Forestry in transition—adapting to remain competitive!

These were the forums at INTERFORST 2018.

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Forestry technology day (Hall B6)

Red excavator

13:30 – 15:00 Impact of climate change in concrete terms: wet-site timber harvesting—full-tree timber harvesting Wet periods prevent logging: consequences for forestry operations
Speaker: Werner Wernecke, Hesse Forestry FBZ Weilburg

The technical and organizational possibilities available at the forest district level.*
Speaker: Siegmar Lelek, Baden-Württemberg Forestry Schrofel

Full-tree timber harvesting: technology, processes, restrictions
Speaker: Andreas Helms, Lower Saxony State Forests

How can safety at work be ensured?
Speaker: Martin Grill, Rhineland-Palatinate State Forests ZdF

Moderator: Dr. Jörg Hittenbeck, Chamber of Agriculture Schleswig-Holstein, Bad Segeberg
15:00 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 17:00 IT in timber harvesting: even more in future! Excellent! The collection of forest stand inventory data and more
Speaker: Friedrich Hollmeier, LogBuch

All in one. Fleet management at Komatsu
Speaker: Simon Wütz, Komatsu

Husqvarna Fleet Management
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Friedbert Bombosch, HAWK Göttingen

Using data from harvester on-board computers in forestry value chains: opportunities and challenges
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Eric R. Labelle, TU Munich

Moderator: Dr.-Ing. Michael Schluse, RWTH Aachen
17:00 End

* Austria Country Day

Friday, July 20, 2018
Occupational health and safety day (Hall B6)

Men with motor saw

13:30 – 15:00 Safety at work: innovations to improve safety in forestry enterprises Occupational safety and health protection as
a management task
Speaker: Gunther Brinkmann, Division Federal Forests of the Institute for Federal Real Estate

Group analyzes and safety behavior measures
Speaker: Volker Gerding, Hesse Forestry FBZ, Weilburg

EVA Process Rhineland-Palatinate
Speaker: Udo Ferber, Rhineland-Palatinate State Forests, ZdF

Safety coaching Baden-Württemberg
Speaker: Maike Auer, Forestry Baden-Württemberg, Tübingen

Moderator: Hubert Brand, Bavarian State Forests, Nuremberg
15:00 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 17:00 Good practice: health protection in forestry enterprises Organizing health—safety culture
Speaker: Claudia Metzger, t&t Organization Development, Training and Consulting, Hainfeld

Fit in the forest
Speaker: Peter Winkelmann, Lower Saxony State Forests

Slackline Hesse
Speaker: Rainer Ehemann, Hesse Accident Insurance

Practical example “Hazard analysis psychological stress”
Speaker: Manfred Schwarzfischer, Silvicultural College,

Moderator: Klaus Klugmann, SVLFG
17:00 End
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Forestry entrepreneurs’ day (Hall B6)

Forestry entrepreneurs’ day

12:00 – 13:30 Tendering and award without end? The clients’ view
Speakers: Viktoria Grosse, State Forestry Sachsen- Anhalt, Matthias Heiwig, Hesse Forests

The contractors’ view
Speakers: Dr. Maurice Strunk, AfL Lower Saxony / Hesse, Dietmar Reith, Forestry Enterprise Reith, Heugrumbach

Speaker: Andrea Hauck, KWF

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Ute Seeling, KWF
13:30 – 14:00 Break
14:00 – 15:30 New business fields—new perspectives? Opportunities from the antitrust proceedings
Speaker: Dr. Michael Sachse, DFUV

What good will the European Chainsaw Certificate do?
Speaker: Joachim Morat, KWF

The Forest Technician—Experiences from Austria
Speaker: Peter Konrad, Austrian Forest Entrepreneurs Association

Safety felling techniques—curse or blessing?
Speaker: Klaus Klugmann, SVLFG

Moderator: Oliver Gabriel, dlv German Agricultural Publishing House
15:30 End
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Forest owners’ day (Hall B6)

Wood cutter

11:00 – 12:30 Producing timber: from the tree to the stove Personal protective equipment above all else
Speaker: Lars Nick, KWF

Safety: Techniques and working methods
Speaker: Ernst Stenzel, SVLFG

Burning wood well!
Speaker: Robert Steidl, Chimney Sweepers Guild, Upper Bavaria

Value creation through use of firewood—recommendations for forest owners and regions
Speaker: Marie Sophie Schmidt, KWF

Moderator: Hans Ludwig Körner, Bavarian Forest Owners Association
12:30 End

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