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Annual General Meeting in Porto from 28 to 30 June 2017


On behalf of EPF Chairman, Dott. Paolo Fantoni, we have the pleasure to announce that the EPF Annual General Meeting will take place on 28 to 30 June 2017 in Porto, Portugal. EPF Board member, Mr Rui Correia, and his company Sonae Arauco, S.A. will kindly host the event. All EPF meetings will be held in the Porto Palácio Congress Hotel.

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EPF for Africa


EPF for Africa is one of the new 5 cornerstones of our Federation.The goal is to ensure that the African panels market looks at the EU for leadership as well as to promote EU standards, testing and methods.




EPF and EFIC signed the Venice Declaration during EPF's Annual General Meeting in Venice, 6-8 July 2016


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.

Club du Bois meetings on 20 and 21 October 2015


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.

EPF Annual General Meeting 2015 in Vienna, Austria, from 24 to 26 June 2015


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.