FSC Asia Pacific, started the forum with a welcoming speech.

Adam Beamount Welcoming Speech

Followed by a keynote speech acknowledging FSC’s benefits to both the environment and businesses from Mr Cao Chi Cong, Deputy General Director of the Vietnam Administration of Forestry from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Mr Cao Chi Cong, Deputy General Director of the Vietnam Administration of Forestry from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Four key areas were selected in this forum to represent the core and upcoming forestry product industries in the region. The morning session began with talking about FSC as the market tool on organisation’s procurement policy, CSR obligations and Sustainable Development Goals,  and the current and future market demand for FSC, challenges and opportunities in the pulp, paper and packaging sector. 

Left: FSC Asia Pacific’s Regional Director Adam Beaumont, FSC International’s Market Development Director Jeremy Harrison, and Tetra Pak’s Cluster Leader Environment for South Asia, East Asia & Oceania Jeffrey Fielkow; Top Right: Kimberly-Clark’s Sustainability Business Partner (APAC) Chris Messer; Bottom Right: Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific’s Regional Paper Manager Sam Allen.

Media interviews and networking session.

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Some serious discussions going on here…

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A good lunch to keep us going!


The Forum continued with talking about the Rubber sector on the growing demand for FSC latex, followed by the Sustainable Timber Use in Construction and Furniture Sector

Left: WWF Greater Mekong’s Le Thien Duc, FSC International’s Félix Romero and FSC India’s TR Manoharan at the rubber panel; Top Right: All-star panel with representatives from Olam, Ikea, Adobo Wood, Precious Wood and Scancom talking about sustainable timber use.

After a full day of hard work, a group photo dedicated to everyone that marked the success of FSC Asia Pacific’s inaugural Business Forum. We hope to see you next time!

FSC Asia Pacific Business Forum Group Picture

Download full agenda here FSC APAC business forum_agenda_final
View the media release here