European Oak: Production, Consumption and Market Dynamics

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The Building Centre

26 Store Street

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WC1E 7BT

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Oak is one of the world’s most iconic trees and one of the most popular species for the European design market. Its colour, texture and durability make it ideal for a huge range of applications in flooring, furniture and interior design.

This half day conference will examine the current market dynamics for the European Oak market in a global perspective, looking at issues affecting oak supply, and whether European producers can continue to meet demand.

Attendance at the event is free, but registration is essential. The conference will be followed by a networking drinks reception for producers and importers.

Agenda:

  • 1400: Introduction & Welcome David Hopkins, Managing Director, Timber Trade Federation

  • 14.10: Overview of EU Oak Market Dynamics: Silvia Melegari, Secretary General EOS (European Organisation of Sawmills)

  • Speakers from Key Producers Countries:

  • 14.50: Poland – Rafal Gruszcynski, Polish Economic Chamber of the Wood Industry (update of market situation for oak production in Poland)

  • 15.10: Ukraine – Vasyl Masyuk, the President of Ukrainian Association of Wood Processors UADO.

  • 15.30: Croatia – Martin Kunštek, Slavonski Hrast (Slavonian Oak) + Marijan Kavran from the ‘Croatian Wood Cluster’

  • 15.50: France – Jean Bernard Bahier (Société RBD) and David Chavot (Société Margaritelli)

  • 16.10: UK Importers View – Timber Trade Federation

  • 16.30: Panel Q&A – Moderated by David Hopkins, TTF

  • 17.00: Drinks and networking

  • 18.00: Finish


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United Kingdom

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