Press release

11th European Wood-based Panel Symposium 2018 - Call for Papers

Braunschweig / 31.1.2018

Current challenges and trends in the wood-based panel industry will form the focus of the 11th European Wood-based Panel Symposium, which will take place in Hamburg from 10th to 12th October 2018.

Current challenges and trends in the wood-based panel industry will form the focus of the 11th European Wood-based Panel Symposium, which will take place in Hamburg from 10th to 12th October 2018.

More than 300 participants from Germany and abroad are expected by the organizers, the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research WKI and the European Panel Federation EPF, in collaboration with the International Association for Technical Issues related to Wood - iVTH and Sasol Wax.

Within the sections “Raw materials”, “Process technology”, “Furniture application”, “Insulation application” and “International requirements”, presentations will be provided by around 20 distinguished speakers from economics, science and politics.

Interested parties can submit their proposals for presentations and scientific posters online until 28th February 2018. All important information and a template for the submission of presentation proposals can be found at: http://www.european-wood-based-panel-symposium.org/frontend/index.php?sub=61.

As in previous years, a Program Committee of international experts will appraise all the submitted presentation proposals and will select the best as presentations for the Symposium.

New to the program is an “elevator pitch” prior to the poster session. During this, all the participants who present a poster during the conference will have the opportunity of presenting their topics to the entire podium in two-minute short presentations. The best posters will receive a certificate.

In order for the participants to obtain the maximum possible benefit from the internationality of the conference, all presentations and panel discussions will be simultaneously translated into German and English.

Registration for the conference is possible via the website http://www.european-wood-based-panel-symposium.org/frontend/index.php?sub=61. The early bird price is valid until 14.8.2018.