29-30 OCTOBER 2020 | Chicago, Illinois, USA

Announcement:

Event postponed to new dates: 29-30 October 2020

With concerns surrounding the coronavirus, COVID-19, the related travel restrictions many companies have implemented, and consultations with a number of parties, we have made the decision to postpone the International Fiberboard Industry Conference and Exhibition scheduled to take place on 11-12 June, to new dates: 29-30 October 2020
The health and safety of our sponsors, speakers, delegates, and staff are our top priority, and of course drove this decision, and the desire to provide clarity and minimize any disruptions to all related travel and other logistics was the impetus for making this decision sooner rather than later.
Thank you for your attention, understanding, and flexibility.  

We look forward to seeing you in October and wish you, your families, and your colleagues health and success.

Fiberboard Industry Consultancy Services

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About the 2019 Conference:

‘Broad range of relevant topics’

‘Big range of different items were addresses. All relevant.’

About the Program

The conference will feature presentations by leading industry players offering insights into the latest technologies, discussing today’s industry issues and latest innovations, panel discussions and up-to-date information on the market and its evolving platforms of opportunities. In addition to the formal events program, there will be a tabletop exhibition and a networking program, providing the ideal setting to promote your company and its products to an international audience. 

The subjects covered in the conference have been carefully chosen to appeal to anyone who is involved with the fiberboard and wood-based panel sectors across all disciplines and embracing: investors, producers, suppliers and end-users. The majority of attendees to this event are expected to be key decision makers within their organization.

Please note that the program of the conference might change as new speakers will be added to the program. 

WHAT TO EXPECT
*Industry Updates
*Market Trends
*Today’s Key Topics
*Technological Developments
*Networking Opportunities
*Insight in Market Dynamics

REASONS TO ATTEND
*Learn from Industry Leaders
*Broaden Your Horizons
*Enhance Your Business
*Expand Your Network
*Explore New Market Opportunities

29 October 2020
Day 1

08:30 – 10:00

Registration Opens & Welcome Coffee

10:00 – 10:15

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

10:15 – 10:45

Greg Lewis – Vice President at Forest Economic Advisors

10:45 – 11:15

“Overview of the Global Fiberboard Industry”                                                                                                               Maurice Wassen – Business Development Manager Fiberboard Industry Consultancy Services, Alexander Watson Associates

11:15 – 11:45

“Indian Panel Board Industry: Present Scenario and Possibilities”                                                                                       Dharmik Thakkar – Business Development and Project Manager at Rushil Decor Ltd. 

11:45 – 12:15

“Explosion Safety in Particleboard, MDF and OSB Plants”                                                                                              Jeramy Slaunwhite – North American Explosion Safety Consultant at REMBE INC.

12:15 – 13:15

Lunch Break & Tabletop Exhibition

13:15-  14:15

Panel Discussion – State of the Industry

14:15 – 14:45

TBD

14:45 – 15:45

Coffee & Networking Break, Tabletop Exhibition

15:45 – 16:15

“How to Comply with Customer’s Changing Expectations”                                                                                                Chris Watt – Global Wood Commodity Manager at Ashley Furniture Industries

16:15 – 16:45
TBD
16:45 – 17:00

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

17:00 – 19:00
Cocktail reception & Tabletop Exhibition

30 October 2020
Day 2

08:30 – 09:00
Registration Opens & Welcome Coffee
09:00 – 09:30

“Integrating Non-wood Biomass into Particle Board & MDF Production for Supply Consistency and Cost Savings”
Wendy Owens – Founder & CEO of Hexas Biomass

09:30 – 10:30

Panel Discussion – Future of Fiberboard

10:30 – 11:00
Coffee & Networking Break, Tabletop Exhibition
11:00 – 11:30

“Development of Closed Loop Recycling in the Fiberboard Industry”                                                                           Craig Bartlett – Managing Director MDF Recovery and Dr Rob Elias – Director, Bio Composites Center, Bangor University

11:30 – 12:00
TBD
12:00 – 12:30
TBD
12:30 – 12:45

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

Our Speakers for the International Fiberboard Industry Conference & Exhibition 2020:



Dr. Rob Elias -
Research Director at BioComposites Centre



Craig Bartlett -
Managing Director at MDF Recovery



Jeramy Slaunwhite -
Explosion Safety Engineer at REMBE® INC.



Gregory Lewis -
Vice President at Forest Economic Advisors



Dharmik Thakkar -
Business Development and Project Manager at Rushil Decor Ltd.

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Maurice Wassen -
Business Development Manager at Fiberboard Industry Consultancy Services



Chris Watt -
Corporate Commodity Manager at Ashley Furniture Industries



Wendy Owens -
Founder & CEO at Hexas Biomass

More speakers TBA

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Companies visiting the 2019 Fiberboard Industry Conference:

Accsys
Baars & Bloemhoff
BASF
BioComposites Centre, Bangor University
Chimar Hellas S.A.
Daiken
Data Transcripts Ltd
Dieffenbacher GmbH
DSM-Niaga
Eastman Chemical Company
EcoChem
Ecor
Evertree
Finsa
Firefly AB
Huntsman Europe
Inter Ikea
Interra USA
IPCO Sweden AB
Karadeniz Technical University
Kastamonu Entegre
Koskisen Oy
Lions Capital Partner
MDF Recovery
Medite Smartply
NIBE
NTL Chemical Consulting
Pöyry
REMBE
Sonae Arauco
Steinemann Technology AG
TABS Holland/CIP
Tapio
TSI Inc.
Unilin Panels
VDMA
Woodbizforum

Location

Hyatt Rosemont Chicago

6350 N River Rd,
Rosemont,
Chicago, IL
60018, United States

Phone: +1 847-518-1234
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