Conference Programme

“You are walking on a vast inverted forest, you are strolling on an amazing upturned wood.” (Tiziano Scarpa)

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Thursday, 16 November 2017

Molino Stucky Hilton Hotel

All presentations will be in English. Simultaneous translation into Italian and French will be provided.



Morning session 08.30 am – 12.45 pm

Moderator: Davide Pettenella

8.30 am  Registration

9.00 am  Welcome and opening speech
Fedecomlegno, Alessandro Calcaterra (Chairman of Fedecomlegno, CEO of LegnoNord spa).
European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS), Sampsa Auvinen (Chairman of EOS and CEO of Norvik Timber Industries).
European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF), Andreas von Möller (Chairman of ETTF and managing partner of Jacob Jürgensen).

9.15 am  Overview of the international hardwood market
Rupert Oliver (Forest Industries Intelligence)

Development of the market in Europe
9.45 am  
EU production – Nicolae Tucunel  (EOS)
10.15 am EU consumption Andreas von Möller (ETTF)

10.45 am  North America Production and Trade
Michael Snow (AHEC)

11.15 am  Coffee Break and meeting with Sponsors

11.45 am Future Supply and Flows of Forest Products –  Elements of global prospective
Pierre Marie Desclos

12.15 pm  Example of an integrated production line
Elvio Florian (Florian Legno spa)

12.45 pm  Buffet Lunch   

Afternoon session 1.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Moderator: Stefano Berti

1.30 pm Legality Constraints: the emergence of a dual market for Timber Product prospective
Davide Pettenella (University of Padova)

2.00 pm  The Broadleaf Citizen – broadening the innovative use of European hardwoods
Andreas Kleinschmit Von Lengefeld (EHIA)

2.30 pm  Hardwood in Architecture
David Venables (AHEC)

3.00 pm  Coffee Break

3.30 pm  Fair and Precious – ATIBT promotes Tropical wood
Benoit Jobbé-Duval / Christine Le Paire (ATIBT)

4.00 pm  Studies on the status of conservation of the wooden foundations of Venice
Nicola Macchioni (CNR Ivalsa)

 4.30 pm  Hardwood in Italian furnishings
Maurizio Riva (Riva 1920)

5.00 pm  Panel discussion

5.30 pm Conclusion and end of sessions