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SINGAPORE, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following on from its success at Patrimonia in France, and two Timberland Investment Conferences in London, niche forestry ownership and plantation management group Asia Plantation Capital will be exhibiting at DKM - Germany's leading trade fair for the finance and insurance industry - from the 28th to the 30th of October 2014, in Westfalenhallen, Dortmund.
The European investment perspective of forestry is, traditionally, a combination of safety, wealth protection, and 'long-term' outlook. In cooler climates the land beneath the trees is usually integral to the investment. The actual timber - and more recently the biomass derived therefrom - can be stored on the stump until market sale conditions are attractive.
In the warm tropics and with higher value species such as Aquilaria (or 'Agarwood'), Asia Plantation Capital has successfully reinvented the industry perception with shorter time frames (reduced to 7 years on certain plantations), combined with an emphasis on sustainability and high value throughout the chain for speciality wood and its end products.
With Agarwood this includes the option to participate in projects that encompass the full process; from the planting of saplings, through to the distillation of valuable Oud oil from harvested trees. The projected returns remain uncorrelated to regular stocks and shares, and benefit from Asia Plantation Capital's strategy of growing trees on land that it owns. Returns on Agarwood are based on one of the most valuable tree/end use combinations available at this time.
Thomas Schibli - an expert on both Agarwood plantations and high value derived products such as Oud oil - will be on hand, along with other members of the Asia Plantation Capital team, to explain 'Green' investments and sustainable plantation forestry.
Asia Plantation Capital offers access to responsible and sustainably managed forestry operations in Southeast Asia. These include species such as bamboo, teak, and Agarwood, where development of added value and premium end products is a core business strategy. Agroforestry is a further strategic objective, as it contributes positively to rural communities by raising living standards and increasing employment.
Approaching forestry from a plantation management perspective and with its proven expertise, Asia Plantation Capital has the opportunity to provide consultancy services and offer international professional investors both medium and long-term options in sustainable plantation projects.
Asia Plantation Capital: Sustainable investment options for the current age.
Asia Plantation Capital is an owner and operator of a diverse range of commercial plantation and farming businesses across the Asia-Pacific region, and globally, part of the Asia Plantation Capital Group of associated companies. Their focus is on multicultural and diverse plantation projects geared to the domestic and commercial demands of the countries in which they operate.
Working closely with and supporting local communities is an underlying core principle of the APC business, providing social and cultural support, as well as investment, to move these communities away from deforestation and illegal logging activities, previously seen as a main source of income in some regions of Asia.
Established officially in 2008, although operating privately since 2002, the group now has plantation and agricultural projects on four continents with operational projects at various stages in Thailand, Malaysia, China, Laos, India, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, The Gambia, North America and Europe.
Promoting the use of certified wood is the best way of preventing deforestation, protecting biodiversity and combatting poverty in the tropical rainforest regions. For the yachting sector, which strives for excellence and which is already involved in environmental efforts, this is also a way of ensuring that no wood from illegal logging is used.
Adrian Heng, Group Marketing Director