The Green Couch

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

Time Topic, participants
Time 11:00 Topic, participants 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
Time 14:00 Topic, participants 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

Time Topic, participants
Time 11:00 Topic, participants Forest dialogue
Martin Neumeyer, Chairman of Bavarian State Forest Enterprise in dialogue with Philipp Freiherr zu Guttenberg, President of “The Forest Owners—AGDW”
Time 12:00 Topic, participants Digitalization / People & Organization
Alexander Kluge, Consultant and Coach
Matthias Frost, Divisional director IuK BaySF
Time 13:00 Topic, participants Young junior staff of the Bavarian State Forests share their experiences
Time 14:00 Topic, participants Forest and Technology
Reinhard Neft, Board of directors BaySF
in conversation with
Dr. Edgar Remmele, Head of field Biogene Kraft- Schmier- und Verfahrensstoffe am TFZ Straubing
Günther Satzinger, Sales Manager Central Europe John Deere Forestry
Thomas Hubert, CEO Hubert Forst GmbH

Friday, July 20, 2018

Time Topic, participants
Time 10:00 Topic, participants Challenges and changes in forest management in Bavaria
Josef Ziegler, President Bavarian Forest Owners Association
Dr. Eva Tendler, Cluster Forst and Wood in Bavaria
Time 14:00 Topic, participants 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

Change without notice
Time Topic, participants
Time 10:00 Topic, participants 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