International Hardwood Conference 2019

Hardwoods become more and more important especially in Germany. To secure the source of wood in the coming years facing climate change they are suitable for remodelling the woods by planting and turning them into mixed populations. In the long run there will be more hardwood available because of that and the saw mills will find themselves in a challenging situation, to produce economically based on the changed circumstances. There for Germany is a very fitting location for the coming International Hardwood Conference.

The European Organization of the Sawmill Industry (EOS), the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) and the German Association of Sawing and Wood Industry (DeSH) invite the whole industry to Berlin. Among discussions attending the upcoming challenges the participants will – as always – also exchange views on international focus topics like LCA’s , EPD and CE marking or the situation in the European parquet industry.

The conference is taking place annually to offer an opportunity for information exchange and networking to hardwood producers, processors and traders.

  • Registration
  • Get together
  • Conference
  • Partner program
  • Hotel booking

Please find the temporary conference program here.

Hotel Amano Grand Central

The IHC 2019 will take place in the Hotel Amano Grand Central.
We kindly invite you to Berlin in this year. The conference takes place in the

Hotel Amano Grand Central
Heidestraße 62, 10557 Berlin

The popular congress hotel is located next to the main station and you can reach it from the Tegel Airport in about 20 minutes.

In advance the hardwood industry is meeting casually on November 20th for a get together and networking purposes. On November 21st the actual conference is taking place. As an alternative – preferably not for you but for companions and families who join your trip to Berlin – there will be some Berlin typical attractions waiting in the meantime. The overall productive day will fade out through a special gala dinner in the evening.