The Green Couch


The green couch: Participants are talking with each other

The Green Couch in hall B6 at INTERFORST 2018 was the meeting point for industry experts and policy-makers.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
The political framework conditions and challenges of the forestry and timber industry in Austria and Bavaria, wood as key raw material for a successful resources turnaround, and joint activities across national borders
11:00 Opening Talk with State Minister Michaela Kaniber, Bavarian State Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry, and DI Josef Plank, Secretary General, Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism
14:00 Georg Schirmbeck, President German Forestry Council
Xaver Haas, Spokesman Cluster Forestry and Timber in Bavaria
Rudolf Rosenstatter, Agricultural Council, Chairman Austrian Forest Association
Thursday, July 19, 2018
All about the Bavarian State Forests
11:00 Forest dialogue
Martin Neumeyer, Chairman of Bavarian State Forest Enterprise in dialogue with Philipp Freiherr zu Guttenberg, President of “The Forest Owners—AGDW”
12:00 Digitalization / People & Organization
Alexander Kluge, Consultant and Coach
Matthias Frost, Divisional director IuK BaySF
13:00 Young junior staff of the Bavarian State Forests share their experiences
14:00 Forest and Technology
Reinhard Neft, Board of directors BaySF
in conversation with
Dr. Edgar Remmele, Head of field Biogene Kraft- Schmier. und Verfahrensstoffr am TFZ Straubing
Günther Satzinger, Sales Manager Central Europe John Deere Forestry
Thomas Hubert, CEO Hubert Forst GmbH
Friday, July 20, 2018
10:00 Challenges and changes in forest management in Bavaria
Josef Ziegler, President Bavarian Forest Owners Association
Dr. Eva Tendler, Cluster Forst and Wood in Bavaria
14:00 News and perspectives in the field of forest service providers and roundwood logistics in Bavaria and Austria
Peter Konrad, Representative Austrian Forest Entrepreneurs Association
Norbert Harrer, Chairman, Professional Association of Forestry Entrepreneurs in Bavaria
Dietmar Reith, Chairman, Federal Association of the Timber Transport Industry
Saturday, July 21, 2018
10:00 Expanding into new markets—wood as raw material for a post-fossil age!? Quo vadis Biorefineries
Helfried Müller, Director Round Timber Procurement UPM Augsburg
Priv. Doz. Dipl.-Ing Karin Fackler, Lenzing AG Salzburg


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