Call for Papers

TIMBER TALKS is open to architects, engineers, clients, contractors, local authorities, housebuilders and developers. It will feature high-calibre speakers discussing the aesthetic, commercial and technical possibilities of structural timber through case studies and award-winning projects.

Why should you speak at events such as TIMBER TALKS?

  • Receive Leads
  • Showcase Thought Leadership
  • Free Publicity
  • Vast Networking Opportunities
If you would like to be considered to present at TIMBER TALKS please email your name, job title, company and proposed presentation title and description to


View our 2019 Timber Talks Seminar Speakers below:


Julia Barfield

Founding Director
Marks Barfield Architects

A big thank you to Julia Barfield for her thought provoking presentation on: The Cambridge Mosque on the 06 November 2019. 

Julia is a British architect and director of Marks Barfield Architects, established in 1989.

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Andrew Carpenter

Chief Executive
Structural Timber Association

Our Timber Talks conference Chair is Andrew Carpenter, the chief executive of the Structural Timber Association! 

The Structural Timber Association are our proud event partners for Timber Talks! 

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Tom Foster

Design Director
Studio RHE

Tom has been delivering international projects from inception to completion for more than 16 years. 

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Kelly Harrison

Heyne Tillett Steel

Kelly has over thirteen years' experience as a structural engineer and since joining Heyne Tillett Steel in 2008 has worked on schemes across all sectors and at all scales. Her experience ranges from small scale exceptionally detailed private houses to large scale commercial developments in the heart of London. In 2015 Kelly completed a new walkway within the Science Museum London which was opened by the Queen and won a Structural Award in 2016.

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Simon Horn

Technical Manager
Stewart Milne Timber Systems

Simon joined Stewart Milne Timber Systems in 2010 and has specialised in timber frame design and construction for the past 28 years.

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Gareth Mason

Sales Manager Western Europe – Building Solutions
Stora Enso

Gareth has worked in the pre-fabricated timber construction industry for fifteen years and brings a broad perspective drawn from his experience working across the various stages of the construction process.

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Arda Ozel

Eckersley O'Callaghan

Arda joined Eckersley O'Callaghan in 2015 following 12 years' experience with TPS Building Engineering Group. As a Structural Engineer with a breadth of technical and construction knowledge, he brings expertise in the delivery of complex refurbishment and new build projects. In particular, Arda's experience includes Public Sector, Residential, Healthcare and Aviation, having spent prolonged periods based on sites in Muscat and Dubai.

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John Spittle

UK Representative

John has worked in the offsite industry for over 30 years and whilst much of his time has been spent at the front end of the business in commercial, business development, key account management, estimating and sales he has also worked in design, customer services & system development, as well a running a national contracts team. 

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