COEX Convention and Exhibition Center, the venue of the XV World Forestry CongressThe XV World Forestry Congress will be hosted by the Government of the Republic of Korea from 24 to 28 May 2021 and held at the COEX Convention and Exhibition Center in Seoul.

The Congress will bring together the global forestry community to review and analyze key challenges facing the sector and ways to address these. Participation is usually diverse, with representation from all regions and sectors; including the public and private sector, NGOs, CSOs, scientific or professional bodies, and forestry societies, as well as those who simply care about forests and the environment. 

The first World Forestry Congress was held in Rome in 1926 and subsequent Congresses have generally taken place every six years since then. Since 1954, FAO has been entrusted with supporting the Congress in close cooperation with the host country.

The official XV World Forestry Congress website has been launched!

On the official Congress website you can learn more about how the XV World Forestry Congress will address the most important current issues concerning forests and the products and services they provide. The sub-themes of the Congress will enable the review of progress in implementing the outcomes of previous congresses, especially the Durban Declaration, and the advances being made towards a sustainable, resilient future.
Please find out more about the sub-themes here.

Call for Participation

Send in an abstract for a technical paper, poster or video:
World Forestry Congresses are known for producing high quality papers. The XV World Forestry Congress Secretariat has launched a call for abstracts for technical papers, posters and videos on the official Congress website. Find out more information here.

Suggest a Side Event:
Side events at the XV World Forestry Congress will offer participants the opportunity to network,  build partnerships, be informed and share experiences about new publications and innovative solutions in the forest sector. A call for side events has been published here.

Registration for the Congress will be launched at the end of August, and more info can be found on the official website

Please send any thoughts or questions on the Congress programme to [email protected] 



last updated:  Friday, August 7, 2020