CONAIBO is a National association born from the initiative of some regional and provincial logger associations in the Fall of 2012. The association started from an initial group of 5 regional logger associations of Northern and Central Italy, and namely: Piemont, Lombardy, Tuscany, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Trentino. Later, CONAIBO was joined by other associations including Co.Ge.For from Veneto, Ci.Fort from Triveneto, “Arbores domi” from Liguria, a second logger association from Piemont and the logger section of Federlegno Arredo – Associazione Assolegno with its important representation of logging companies from Calabria and Lazio. As a result, CONAIBO currently gathers 10 loggers associations, each numbering from a few dozens to over hundred logging enterprises. The mission of CONAIBO is to strengthen the collective activity of logging enterprises, in order to support their technology and economic development, while lobbying in favour of new policies that may support the sector. Furthermore,CONAIBO aims at improving company professionalism, operator training and worker safety. Other goals of CONAIBO are to promote sustainable forest management, to improve the status of loggers and to favour access to the business for young entrepreneurs.