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
Don Kayne (President & CEO Canfor Corporation)  Canada 
Marc Brinkmeyer (Owner & CEO, Idaho Forest Group)  United States
Ulf Gabrielsson (Managing Director Uni4 Marketing AB) – North Africa & Egypt
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 beetle infestation impact. What to do? Xxx (to be confirmed)
Use of wood in construction in response to climate change challenges, Arch. Piet Kerckhof
Presentation booklet “wood – building the bioeconomy”, 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 – HAUT 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