Exploring the positive impact that timber can have on health and well-being, Timber Trade Journal will be hosting its Wood and Wellness Conference at the Hilton London Tower Bridge on the 13th of February, 2019.
One of the most widely respected titles in its market, Timber Trade Journal (TTJ) is well-known for its editorial content and independent perspective on the latest business and market trends across the timber industry. On the 13th of February 2019, TTJ will be hosting a Wood and Wellness Conference to explore the positive impact that timber has on health and well-being.
As Stephen Powney reports in his preview of the Wood and Wellness Conference, as the health and well-being trend expands, there is set to be a renewed focus on using natural materials in the building of homes, workplaces, healthcare facilities, and a range of other environments. The Wood and Wellness Conference will look at the ways that wood fits into this trend, after studies have proven the positive impacts that exposure to natural products can have on our health.
Conference speaker Sean Sutcliffe, director of Benchmark Furniture
Supported by a number of timber sector organisations, the one-day conference will take place in central London at the Hilton London Tower Bridge. Bringing together the wood industries, as well as the construction, specification and design sectors, the Wood and Wellness Conference is aimed at individuals from a range of industries – from architects and interior designers to construction and health professionals.
The Wood and Wellness Conference aims to discuss the ways that sustainable timber can help to build the world we live in, and will also look at the effects that the use of wood can have on everything from an individual’s productivity to their recovery from serious injury. The conference asks: “in a world of digital disruption and the internet of things, could our long term health and wellbeing be rooted in something as old as trees?”
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Conference speakers include the likes of Dr Oliver Jones, the head of research at Ryder Architecture, and BRE research director Dr Ed Suttie. A panel, scheduled for the middle of the conference, will ask “what are the routes to assuring legal and sustainable sourcing?” and will be chaired by Wood for Good campaign director, Christiane Lellig. Several case studies will also be presented during the conference’s afternoon sessions, which explore the ways that wood has been used in various sectors.
Sponsored by James Latham, the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), MEDITE SMARTLY, and Accsys Technologies (behind Accoya modified wood), the Wood and Wellness Conference has also been announced as a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified event. Those who attend all the conference’s sessions can be awarded up to six CPD points.
Find out more about TTJ and its Wood and Wellness Conference here: http://www.ttjonline.com/event/wood-and-wellness/
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