The annual general meeting of the Icelandic Forestry Association will be held in Patreksfjörður September 1-3, with three forestry associations – in Bíldudalur, Patreksfjörður and Tálknafjörður – as joint hosts of the meeting.
The President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, will give an address at the start of the meeting, where he will be presented with a first copy of a new book – Frændur fagna skógi – which details forest-related relations between Norway and Iceland. For this reason, Tønnes Svanes, chargé d’affaires at the Norwegian Embassy in Iceland, will also speak.
In addition to the usual general meeting activities a number of presentations on variable forestry topics will be given and field trips taken to forest and other interesting places in the area.
The highlight of the meeting is a celebration on Saturday night where, amongst other things, local people will be honoured for their contributions to forestry.
The programme for the meeting, the Icelandic Forestry Association’s Annual Report and other information will be available on the Icelandic Forestry Associations website:
For updates during the meeting see the Icelandic Forestry Associations Facebook and Instagram: