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12th European Wood-based Panel Symposium postponed until 12-14 October 2022

With great regret, please find attached a Press Release issued today by the Fraunhofer WKI.  It announces the postponement of the 12th European Wood-based Panel Symposium which had been due to open on 30 September 2020.  This decision was made in consultation with EPF, with COVID-19 related restrictions being the obvious reason why.

Despite this disappointment, we are delighted to already confirm 12-14 October 2022 as the revised dates for this bi-annual gathering of the wood-based panels industry and its suppliers.  We ask you to kindly already mark these new dates in your calendars.  A suitable programme will be developed and we hope to see you all in Hamburg for this important event in 2022.

WKI Press Announcement

Club du Bois MEP Networking event focused on “the European Woodworking Industry“ Sector Outlook: Threats & Opportunities

The European Panel Federation (EPF), the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) and the European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois), organised the 7th Club du Bois meeting under the chairwomanship of Mrs Maria Noichl, MEP, on 17th October at the European Parliament in Brussels.
Read the full report here

EPF announces 3% production growth in the European wood-based panels industry during 2017 at its Annual General Meeting

EPF celebrated its 2018 Annual General Meeting in Lucerne Switzerland, kindly hosted by the Swiss Krono Group.  Over two days EPF held its General Assembly, Economic Working Group meeting and dedicated Product Group meetings.  These sessions were open only to Regular members, whereas the final event was opened also to Associate members and Press contacts.  It was in this final meeting that EPF publicly announced the key figure from its Annual Report 2017/2018, being a growth in volume of 3% during 2017 across all panel types.

 

EPF members will meet again for their next General Assembly in November 2018, and the 2019 AGM is provisionally scheduled for 26-28 June 2019, with the location still to be announced.

For further information, please go to the Members’ Section, or contact the EPF Secretariat.

EPF takes its RED II message to the top in a meeting with DG Energy’s Director General Mr Dominique Ristori

As part of our regular engagement with policymakers, EPF met Dominique Ristori, Director General of DG Energy in the European Commission. The focus of the meeting was to present the industry position on RED II, Cascade, Waste Wood, Recycling and Regional Wood Diversity. Following the meeting, we have agreed an ongoing dialogue with Mr Ristori and his team in DG Energy, and will continue to contribute to the policymaking process where appropriate.