September 2019 Annual Meeting
Porto, Portugal

The 2019 Camcore Annual Meeting will take place from Tuesday, September 3 to Tuesday, September 10, 2019, in Porto, Portugal.

This meeting will be a bit different in that our primary focus will be strategic planning for the next ten years. Therefore, the field tour part of the meeting will not be as large as normal, but we will have two days at the end of the meeting to visit forestry and tree breeding operations of The Navigator Company, a large Portuguese pulp and paper company. Nuno Borralho, a well-known tree breeder from Portugal, is helping arrange our visit, and we’re sure it will be very interesting.

Porto is a large city with plenty of direct international flights. We are working on the specifics of hotels, costs, field tours, etc., and more details will follow soon. We hope to keep the overall cost of the meeting somewhat less than our typical full 10-day meeting.

Once again, this will be a very important meeting where we define our strategic priorities for the next ten years. It is important that all members are represented as we make discuss a number of important issues. Please put these dates on your calendar, and begin the process of requesting permission to attend. We look forward to seeing everyone in Portugal in September.

Past Annual Meetings

Camcore 2018 Annual Meeting in Colombia, September 24-October 5, 2018

The 2018 annual meeting will be hosted by Smurfit Kappa Colombia.

Camcore 2017 Annual Meeting in Sweden, September 26-October 7, 2017

The 2017 annual meeting was hosted by Camcore, SLU (Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet) and Skogforsk.

Camcore 2016 Annual Meeting in Brazil, December 1-10, 2016

The 2016 annual meeting was hosted by Camcore, Klabin SA, and WestRock.

Camcore 2015 Annual Meeting in Texas, United States, November 8-14, 2015

The 2015 annual meeting was hosted by Camcore, WestRock, ArborGen, USDA Forest Service, and IFCO.

Camcore 2014 Annual Meeting in Guatemala, November 16-23, 2014

The 2014 annual meeting was hosted by Grupo De Guate and Camcore.

Camcore 2013 Annual Meeting in South Africa, October 20-31, 2013

The 2013 annual meeting was hosted by Cape Pine, Komatiland, Mondi, PG Bison, Sappi, and York Timbers.

Camcore 2012 Annual Meeting in Chile, October 29- Novemeber 9, 2012

The 2012 annual meeting was hosted by Arauco Bioforest and CMPC Forestal Mininco.

Camcore 2011 Annual Meeting in Canberra, Australia, November 30 – December 10, 2011

The 2011 annual meeting was hosted by associate member CSIRO.

Camcore 2010 Annual Meeting in São Paulo, Brazil, September 26 – October 1, 2010

The 30th Anniversary 2010 annual meeting was hosted by Camcore.

Camcore 2009 Annual Meeting in Uruguay in November

The 2009 annual meeting was sponsored by Stora Enso Uruguay and Weyerhaeuser.


Regional Meetings

The 2019 Latin American regional meeting is tentatively scheduled for Oct 21-22
and will be hosted by Arauco Argentina in Misiones, Argentina.

The South African regional meeting is tentatively scheduled for November 20-22 and will
be hosted by PG Bison in the north Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Annual Technical Visit