Program

21. NOVEMBER 2019

CONFERENCE DAY 

Hotel Amano Grand Central

8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome and opening of conference
moderated by Andreas von Möller
President European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF)
Sampsa Auvinen
President European Organisation of the Sawmill industry (EOS)
Maria Kiefer-Polz
EOS Vice President for Hardwood
Ad Wesseling
Vice President and chairman of ETTF’s hardwoodsection
Carsten Doehring
President German Sawmill and Wood Industry Association (DeSH)

GENERAL ECONOMIC OVERVIEW

9:15 Global economic risk US vs. China – where remains europe?
Dr. Josef Braml
German Council on Foreign Relations

MARKET DEVELOPMENTS | EUROPEAN HARDWOODS

10:00 Production
Maria Kiefer-Polz
European-Hardwood Production (EHP)
10:25 Consumption
Rupert Oliver
Sustainability Consultant American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC)
10:50 German market
Steffen Rathke
Vice President German Sawmill and Wood Industry Association (DeSH)
11:15 COFFEE BREAK
11:45 Overview of European Parquet Industry
Isabelle Brose

Managing director European Federation of the Parquet industry (FEP)

NON-EUROPEAN MARKETS

12:10 American hardwoods
Michael Snow
Executive Director American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC)
12:35 Asian hardwoods
Rupert Oliver
Sustainability Consultant American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC)
13:00 Question & Answers
Live discussion
12:40 LUNCH BREAK

PARTNERPROGRAM

10:00 – 11:30 „Perfume workshop“ exclusively
At a berlin perfume boutique we will create our customized perfume (50ml) with their scent experts. During the experience sparkling wine, fresh fruit and savoury snacks will be served. Workshop includes 50 ml Eau de Parfum- Filing of your perfumecom- position.
Duration: 1:30 h
12:40 LUNCH BREAK AT THE HOTEL
14:30 Königliche Porzelanmanufaktur Guided Tour and/or Workshop
An exclusive guided tour of the KPM exhibition gives a good idea of the artistry and creativity of the manufactory.
Duration: 1 – 1:30 h

 

14:00 African hardwoods
David Venables
European Director American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC)
14:25 Fair & Precious
Benoit Jobbé-Duval
Managing Director General Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux (ATIBT)
14:50 GWW Dutch initiative
Stefan Meinhardt
CEO Hupkes Houthandel the Netherlands
15:15 Questions & Answers
Live discussion
15:25 COFFEE BREAK
15:50 LCA’s , EPD, CE-marking
Eric de Munck
Manager Centrum Hout, Netherlands Timber Trade Association (VVNH)
16:15 European species availability including consi- derations 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
16:00 WRAP UP BY ANDREAS VON  MÖLLER
16:45 END OF CONFERENCE
19:00 – 23:00 GALA-DINNER