Conference programme

Highlights

Wednesday 16th October 

19:00 - 21:00 Cocktail Reception at the MAS

Thursday 17th October

08:30 Registration
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome and Opening 
Conference moderator Keith Fryer
Jan Lambrechts (Fedustria)
Andreas von Moeller (President, ETTF)
Sampsa Auvinen (President, EOS)
09:15 - 10:00 Economic overview
Hans Bevers, chief economist of Bank Degroof Petercam
10:00 - 11:00 Market developments Europe
Andreas von Moeller (President, European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF))
Sampsa Auvinen (President, European Organization of the Sawmill Industry (EOS))
11:00 - 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 - 13:00 Market developments
David Calabrigo (Canfor Corporation)  Canada 
Marc Brinkmeyer (Owner & CEO, Idaho Forest Group)  United States
Ulf Gabrielsson (Managing Director Uni4 Marketing AB) – MENA-markets
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch at Hotel
14:00 - 15:00 Market developments
Sviatoslav Bychkov (Managing Director, Marketing & Communications, Ilim Timber) – Russia
Stefaan Walgrave (University of Antwerp) 
– Belgian Developments
15:00 - 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 - 17:15 Climate change: impact and solutions
The impact of climate change on forests and future wood supply, Prof. Bart Muys (University of Leuven)
Bark beetles, drought and storm: fitness of forests to climate change and its effects on wood production, Silvio Schueler (Bundesamt für Wald - Austria)

Use of wood in construction in response to climate change challenges, Arch. Piet Kerckhof

Presentation booklet “Wood – building the bioeconomy”, Margherita Miceli (CEI-Bois)
17:15 - 17:30 Close
19:00 Gala Dinner at the Zoo (Marble Hall)


Friday 18th October

09:00 - 10:30 Welcome
Market developments
 
Conference moderator Keith Fryer
Massimo Fiorini (Federlegno Arredo) 
– Italy
Richy Zhang – China
10:30 - 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 - 11:45 Wood in construction
Focus on high rise buildings – Do Janne Vermeulen (Team V Architectuur) – Amsterdam
11:45 - 12:15 Where is the UK heading to?
Charles Hopping (president TTF) 
12:15 - 12:30 Closing & Announcement ISC 2020
Andreas von Moeller (ETTF)
Sampsa Auvinen (EOS)
12:30 After the conference a lunch will be served