20. NOVEMBER 2019

Hotel Amano Grand Central

18:00 Cocktail Reception at APARTMENT Bar / 6th floor
in cooperation and with the participants of the STTC
(Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition)

21. NOVEMBER 2019


Hotel Amano Grand Central

8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome and opening of conference
moderated by Andreas von Möller
Honorary President of the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF)
Sampsa Auvinen
President European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS)
Maria Kiefer-Polz
EOS Vice President for Hardwood
Ad Wesselink
ETTF President and Chair of the ETTF Hardwood Section
Steffen Rathke
Vice President German Sawmill and Wood Industry Association (DeSH)


9:15 Global economic risk US vs. China – where remains Europe?
Dr. Josef Braml
German Council on Foreign Relations
10:00 Production
Maria Kiefer-Polz
European Hardwood Production (EHP)
10:25 European consumption of hardwoods
Rupert Oliver
Trade Analyst FLEGT Independent Market Monitor (IMM)
10:50 German Market
Steffen Rathke
Vice President German Sawmill and Wood Industry Association (DeSH)
11:45 Overview of European Parquet Industry
Isabelle Brose
Managing Director European Federation of the Parquet industry (FEP)


12:10 Tariffs, Trade Wars and the State of the US Hardwood Industry
Michael Snow
Executive Director American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC)
12:35 World tropical timber production, trade and market trends 
Rupert Oliver
Trade Analyst FLEGT Independent Market Monitor (IMM)
13:00 Question & Answers
Live discussion


At a Berlin perfume boutique you will create your customized perfume (50ml) with scent experts. During the experience sparkling wine, fresh fruit and savoury snacks will be served. Workshop includes 50ml Eau de Parfum-filling of your perfume composition.
Duration: 1:30 h afterwards transfer to the hotel

10:00 Meeting at the Reception Hotel Amano Grand Central, Transfer by bus
10:30 Perfume Workshop, Zimmerstraße 13, 10969 
12:10 Transfer to the hotel, by bus
12:40 Lunch at the Hotel Amano Grand Central


14:00 Creating new opportunities for sustainable hardwood
David Venables
European Director American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC)
14:25 The Fair & Precious brand, an initiative to promote certified tropical timber on the European market
Benoit Jobbé-Duval
Managing Director General Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux (ATIBT)
14:50 Beyond competition: The value of a joint marketing approach for marine hardwoods
Stefan Meinhardt
CEO Hupkes Houthandel Dieren BV
15:15 Questions & Answers
Live discussion
15:50 Life-Cycle Assessments & CE-marking & Environmental Product Declarations
Eric de Munck
Manager Centrum Hout, Netherlands Timber Trade Association (VVNH)
16:15 European species availability including considerations of the effect of climate change and natural disturbances on trade
Gert-Jan Nabuurs
Professor at the Wageningen University and lead scientist for European forests

19:00 Meeting at the Reception Hotel Amano Grand Central, transfer by bus
19:30 Welcome Drink
20:00 Lunch Buffet
22:30 Transfer to the hotel
23:00 (optional) Reservation at the APARTMENT Bar at the Hotel Amano Grand Central 

22. NOVEMBER 2019

Finally, on 22 November there will be the opportunity to take part in an excursion, focusing on urban timber construction in Berlin.

9:45 Meeting at the reception Hotel Amano Grand
Central, transfer by bus
10:30 1. Destination roof extension
Metropolitan School Berlin Mitte, Linienstraße 122, 10115 Berlin
11:30 2. Destination
B-part temporary wood construction at Gleisdreieck, Luckenwalder Str. 6b, 10963 Berlin
12:30 3. Destination
Multi-storey residential building in Wedding, Lynarstraße, 13353 Berlin
Afterwards return back to the hotel by bus, the tour will be finished at 1.30 pm

(optional) Partner Program Royal Porcelainmanufactory (KPM)
Every single item of porcelain that comes out of the historic manufactory – home to Berlin’s oldest craft enterprise – is still made by hand. A visit to the KPM exhibition affords exclusive insights into the artistic and technical work of the 250-year-old luxury manufactory.

09:45 Meeting at the reception Hotel Amano Grand Central, transfer by taxi
10:30 Start the guided Tour (1,5 – 2 hours)
12:30 Transfer back to the hotel