Hosted by Italy's Fedecomlegno Federation in association with the ETTF and European Organisation of Sawmillers, an International Hardwood Conference will take place 15 to 17 November and it expects delegates from 20 countries worldwide.
The core theme will be maximising the hardwood resource, both in terms of sustainable yield and realising its potential in new applications.
Expert speakers will provide market trend analysis. “It’s no longer enough for a hardwood conference to talk just about logs, sawn goods volume and prices,” said Fedecomlegno Director Stefano Dezzutto.
“Today you must address market tendencies, legality, sustainability and other environmental aspects, international standards, innovative technology and new applications. Our goal is a line-up of qualified speakers addressing a range of themes to envelop the whole hardwood supply chain. The fact we have registrations worldwide is an encouraging signal we’ve got it right.”
The IHC takes place in Venice's Hilton Molina Stucky hotel and the Gala Dinner will be in the historic Palazzo Zeno.