Conference Program 2019

14-15 november 2019 | Amsterdam, Illinois, 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.

About the 2019 Conference:

‘Broad range of relevant topics’

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

About the Program

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

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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

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