Exhibition EPF + CEI BOIS+ EOS at the European Parliament.
Mr Gaston Franco, MEP and Chairman of the Club du Bois, is hosting a wood industries exhibition at the Altiero Spinelli building of the EP from 4 to 6 December 2012 to raise awareness among his colleagues and the European Institutions on the many advantages offered by sustainably produced wood products.
The exhibition is co-organised by the European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI‐Bois), the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) and the European Panel Federation (EPF).
Works and installations of renowned European artists using wood: Stephan Balkenhol (Germany), Gorzo Dumitru (Romania), Arne Quinze (Belgium), Philippe Ramette (France) and Richard Long (UK) will be displayed in a “wood garden” and highlight a selection of the best harvested wood products art can produce. Through the art, the industry wants to raise awareness and increase knowledge over the special role of wood and wood products in the fight against climate change and showcase the plentitude of opportunities offered by the material. Subtitle of the exhibition ‘Plant a second forest’, refers to the carbon stock from the forest that remains in harvested wood products, which prolong the storage of the carbon as captured by the trees.
We herewith have the pleasure to invite you to the following events organized in the context of this exhibition:
Tuesday, 4 December 2012, 18:00: Opening with the participation of Mr Jan Hoet, the artists Arne Quinze, Dumitru Gorzo and Philippe Ramette, Mr Salvatore Tatarella, MEP
Opening followed by a cocktail
Wednesday, 5 December 2012, 15:00: Workshop on wood flows and carbon sequestration in Europe with Prof. Dr. Udo Mantau of Hamburg University and Mr Serge de Gheldere, Climate Ambassador for former US Vice-President Al Gore. Debate moderated by Mr Gaston Franco, MEP
Wednesday 5 December 2012, 18:00: Official event hosted by Club du Bois Chairman Mr Gaston Franco, MEP, with the participation of Mr Karel De Gucht, EU Commissioner for Trade, Mrs Antigoni Pericleous Papadopoulou, MEP.