On the occasion of EPF’s Annual General Meeting in Venice on 7th & 8th July, and in the presence of MEP
Simona Bonafè, MEP David Borrelli, Mr Carlo Mari Medaglia of the Italian Ministry of the Environment,
captains of the European panel industry and their suppliers, the Chairman and President of the Composite
Panel Association of North America and members of the trade press, Dottore Paolo Fantoni, Chairman EPF,
and Mr Markus Wiesner, Chairman EFIC, co-signed the ‘Venice Declaration on Cascading Use of Wood’.
This landmark document presents the views of the European wood-based panels industry, supported
by the European furniture industry towards the Circular Economy, and in particular the concept of the
cascading use of wood. The declaration is a two page appeal to European Institutions and governments
to embrace and promote the multiple or “cascade” use of wood, especially for material products such
as panels and furniture. This is considered to be the best way to make optimum use of this valuable
resource for Europe. Click on the title to read more.
We are very pleased to inform you that as of Wednesday 6 January 2016, EPF welcomes its new Economic Advisor,
Mrs Marion Le Roy.
Club du Bois, 20-21 October, European Parliament, Brussels
The European Panel Federation (EPF), the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) and the European
Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois), supported by the European Federation of the Parquet Industry
(FEP), organised the 2nd Club du Bois meeting under the chairwomanship of Mrs Maria Noichl, MEP, on 21st October
2015 at the European Parliament in Brussels.
For the full report, please click here.
This year’s Annual General Meeting of the European Panel Federation was held from 24 to 26 June
in Vienna, the hometown of our Honorary President Mr Ladislaus Döry, to celebrate the end of his
decade long Presidency. The meetings were held at the Imperial Riding School Renaissance
Vienna Hotel, ideally located close to the Belvedere Castle and the city centre offering excellent
accommodation and meeting facilities at very reasonable costs.