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Events

Upcoming events

DateLocationTitle
10.01.2018Brussels (BE)Club du Bois meeting
The European Panel Federation (EPF), the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS)
and the European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois), are glad to invite you to the next Club du Bois meeting under the chairwomanship of Mrs Maria Noichl, MEP, on 10 January 2018 at the European Parliament in Brussels.
For further information, please contact the EOS Secretariat.

Past events

DateLocationTitle
15. - 17.11.2017VenedigInternational Hardwood Conference
European Timber Trade Federation ETTF and European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry EOS along with Fedecomlegno welcome you to the 7th International Hardwood Conference that will be held in Venice, one of the most fascinating cities in the world, on 15-17 November 2017.
04. - 06.10.2017HamburgInternational Softwood Conference 2017
Nach dem großen Erfolg vorangegangener Veranstaltungen, wird in diesem Jahr vom 4. bis 6. Oktober 2017 die INTERNATIONAL SOFTWOOD CONFERENCE 2017 (ISC) im schönen Hamburg stattfinden.

An der Elbe gelegen, ist Hamburg einer der drei Stadtstaaten Deutschlands sowie der größte Seehafen in Deutschland, der drittgrößte in Europa.

Traditionell findet am Vorabend der Konferenz, am 4. Oktober, ein Cocktail-Empfang statt, ehe sie am nächsten Morgen um 9:00 Uhr offiziell mit der Marktanalyse aus der Perspektive hochkarätiger internationaler Referenten startet.

Die Präsentationen konzentrieren sich auf Fakten und Zahlen, die sowohl die Nadelholzproduktion als auch den Verbrauch in den wichtigsten Holzmärkten wie Nordafrika, Ägypten, Japan, Russland und den USA zeigen, um nur einige zu nennen. Ein Einblick in den britischen Markt in Folge des BREXIT wird einer der interessantesten Diskussionsrunden des diesjährigen ISC sein. Darüber hinaus wird ein detaillierter Einblick in den kanadischen Markt und die Klärung der Nadelholzvereinbarung zwischen den USA und Kanada sicherlich die Diskussion zwischen den Teilnehmern bereichern.

Die internationale Softwood Conference 2017 wird vom Gesamtverband Deutscher Holzhandel (GD HOLZ), dem Europäischen Holzhandelsverband (European Timber Trade Federation - ETTF) und dem Europäischen Sägewerksverband (European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry - EOS) ausgerichtet.

Weitere Informationen zur Teilnahme an der ISC und zur Buchung finden Sie unter
04.10.2017HamburgEOS General Assembly / EOS Board Members Meeting
25. - 28.09.2017Lahti, Finland International Scientific Conference on Hardwood Processing
Lahti, Finland will host the ISCHP 2017 conference from September 25th to 28th, 2017. The conference continues the series of ISCHP conferences which were previously held in Canada (2007), France (2009), USA (2011), Italy (2013) and Canada (2015).

The main objective of this conference is to bring together the scientific and research communities working on hardwoods from the source to the customer, to share knowledge, experience and ideas. International experts, scientists, government employees, hardwood industry representatives, suppliers and customers are invited to discuss recent progress and innovative work in this valuable area.

Topics covered by ISCHP 2017

The Organizing Committee of the conference has a pleasure to invite participants to propose contributions and submit abstracts on the following topics that are of most interest for the conference:

Hardwood Quality, Forest Management and Wood Procurement
Hardwood Properties and Analysis of Raw Materials
Hardwood Processing, Optimization and Technology Development for Wood and Composite products
Hardwood Biorefining and Value-added Chemical Products
Hardwood Product Development and Performance
Markets, Sustainability and Value Chains of Hardwood Cluster.
08.09.2017Pörtschach (Austria)International Day of Wood - Pörtschach (Austria): 8th of September
The European Organization of the Sawmill Industry is glad to announce that on the 8th of September, 2017, the Parkhotel Pörtschach (Hans Pruscha Weg 5, 9210 Pörtschach am Wörthersee, Austria) will host the International Day of Wood 2017. The Austrian Sawmill Industry and the Timber Trade invite all entrepreneurs from the forestry and timber industry, friends and business partners to this conference. Distinguished speakers, including Mr Herbert Jöbstl (Chairman of the Austrian Sawmill Industry and EOS Board Member), from Austria and Italy will tackle issues that are relevant for the stakeholders of the industry. The conference languages will be German, Italian and English. The event will be opened by a breakfast snack, will include keynote speeches and panel discussion, and will be concluded by a lunch buffet.

For further information, please contact Rainer Handl (Fachverband der Holzindustrie Österreichs) at the following e-mail address: holztag@saege.at or at the following phone number: +43/1/712 26 01-22.

To register, please send an e-mail to holztag@saege.at specifying your first name, surname, company you represent, e-mail address, and your signature.
21.06.2017Vienna (AT)EOS Summer General Assembly
The next General Assembly will take place in the fascinating city of Vienna on 21 June 2017 and it will be anticipated on 20 June by the famous Schweighofer prize.

The EOS Secretariat kindly recalls that during the 2017 Summer General Assembly, the EOS President and the EOS Board Members should be elected and/or reconfirmed in their role.
Please be informed that for also this year our General Assembly will open its doors to new potential EOS Members. For this reason, if you are aware of National Sawmill association and/or Companies that might be interested in having an active role in Europe and in joining our Organization please do not hesitate to contact the EOS Secretariat!
e-mail: info@eos-oes.eu


25.05.2017HannoverEinladung Branchenabend 25.05.2017 / LIGNA 2017
Branchenabend 25.05.2017

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

die Deutsche Säge- und Holzindustrie lädt Sie im Rahmen der LIGNA zum 4. Internationalen Branchenabend der Säge- und Holzindustrie nach Hannover ein. Stattfinden wird das Branchentreffen am 25. Mai 2017 ab 17.00 Uhr im Haus der Nationen, Messeglände Hannover.

Hier finden Sie die Einladung und Anmelderückfax.

Am schnellsten geht die Anmeldung per E-Mail

Sie können aber auch gerne das Fax-Formular verwenden.

Nach Eintreffen der Anmeldung erhalten Sie die detailierte Infos zur Registrierung für den kostenlosen Eingang auf das LIGNA-Gelände.

Seit 2011 ist der Internationale Branchenabend, initiiert vom DeSH, ein fester Programmpunkt während der LIGNA. In bewährt gewohnter Umgebung treffen Entscheider aus der Sägeindustrie auf Maschinen- und Anlageproduzenten. Mit diesem Event fördert der DeSH die Möglichkeit im Dialog zu bleiben. Wie steigende Teilnehmerzahlen bestätigen, nutzen von Jahr zu Jahr immer mehr Branchenteilnehmer die Gelegenheit, dort „alte“ Bekannte zu treffen und neue Kontakte zu knüpfen. Auf den letzten Versanstaltungen kamen jeweils über 100 Teilnehmer.

Netzwerken PLUS Training

Als besonderes Highlight platzieren wir an diesem Abend den Timber-Trainer direkt am Haus der Nationen. So können Sie an einem Sägewerks-Simulator während des Abends Ihre Fähigkeiten an der Säge testen.

Der Timber-Trainer wird künftig wesentlicher Bestandteil der Ausbildungskampagne "it wood be good" sein. Nach der LIGNA ist der Timber-Trainer deutschlandweit unterwegs und unterstützt dabei die Ausbildungen in den Schulen und Unternehmen und wirbt beispielsweise im Rahmen von Messen für Berufe in der Sägeindustrie.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Zusage bis 11.05.2017.

Herzliche Grüße aus Berlin

Lars Schmidt
Hauptgeschäftsführer
Generalsekretär des Vorstands (DeSH)

Einladungsflyer zum Download

Für Rückfragen steht Ihnen Sabine Thiel gerne auch telefonisch:
030 22320490 oder mobil: 0160 5564932 zur Verfügung.
22. - 26.05.2017HannoverLIGNA 2017 /22.- 26.Mai
Bei der Ligna 2017 steht die Forst- und Holzwirtschaft im Mittelpunkt. Auf dem Messegelände präsentieren sich globale Trends der Holzbranche. Mehr als 1.500 Aussteller aus 45 Länder sind gekommen um ihre Neuheiten und innovativen Produkte vorzustellen. Mit einer neuen Gliederung der Aussteller in die Angebotsschwerpunkte "Werkzeuge, Maschinen und Anlagen für die Einzel- und Serienfertigung", schwinden die Grenzen zwischen Forst- und Holzwirtschaft.

Vernetzte Fertigung

Im Mittelpunkt der Ligna 2017 stehen intelligente Konzepte für die vernetzte Fertigung über einzelne Prozessschritte hinweg. Die gezeigten innovativen Werkzeuge, Maschinen und Anlagen für die Einzel- und Serienfertigung, Oberflächentechnik, Holzwerkstoffherstellung, Sägewerktechnik, Energie aus Holz, Maschinenkomponenten und Automatisierung sowie Forsttechnik bilden die Voraussetzung für einen erfolgreichen Weg in die Industrie-4.0-Welt.
Quelle: http://www.hannover.de/Veranstaltungskalender/Messen-Kongresse/Ligna-2017
03.05.2017Brussels (BE)Informative day on forestry certification
You can now register for the informative day on forestry certification that EOS is jointly organizing with the Sustainability Working group of CEI-Bois, on 3 May from 10.30 to 17.00, in Brussels.

The meeting will be held in the EOS-CEI-Bois facilities, in Rue Montoyer 24, 1000 Brussels.
For registering, simply reply by return mail to the EOS Secretariat. Deadline: 25 April 2017

The primary scope of this event is to inform our Members and companies operating in the forestry sector about the certification schemes and their recent developments and to respond to their specific questions. In particular, this informative day should provide with detailed information on the role, content and recent developments concerning PEFC, FSC and the ISO/PC 287 chain of custody.


08. - 09.03.2017LondonUK Softwood & Hardwood Conferences and TTF Annual Dinner
The EOS Secretariat has the pleasure to extend you the invitation to the UK Softwood and Hardwood Conferences organized by the Timber Trade Federation and to the TTF Annual Dinner that will take place on the 8th March at The Globe Theatre in London.
Both UK Softwood and Hardwood Conferences are free of charges and will take place respectively on the 8th and the 9th March 2017.

On the 8th March in the evening, TTF will host the TTF Annual Dinner.

For further information on the participation costs at the TTF Annual Dinner, please contact Mrs Karen Sussex at: ksussex@ttf.co.uk
12. - 13.01.2017Berlin (Germany)International congress of the sawmill and wood industry
Buliding with wood is at present under the attention of the public opinion: it has been put under the spotlight not only by the housing demand issue, which is currently very relevant, but also by the efforts of the German government to avert climate change. Recent developments have been opening new sales markets for the wood industries – however, this fact also calls for technical innovation, new products and comprehensive service provisions. For example, which solutions has the sector devised to address the shortage of housing demands in very populated cities? How has the sector managed to overcome legislative and organizational obstacles in, inter alia, multifamily houses and business buildings?

These and other topics will be discussed by participants in the international congress of the sawmill and wood industry, which will take place on the 12th and the 13th of January 2017 in Berlin.

Overview of the main conference topics:
- Building in cities and housing demand: the potential for wood
- Technology, products, and service provisions to build with wood. What to do to open up new markets
- Packaging market: the unknown giant in transition
- Bio-economy – chances and risks: use of sawmill by-products
- Focus on technology: Fire protection in the construction and machine technology

For further information, please contact Mrs Sabine Thiel (email address: sabine.thiel@saegeindustrie.de, phone number: 0049 30 22320490)
09. - 10.11.2016Brussels (Belgium)Club du Bois meeting
The European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) together with the European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois) and the European Panel Federation (EPF) and the cordially invite you to the Club du Bois meeting under the chairwomanship of Mrs Maria Noichl, MEP on 9-10 November 2016.
Please contact the EOS Secretariat for further information.
18. - 21.10.2016Geneva, Switzerland. 74th session of the ECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry
The 74th Session of the ECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) will be held on 18-20 October 2016 in the Palais des Nations (Room V), Geneva, Switzerland.

The Committee, in addition to reviewing and guiding the regular activities in data collection and analysis, policy support, capacity building and communication, will focus on the business aspects of the sector. Themes envisaged for this session include review of the results of the work on forest ownership and green jobs in the region. The segment on forest products markets and forest based industries will comprise the traditional half-day market discussions and another day (19 October 2016) on topics of relevance to forest based industries.

The Committee will also be invited to contribute to the Strategic Review of the Integrated Programme of Work 2014-2017 and provide recommendations for the future programme (from 2018 onwards). Next year we will also have the pleasure to celebrate the 70 years of successful collaboration between COFFI (former Timber Committee) and the FAO European Forestry Commission (EFC), an encouragement for us all to further strengthen the joint work.

Please note that the 74th session of the Committee will be followed by a workshop on measuring the value of forests in a green economy (21 October 2016). The workshop will examine how the forest sector is accounted for within existing approaches to measuring natural capital and how these methods are aligned with forest sector assessment systems, in particular criteria and indicators.
13. - 14.10.2016Paris (France)International Softwood Conference ISC 2016
EOS is pleased to announce that the next International Softwood conference will be organized in Paris, France, on 13 and 14 October 2016.

This year’s Conference will take place against the backdrop of still challenging economic conditions. Although positive signs are reported in some markets, the recovery is still regarded as fragile. In such demanding business environments, it is naturally very interesting to share and discuss the key issues, to identify trends and explore together how best to address them.

Besides examining both supply and demand side issues, the Conference will as ever provide a unique occasion for networking and a range of further opportunities for us to unpack some of the other challenges and opportunities facing the industry.
17. - 18.08.2016Scotston Farm, Auchterhouse, Dundee, Scotland, DD3 0QTSpanner Re²: 17.-18.08.16 Diarmid Biard open house days
Spanner Re² and Diarmid Biard are organizing two open house days on the 17th and 18th of August.

When: 17th and 18th of August 2016

Where: Scotston Farm, Auchterhouse, Dundee, Scotland, DD3 0QT

On site: 1 x 45 kW since October 2015

The program for the two days:

17th August 2016
10:00 visit of the operation
12:00 lunch
13:00 Workshop: "Do's & don'ts in preparation of the machine room" (Mr. Dzintars Avots, Green Energy)
15:00 Workshop: "wood-chips drying" (Mr. Dzintars Avots, Green Energy)
17:30 BBQ

18th August 2016
10:00 visit of the operation
12:00 lunch
13:00 Workshop: "Do's & don'ts at gasifying unit" (Martin Kurrer, Spanner Re²)
14:30 Workshop: "Do's & don'ts at CHP unit" (Martin Kurrer, Spanner Re²)
16:00 End & Good bye

(Program is a subject to alterations)

To make it easier for us to plan this event, please send a brief reply by email to andrea.kneidinger@spanner.de.
07. - 08.07.2016ViennaAEP 40th Anniversary: TAKE PART!
The founding meeting of AEP – then known as Verband Österreichischer Hobelwerke (VÖH) – was held in Salzburg in 1976. It has been 40 years since then – a perfect occasion to celebrate our anniversary as part of our AEP conference in Vienna. “We’re going to take this opportunity to outline the various aspects and developments of our profiled, planed products,” says Rainer Handl, Managing Director of AEP.

Location:

Haus der Industrie
Schwazenbergplatz 4
1030 Vienna
Austria

Date and contacts:
Thursday, 7 July and Friday, 8 July 2016
Organisation: Bettina Perl-Mayer, info(at)veuh.org , T: +43 1 712 26 01-33
Programme: DI (FH) Rainer Handl, info(at)veuh.org , T: +43 1 712 26 01-33

All presentations will be in German with simultaneous interpretation in English.
16.06.2016Brasov (Romania)EOS Summer General Assembly
EOS Member, ASFOR, jointly with EOS Secretariat invites all EOS Members to take part at the EOS summer General Assembly that will be held in Brasov (Romania) on 16 June 2016.
SAVE THE DATE....and take part!
07.06.2016FinlandBuilding the bioeconomy: insights from European strategies
7 June 2016, 12:00-17:15
Helsinki, Finland

• What can we learn from EU and national bioeconomy strategies?
• What are the future prospects for the forest-based bioeconomy?

Speakers include:
Ibrahim Baylan, Minister for Energy, Sweden
Olli Rehn, Minister of Economic Affairs, Finland

Thomas Arnold, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, MEP, European Parliament
Christine Lang, Chair of the German Bioeconomy Council
Markku Ollikainen, Chair of the Finnish Climate Change Panel
Sofia Santos, Secretary General, BCSD Portugal

The event is chaired by Göran Persson, ThinkForest president and Esko Aho, EFI Strategic Adviser.

The event will be broadcast live on the EFI YouTube channel from 12:00-16:00 (EEST):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XWG6SBZ1s4
01. - 03.06.2016Nantes (France)Carrefour International du Bois: 1-3 June 2016
The event that is unique in Europe with its concept 100% wood, the tradeshow is organised every 2 years in Nantes (France) by the trade for the trade (Atlanbois and The Grand Maritime Port de Nantes Saint Nazaire). Europe’s leading timber tradeshow groups over the 3 days over 500 exhibitors and 10 000 visitors coming from 60 countries. Sawn timber, boards, parquet, specialized trade, and timber construction solutions… all the products and innovations are available under one roof.

The organisation of events during the show (conferences, general assemblies, meetings…) has made this show, the event that is not to be missed by all the trade. Business centre, place of exchange and marketing, the Carrefour is also a excellent barometer of the market.
01.06.2016Brussels, EP BRU PHS 5B001'Circular Economy. Can agriculture and forestry help to close the loop?"
This seminar will examine the huge potential and benefits of practices and innovations from the agricultural and forestry sectors which could contribute to a Circular Economy. The seminar will give examples of the best national agricultural and forestry practices and academic achievements and will also touch upon agriculture and forestry-related Circular Economy proposals such as biomass sustainability criteria and the revision of the fertilizers regulation.
Interpretation will be provided in English, French and German.
19. - 20.04.2016Brussels (Belgium)Club du Bois meeting 2016
The next appointment for taking part at the Club du Bois meeting has been fixed on the following days: 19 and 20 April 2016 in Brussels.....SAVE THE DATE and take part!
23. - 24.03.2016Geneva (Switzerland)Joint ECE/FAO Working Party on Forest Statistics,Economics and Management
The thirty-eighth Session of the Joint ECE/FAO Working Party on Forest Statistics, Economics and Management will be held on 23 - 24 March 2016 in the Palais des Nations (Room VIII), Geneva, Switzerland.

The thirty-eighth session of the Joint ECE/FAO Working Party on Forest Statistics, Economics and Management is part of a series of meeting to take place in Geneva covering forest statistics and economics.
18.03.2016Namur (Belgium)La filière en révolution... vers une économie circulaire
Les modèles économiques traditionnels sont aujourd’hui bousculés, malmenés, souvent même
dépassés. Guidés par leurs qualités de visionnaires ou, de manière beaucoup plus pragmatique, par leur instinct de survie, de nombreux entrepreneurs de la filière perçoivent les limites de leur mode de fonctionnement historique et réinventent un modèle économique permettant de répondre aux défis des marchés, aux attentes des consommateurs et aux impératifs environnementaux actuels.
Ce processus de métamorphose semble bel et bien amorcé. L’économie doit moins consommer en amont et moins rejeter en aval. Elle doit de plus en plus se nourrir d’elle-même, fonctionner en boucle, entrer en révolution…
Les onzièmes Rencontres montreront comment la filière bois wallonne s’est engagée dans cette mutation et s’efforceront de décrypter les modèles économiques qui guideront les entreprises de demain.
04.03.2016Brussels Airport (Belgium)EOS Board Members Meeting
EOS Board Members will meet on 4 March 2016 in Brussels in order to discuss the guidelines and the priorities of EOS.

The meeting will be held in the Regus Brussels Airport Meeting Centre located on the fourth floor inside the Brussels (Zaventem) airport building, just across the restaurant ”Pizza Hut”.
The arrival hall is on the second floor, where you can take an elevator directly to the fourth floor. Once you arrive, please address yourself at reception and you will be guided to the meeting room.
• Date: 4th March 2016
• Timing:11.00 – 15.30/16.00

A light sandwiches lunch will be provided during the meeting.
25. - 26.02.2016KupresForestry Kupres 2016 Conference
The Croatian wood cluster,will be held on 25th and 26th of February 2016 in Kupres on "The future of wood processing and forestry in Bosnia and Herzegovina".The aim of this two-day sectoral meeting is the presentation of thepotential of forestry and wood processing sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the countries of Southeast Europe.
A secondary aim of the conference is better valuation on forest-based sectoras one of the initiators of the economy in Herzegbosnian County and better visibility and presence of the sector at the county, state and EU level
10. - 11.02.2016Congress Center Würzburg/Germany11. International Congress of the Sawmill industry (DeSH)
Nach den Umwälzungen durch Dampfmaschinen, Fließbandproduktion und Computertechnik erleben wir derzeit eine vierte industrielle Revolution: die intelligente Vernetzung von Daten. Die sogenannte Industrie 4.0 macht auch vor der Forst und Holzwirtschaft nicht Halt. Daher ist „Holzindustrie 4.0“ zentrales Thema des diesjährigen Rohstoffgipfels der Holzindustrie und des Sägewerkskongresses.

Das Programm und weitere Informationen zur Anmeldung finden Sie hier:
22.01.2016Brussels (Belgium)EOS Biomass WG
The first meeting of the EOS Biomass Working Group will be held on 22 January in Brussels in the EOS facilities from 11.00 am to 3.30 pm.

In particular during the meeting the following issues will be discussed in order to define an EOS position on wood availability and on the optimized use of wood resources:
•Presentation of the European Study on “Enhancing the cascading use of wood”;
•European Study entitled ReceBio: Resource efficiency impacts of future EU bioenergy demand (background information in the annex to this mail);
•European Study entitled Biosustain: Study on the sustainable and optimal use of biomass for energy in the EU beyond 2020 (background information in the annex to this mail);
•Report of the AEBIOM and Forest-based industries discussion on wood availability. (Meeting scheduled on 17 December 2015, Brussels, please see EOS CL n°55 and 59);
•Information on the European Consultation on “Preparation of a new Renewable Energy Directive for the period after 2020”.


01.12.2015ParisCOP21: Climate policy targets: how can European forests contribute?
EOS has been invited to take part at the panel discussion of the EFI event dedicated to "Climate policy targets: how can European forests contribute?"
04. - 06.11.2015AmsterdamInternational Softwood Conference ISC2015
04.11.2015AmsterdamEOS General Assembly
27.10.2015MunichFTP PARTNERING EVENT 2015
FTP Partnering Event 2015 in Munich on 27 October! Explore the funding opportunities for the forest-based sector under the European Commissions’ Framework Programme Horizon 2020.
20. - 21.10.2015Brussels"Club du Bois" meeting
16. - 18.09.2015Copenhagen6th International Hardwood Conference
16. - 21.06.2015ViennaVienna International Wood Products/Markets Conference, Expo & Tours
16.06.2015ViennaSchweighofer Prize 2015
16.06.2015ViennaEOS General Assembly
11. - 15.05.2015HannoverLigna
28.04.2015Strasbourg"Club du Bois" meeting
20.03.2015GenevaInternational Day of Forests 2015