Side Events

24–28 May 2021 Coex, Seoul, Republic of Korea

The XV World Forestry Congress is a unique opportunity for the world’s largest global gathering of foresters held every six years to strengthen international cooperation with forest supporters and intersectoral partners to share expertise and experiences, and project a vision of the future role of forests in global sustainable development. The last five World Forestry Congresses have been held in Africa (2015), South America (2009), North America (2003), Central Asia (1997) and Europe (1991) from a regional perspective. The next Congress will be held in Korea from 24 to 28 May 2021 to emphasize the role of forests in the context of the Global Forest Goals, Paris Agreement, Post-2020 global biodiversity framework and the 2030 Agenda, identify key measures and enrich the prospective future trajectories of forests as the forest sector is adjusting to the post-COVID-19 developments.

Side events provide an opportunity for sharing expertise, best practices and innovations as well as increasing opportunities for dialogue and exchange amongst the Congress’ participants on the theme and subthemes of the Congress. The objective is to enrich discussions and reflection on the WFC themes, to strengthen partnerships and knowledge, while the world strives to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, and keep on track towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Side events are open to all interested participants registered to the Congress and take place in the official venue during the period of the Congress.

The applications for side events is now closed.

Currently, all applications are being processed based on the criteria outlined in the Information Note and Guidance for Side Events, and meeting rooms will be assigned accordingly taking into consideration the indicated preferred date and time.

The organizers of all accepted side events will be notified soon and the list of events will be posted on the Congress website.

Event Interpretation

Simultaneous interpretation is available for side events in English, French, Korean and Spanish. It is an additional paid service and related costs may be found here. Side event organizers who are desirous of having interpretation for their events should contact the the WFC 2021 logistics team at to request this service.