EPF Conference Programme @ Woodtech Egypt
Friday 16 - Sunday 18 February 2018
Cairo International Convention Centre, Nefertiti Hall, Egypt
Day 1: Friday 16 February
Delegates are encouraged to visit the trade show and to network with one another.
Day 2: Saturday 17 February
14.00 Greetings and welcome speeches by Ministers of Egypt and Government officials
Welcome Speech by Ahmed Helmy, President of the Chamber of Woodworking Furniture Industry: Egyptian Industry C hallenges: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Welcome Speech by Hany Alawadly, Good Wood Co: Today’s and Future Panel Industry in Egypt
14.30 Welcome, Dr Paolo Fantoni, Chairman EPF
"EPF for Africa –hopes and aspirations for this EPF cornerstone project"
15.00 Introduction, Clive Pinnington, Managing Director EPF
"Facts, Figures and 10 Priority Areas for the European Panel Industry and its Members"
15.30 Coffee Break
16.00 The Tunisian Panel Market, Khaled Sellami, President of the Tunisian Federation of the woodworking and furniture industries & CEO of Stramiflex
16.30 Latest Developments on key topics for Africa, Kris Wijnendaele, Technical Director EPF
"Associations, E1 Emissions, Testing Standards"
Day 3: Sunday 18 February
13.30 Greetings and registrations
Industry 4.0 (Digitalisation of Woodworking Machinery Sector)
World Furniture Outlook 2018
Automation and robots: the new technologies in furniture production
Certifications and specifications in furniture production - how does this affect sales?
16.30 Closing words and thanks EPF Chairman, Dr Paolo Fantoni