Timber Development UK (TDUK), the UK’s largest trade association for the timber supply chain, is partnering with Carrefour International du Bois, the largest timber trade show in Europe, to offer VIP networking opportunities.

Under the terms of the partnership, TDUK will be offering limited-edition VIP Tickets (free for TDUK members) to the conference, taking place from 28th-30th May 2024 in Nantes, France.

These VIP Tickets allow members to benefit from special networking opportunities, access to the VIP/Press Lounge with free coffee and soft drinks, and an invitation to the closing Gala Drinks Networking event.

“We’re very pleased to be partnering with Carrefour International du Bois this year," says TDUK CEO, David Hopkins. "Europe is the UK’s main source of supply for all timber products and Carrefour attracts the widest range of companies covering all product bases.

“TDUK acts as a window into the UK market for overseas suppliers, so we are looking forward to the networking opportunities this brings to both sides. These relationships are crucial, and we look forward to seeing many members there.”

David will be a key speaker at the Carrefour International du Bois session “Timber Architecture and Global Trends” on Tuesday 29th May alongside speakers from across France.

During the session he will outline of the UK Government’s “Timber in Construction Roadmap” as well as a new publication from TDUK, Timber Policy, a comparative study of policies across Europe which aim to encourage a greater use of timber in construction.