Experts from Impetu Solutions were invited to give a keynote speech on ‘Opening Horizons: What kind of new approaches are available?’ for the COST Foresight on Future Demand for Forest-based Products and Services: Dissemination Conference on September 13, 2011, in Sekocin Stary (Near Warsaw)/Poland.
The aim of the COST Strategic Workshop series 2010-2011 was to carry out a wide-angle foresight exercise on the future demand for multiple forest-based products and services. The project combines expert workshops and a collection of data and perceptions by means of internet-based tools. The final conference was an event held under the patronage of the Polish EU Presidency. It presented results of the workshop series and provided an insight in the state-of-the-art of recent foresight and futures-oriented exercises carried out in the forest-based sector. Furthermore, the needs and ideas for new foresight exercises were discussed.
The programme featured keynote speakers that presented the forest sector futures orientations in a wider societal and global perspective, providing experience on foresight exercises carried out in the forest sector and related other sectors, as well as short presentations of the new activities planned in the field of forest-based sector foresight.