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Thursday 13 October

08.30 Registration
Welcome and Opening of the conference
French Forest Timber Sector (France Bois Forêt - FBF), Cyril Le Picard (FBF Chairman)
French Timber Trade Association (Le Commerce du Bois - LCB), Pierre Gautron (President of LCB)
French National Organization of Sawmills (Fédération Nationale du Bois - FNB), Philippe Siat (President of FNB)
European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS), Sampsa Auvinen (President of EOS and CEO of Norvik Timber Industries)
European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF), Andreas von Möller (President of ETTF and managing partner of Jacob Jürgensen)
ISC moderator, Ladislaus Döry, Honorary President of the European Panel Federation (EPF)
09.30 Statistical Market Overview by Rupert Oliver (Forest Industries Intelligence)
Market developments – European production by Sampsa Auvinen (EOS)
Market developments – European users by Andreas von Möller (ETTF)
10.45 Coffee Break & meeting with sponsors

Regional Market Analyses:
Canada by André Beaulieu (Director of Retail Sales, Irving)
United States by Marc Brinkmeyer (Chairman, Idaho Forest Group)
North Africa by Guillaume Hotelin (Deputy CEO, Comarbois)

12.30 Lunch

Regional Market Analyses:
Egypt by Ibrahim Elshal (CEO, Elshal Timber)
Russia by Sviatoslav Bychkov (Managing Director ILIM Timber)

14.30 Coffee Break & meeting with sponsors
15.00 Panel Discussion
with CEOs of companies from ETTF and EOS (Market sectors to define)
16.00 Close
18.00 Departure to the Château de Versailles for the Gala Dinner

Friday 14 October

9.00 Regional Market Analyses:
Overview of Softwood Lumber Market in China by Richy Zhang (Deputy General Manager, Zhejiang Materials Industry Senhua Group Co. Ltd.)
9.25 Overview of Softwood Lumber Market in Japan  by Yuichi Shinohara (Senior Managing Director of Shinohara Group)
9.50 German market by Andreas von Möller ( ETTF)
10.15 Indian Market by Prashanth Reddy (Managing Director of FunderMax GmbH)
10.40 Discussions of presentations
10.55 Coffee Break & meeting with sponsors
11.25 Softwood Related Markets:
Wood in Social Housing by the French architect Anna Chassaing
11.50 ISC 2016’s wrap up and closing remarks
12.00 The International Softwood Conference 2017
12.15 Close and Lunch