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2018 ISC


On stage a representative of the Japanese timber company Sumitomo Forestry has revealed plans for the world's tallest wooden building in Tokyo, a 350-metre skyscraper that would also be the country's highest.

2018 ISC


On the 11 October, the ISC opened with the traditional market analyses provided by authoritative experts in the sector. The development of production and consumption suggests that the nice pace of growth which was observed in 2017 is expected to continue into the rest of 2018. While the situation for 2019 looks good, there are some darkening clouds on the horizon.

Club du Bois 10/01/2018 European Parliament


The Club Du Bois is an event jointly organised by EOS together with its partner CEI-Bois and EPF. The Honourable Member of the EU Parliament, Mrs Noichl is the Chairwoman.The main focus of the meeting was the contribution of the woodworking chain in the European Communication "Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable Industry A renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy".

The EOS Member, Mr Michael Proschek from the Holzindustrie Schweighofer took part as speaker at this event having a presentation on "Integrating Innovation into the sawmill business" integrating Innovation into the sawmill businessIn the picture, the Honourable Mr Rübig (on the left) and Mr Proschek.

In the picture the speakers of the event, Mr Bert Vandenkendelaere, from UNILIN, Mr Michael Proschek, from Holzindustrie Schweighofer, Mr Uwe Kies, from Innovawood, and the Honourable Mrs Noichl.

International Softwood Conference 2017 - Hamburg (2° conference day)


Market developments
China - Shen Wei (Sec. Gen. of Wood Importers Committee of China Timber & Wood Products Distribution Association)

Market developments
Japan - Michael Nomura (Sales Manager Holzindustrie Schweighofer GmbH)

Sweden Delegate: Mikael Eliasson

Finnish Delegate: Kai Merivuoiri

Don't forget...OCTOBER 2018: The next International Softwood Conference will take place in Riga.

International Softwood Conference 2017 - Hamburg (1° conference day)


(Participants of the 2017 ISC)

Opening speech of the EOS President, Mr Auvinen

The EOS President announces the nomination of Mr Sève as EOS Honorary Board Member.

Mr Bychkov, Managing Director Marketing and Communication, ILIM TIMBER.

Short panel discussion (In the picture:from right to left Mr Ibrahim Elshal, CEO&Purchasing Director, Elshal Timber, Mr Bychkov, Managing Director Marketing and Communication, ILIM TIMBER, and the moderator of the conference, Mr Keith Fryer).

Panel discussion (ETTF and EOS Members)

Schweighofer Prize 2017


Schweighofer Prize 2017 All Winners

View of the evening event

The Schweighofer Prize 2017 dinner

Mr Schweighofer and the EOS Office team

International Hardwood Conference, 17 September 2015, Copenhagen


Schweighofer Prize 2015 - Vienna, 16 June 2015


Austrian Federal Minister Andrä Rupprechter, Erich Wiesner (winner of the prize), Gerald Schweighofer, Austrian Federal Minister Rudolf Hundstorfer, Claudius Kollmann and Alfred Teischinger (jury)

More info about the Schweighofer Prize

EOS General Assembly - Vienna 16 June 2015


Club du Bois meeting - Strasbourg 28 April 2015


European Parliament - Strasbourg 

MEP Maria Noichl, MEP Miapetre Kumpula-Natri and Assistant and EOS Secretary General Kimmo Järvinen

EPF Managing Director Clive Pinnington, MEP Paul Brannen, CEI-Bois President Marc Michielsen and EOS Board member Ernest Schillinger

MEP Sirpa Pietikainen

MEP Elisabeth Köstinger, Paolo Scommegna (EPF) and MEP Eric Andrieu

MEP Damiano Zoffoli and MEP Brando Benifei

EOS Secretary General Kimmo Järvinen

Brussels Wood Action Days 2014