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“At times St. Mark’s waterfront is lined with sailing boats, whose sails have been touched by the winds of other worlds”. (Mieczysław Kozłowski)

The European Timber Trade Federation ETTF and the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry EOS along with Fedecomlegno welcome you to the 7th International Hardwood Conference that will be held in Venice, one of the most fascinating cities in the world, on 15-17 November 2017.

Registrations will close on: 30 October 2017

All presentations will be in English. Simultaneous translation into Italian and French will be provided.

Santa Maria della Salute at Sunset, Venice, Italy


The International Hardwood Conference is a unique event an exclusive insight of the international production and trade in hardwood and giving access to a high level network in this sector.

As for the past edition that was held in Copenhagen (2015), in 2017 too we expect the participation of a large number of delegates from more than 20 countries in the world to represent companies, industrial associations, NGOs and specialised media.

Many qualified speakers will highlight global and regional market dynamics and provide important updates on the main topics of the world of hardwood.

The conference will be organised in two sessions. The first will focus on the data recorded by the sector and provides a detailed analysis of the market. The second will, instead, be devoted to on the topics of sustainability, legality, technology and innovation.

Hilton Molino Stucky


Alongside with the conference sessions, a programme of exciting events will be organised in the magical city of Venice. A welcome cocktail, a gala dinner in a prestigious Venetian palace, a not-to-be-missed tour along the Venetian alleys to discover the beauties of the lagoon city and its history, art and culture. And a fascinating closing event in a historical glass factory to admire the century old art of blown glass.