October 28, 2020 Vinkovci (hotel Slavonija)

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It is a central event of sawmill industry and forestry sector in South East Europe! Join us in Slavonski Brod and learn about key innovations in the filed of primary wood processing, sawn timber prices, drying technlogies, acquisition of logs,production of pellets and electricity from wood.

Technological emphases:

  • The efficiency and speed of modern sawmill technology
  • The need to install sorting and optimization lines
  • Modern dry-kilns and steam chambers characteristics
  • The effective use of the wood choppers and metal detectors
  • Flexibility and advantages of modern sawmills
  • Maintenance and repairment of saws and acquisition of spare parts

Strategic emphases:

  • What is the future of annual and multi-annual contracts and levels of completion?
  • Incentives and rebates for sawmills, myth or reality?
  • How to improve the position of sawmills in rural and mountainous areas?
  • The possibilities and constraints when starting the pellet production?

Commercial emphases:

  • Price trends of firewood, logs and sawn timber
  • The share of the third class in the sale contracts and auctions
  • Forestry inspection activities and jurisdiction
  • Statistics on illegal logging, timber sales and the illegal export
  • Payment of the forest use fees


  • Analysis of market opportunities for sawmills in the countries of Southeast Europe and the Region
  • Introduction of the European and world trends in commercial aspects of primary wood processing
  • Overview of the technical and technological aspects of the machinery used in the sawmill industry
  • Exchange of experience and making contacts with colleagues from West & Southeast Europe i.e. Region
  • Strengthening of relations with representatives from the forestry and institutions in order to create a good business environment


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