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Post Event Report of WOODRISE 2021 KYOTO
18th October 2021 Post Event Report of WOODRISE 2021 KYOTO WOODRISE 2021 KYOTO, an international congress for the development of mid-rise and high-rise wooden buildings, was held at Kyoto International Conference Center from October 15 to 17, 2021.   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan, the congress was held both on-site and on-line.   Nevertheless, roughly 500 people were participated on-site; overall, 800 people participated in WOODRISE 2021 KYOTO, including on-line participants such as speakers and moderators from overseas.   Under the theme of “Wooden Buildings for Sustainable Development From the Traditional to the Future,” 69 Speakers and Moderators from 16 countries shared the latest projects, trends, and thoughts regarding to mid-rise and high-rise wooden buildings at the plenary sessions and six different workshops. In addition, Commemorative Speech by Mr. Kengo Kuma, Special Session “The Promotion of Wooden Architecture and the SDGs,” and Special Session “The Housing Market of Asia & Oceania” were also delivered.   In connection with holding WOODRISE 2021 KYOTO, we would like to express our deepest gratitude for those who supported, cooperated, and participated.    The postponed programs of WOODRISE 2021 KYOTO, such as Welcome Lounge, Gala Dinner, B to B Meetings, and Technical Tours, will be held at the “WOODRISE 2021 BUSINESS SESSION” scheduled to be held in Tokyo, late May 2022. The purpose of the WOODRISE 2021 BUSINESS SESSION is to provide an opportunity for the exchange of opinions and interaction among many industry stakeholders from all over the world, including those who wish to attend the conference in Kyoto in October but are unable to come to Japan.   We will update more details about the WOODRISE 2021 BUSINESS SESSION on WOODRISE 2021 hompage (http://woodrise2021.jp/en/) and so forth, so please keep in touch with us.   The facade of the venue, Kyoto International Conference Center   The opening ceremony and plenary sessions were held at the main hall