Join us to learn more about the forestry industry in these two South East Asian countries. These growing markets are somehow different although close by. The production is growing, primary forest loss is controlled and show positive signs and sustainability has become a major topic in both countries.
Business Finland is now launching Smart Forestry Export Booster to Indonesia and Malaysia. It is concentrating on both markets so that Finnish companies can consider larger area when plan to enter to SEA and see which market would be good to start with.
Local experts will explain about the forestry sector - both natural and plantation - and key stakeholders in both countries. You will also hear from Business Finland activities at the region.
Global forest sector has increased during the past decade, but relatively most positive trends have been in Asia along with Europe and South America. South East Asia’s forests are some of the most biodiverse in the world, hosting four of the world’s 25 biodiversity hotspots. Being increasingly aware of the importance of biodiversity protection and balanced development, significant efforts are being made by South-East Asian Governments to protect forests and to make timber and palm oil production more sustainable.
Indonesia is moving fast towards more efficient forestry and producers also need to improve compliance with international standards. Also use of biomass for energy is gaining interest because of Indonesia's targets to phase out coal. There are vast variety of opportunities in the sector due to the diversity of the forest concession owners. Large conglomerates, smaller plantations, governmental forest and social forest have different kind of needs and requirements. Business Finland maps the needs and value chains of different types of customers and will help Finnish companies to establish relationships with new players in the industry.
Malaysia has been recognized as one of the 12 known ‘mega-diversity’ countries in the world. In line with this, the Malaysian government had agreed and committed to enhance effective management, conservation and sustainable development of forest biodiversity. In this context, continuous emphasis would be given in the aspects of conservation, rehabilitation, sustainable consumption as well as equal and fair benefit sharing of the said resources.