Regional challenges for European forest-based sector coherence
An event of the Romanian CEU-Presidency
3 – 5 June 2019, Braşov, Romania

Day 1 – June 3, 2019

Participants arrival at Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

Participants Airport Transfer: the airport transfer is arranged by the organisers. It takes around 3 hours from Otopeni Airport to Braşov.

Participants accommodation: rooms are booked at the ARO Hotel at a negotiated rate (60 EUR/night single room). For other options click here.

20:00: Welcome dinner at ARO Hotel, 8th floor. ​

Day 2 – June 4, 2019

Conference Location: Sergiu Chiriacescu Aula of the Transilvania University of Braşov – for details please click here.

9:00 9:30 Registration

9:30 – 10:00 Welcome by government authorities and Romanian FTP NSG

10:00 – 11:30 Session I

  • A vision for the future. Johan ELVNERT, Managing Director of the Forest-based Sector Technology Platform (FTP).
  • EU policy making and how it will shape the future of Europe’s forests. Piotr BORKOWSKI, General Secretary EUSTAFOR.
  • Added value through forest bioeconomy. Esa LAURINSILTA, Director of Strategic Partnerships, UPM.

11:30 – 12:00 coffee break

12:30-13:30 Session II

  • Forest harvesting and processing sector in Romania: needs for new perspectives for innovation. Nicolae ȚUCUNEL, President of Romanian Association of Forest Harvesting and Wood Processing Companies – ASFOR.
  • Increasing need for better resource mobilisation for furniture producers. Aurica SERENI, President of Romanian Furniture Producers Association – APMR.
  • State forest administration in Romania – challenges in a changing context. Representative of Romanian State National Forest Administration – RNP ROMSILVA.

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch break

15:00 – 16:30 Session III

  • Megatrends and forestry. Peter MAYER, Chairman FTP Advisory Committee, Co-chair FTP NSG Austria.
  • Romanian system for wood traceability – SUMAL-WOOD TRACKING. Representative of Ministry for Water and Forests, Romania.
  • BIOEAST Initiative – macro-regional challenge for forest-based sector. Tomas BUCHA, Chairman FTP NSG Slovakia.
  • Science and education – milestones in wood cultural heritage conservation. Maria Cristina TIMAR, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania.

16:30 – 17:00 Open discussions and conclusions

17:00 Close

20:00 Dinner ARO Hotel, 27 Eroilor Bd., Braşov

Day 3 – June 5, 2019

09h00 12h00 FTP Advisory Committee meeting

Location: Sergiu Chiriacescu Aula of the Transilvania University of Braşov – for address click here.