On September 11, the "2019 Seminar on Bamboo and Rattan Technology Innovation-Driven Green Industry Development" hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of China and undertaken by ICBR opened in Beijing. 18 senior officials from 7 countries including Cambodia, Fiji, Kenya, Ghana, Venezuela, Uganda, and Spain participated on a 21-day seminar.
In the 21-day seminar, the trainees will participate in lectures, case studies, site visits and other activities. They will go to Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province and Anji County, Zhejiang Province to visit the bamboo high-yield forest base and high-tech bamboo products enterprises, engaging in discussions with local governments, entrepreneurs and other bamboo and rattan industry representatives. At the same time, the trainees will also be invited to the ICBR Anhui Taiping Experimental Base to visit and inspect the bamboo-wood composite structure demonstration house and the bamboo and rattan and flower germplasm resource storage library in order to help them see and understand the latest development on composite materials of bamboo and wood and germplasm resource preservation in China.