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14 - 15 November 2019, Amsterdam

14-15 November 2019 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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About the conference

The fiberboard conference that focuses on end-user driven innovation in Europe

The International Fiberboard Industry Conference and Exhibition is the AWA Alexander Watson Associates Conference specifically dedicated to the fiber/wood-based panel industry. 

This conference offers an industry-driven opportunity for business leaders and professionals to meet, discuss and focus on management and business aspects across a changing industry. 

The next edition will be in Chicago on 11-12 June 2020, to bring together the leading fiberboard professionals and consumer brands.

Program - 14 November 2019

08:30-10:00

Registration opens and welcome coffee

10:00 – 10:15

Conference opening and welcome
Maurice Wassen, Business Development Manager – Fiberboard Industry Consultancy Services,  AWA Alexander Watson Associates

10:15-10:45

Key Trends of the Wooden Board Market in Europe
Andrew Gutsalo, Project Manager, Woodbizforum

10:45-11:15

Changing wood to change the world
Hans Pauli, Director – Corporate Development, Accsys

11:15-11:45

Dynamics of the global wood panel surfacing business
Krystyna Kiniorska, Analyst, Pöyry Management Consulting (UK) Limited

11:45-12:15

Building an innovation culture in wood-based panel industry
Dr. Huseyin Güler, Business Planning and Innovation Director, Kastamonu Entegre A.S.

12:15-13:15

Networking and Lunch Break

13:15-14:00

Panel Discussion – West versus East in Technology & Supply
Moderator: Robert Higham, Consultant Editor Fiberboard Market Study
• Dominik Wolfschütz, Market Research Specialist, VDMA
• Raymond Loch, Business Development Director, Sonae Arauco
• Hendrikus Odendal, Regional Wood Supply and Forestry Manager, Inter IKEA

14:00-14:30

Digitalization in the wood industry – What can be possible in an ecosystem
Julian Spoecker, Head of Sales, Tapio

14:30-15:15

Networking and coffee break

15:15-15:45

It’s only wood!? – An underestimated risk and approaches towards Explosion Safety in Particleboard and MDF-lines”
Marius Bloching, Corporate Senior Engineer Explosion Safety, REMBE

15:45-16:15

The Award Winning Three Dimensional Fiberboard Formaldehyde Free Wood-Based Composite
Raymond Loch, Business Development Director, Sonae Arauco

16:15-16:45

New opportunities & applications for Fiberboard – under consideration of swelling properties
Carsten Lange, Owner, L42 Capital Partners

16:45-17:00

Closing Comments
Maurice Wassen, Business Development Manager – Fiberboard Industry Consultancy Services,  AWA Alexander Watson Associates

17:00-19:00

Cocktail Reception

Program - 15 November 2019

08:30-09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

09:00-09:30

The Growth of Board in Furniture – What is Important to IKEA
Hendrikus Odendal, Regional Wood Supply and Forestry Manager, Inter IKEA

09:30-10:00

Circular Interior design: can industry deliver what is expected of them?
Mantijn van Leeuwen, Managing Director, NIBE

10:00-10:30

Development of Closed Loop Recycling in the Fibreboard Industry
• Craig Bartlett, Managing Director, MDF Recovery and 
• Dr Rob Elias, Director, BioComposites Centre, Bangor University

10:30-11:00

Circular design and production: from dream to reality
Mike Van den Hof, Business Development, Ecor

11:00-12:00

Panel Discussion – Future of Fiberboard
Moderator: Maurice Wassen, Business Development Manager – Fiberboard Industry Consultancy Services, AWA Alexander Watson Associates
Mantijn van Leeuwen, Managing Director, NIBE
• Henk-Jan Udding, Innovation Director Novel Applications, DSM-Niaga
• Mouna Ghorbel, Independent Consultant

12:00-12:15

Closing comments
Maurice Wassen, Business Development Manager – Fiberboard Industry Consultancy Services,  AWA Alexander Watson Associates

Location

Novotel Amsterdam City
Europaboulevard 10 
Amsterdam, 1083 AD 
Netherlands 

Phone:+31 020 721 9179
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