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Forum ATIBT November 8th and 9th 2010 Bologna – Italy
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01 September 2010

Forum ATIBT November 8th and 9th 2010 Bologna – Italy

The 2010 ATIBT Forum will be regarding the wood processing of tropical forests. ATIBT is offering you a program on the 8th and 9th of November in Bologna concerning the wood processing of tropical forests followed by visits of some of the best performing companies in this sector situated between Bologna and Milan.

Why Bologna?
Transformation industries are essentially located North of Italy. The principal Milan‐Bologna axis is especially rich, consisting in companies with the latest equipment to transform tropical forests.

Which topics?
Apart from the main topic of transformation (sawing, veneer, planning, finger‐joining, industrial optimization, waste reduction…) will also be developed:
‐ Latest development linked with FLEGT’s action plan (Due diligence, APV, etc…)
‐ Latest market trends
‐ The carbon footprint of the tropical products
The presentations will be delivered by the best specialists in their areas, EU negotiators for FLEGT, the best carbon footprint research institutes, and the best transformation technicians for all innovations in this sector. 2010 Forum innovations include: more B to B meetings, more technical sessions, more company visits…
B to B meetings will allow you to meet new future partners and different sessions will go in more depth about technical topics. Meals will be taken communally and the dinner will be organised in the prestigious Cicogna villa and is a great opportunity to increase contacts.

‐ Visiting the companies
On the 10th and 11th of November, following the Forum, companies will exceptionally open their doors and allow you to visit them. This will increase your knowledge of the innovations and allow you to see the latest machinery that gives Italy all of its competitiveness.