Unlocking the Green Growth endorsed by the European Woodworking Industries

WoodCircus Key Messages and Policy Recommendations

The transition towards the circular bioeconomy requires dedicated engagement from all stakeholders on European, national and regional levels.

With its six Maxims, WoodCircus calls on European leaders in industry, policy, and the community to make transformative change by developing, supporting, and implementing strong policies and practices that underpin the vital role of the woodworking industries in green growth and carbon neutrality.

Let’s unlock the potential for green growth and carbon neutrality together!

WoodCircus Event

🗓️  Wednesday 1st of Dec, 2021

🕓  16:00 – 18:00 CET

📍   Thon Hotel EU, Brussels, BE

🌍  Follow & participate online


15:00 – 16:00


16:00 – 16:15

Opening and setting the scene
Paul Brannen, Director of Public Affairs, CEI-Bois & EOS-OES, Moderator
Anne-Christine Ritschkoff, VTT
Andreas Nikolaus Kleinschmit von Lengefeld, FCBA

16:15 – 17:25

Panel discussion: European woodworking industries are the green engine of sustainable growth
Sampsa Auvinen, President of CEI-Bois, Honorary President of EOS
Markku Markkula, Vice-President, European Committee of the Regions
Sergej Možina, Counsellor for Research, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the EU

Clive Pinnington, Managing Director, EPF
Agnieszka Sznyk, President of the Board, INNOWO
Representative of the French EU Presidency (TBC)

17:25 – 17:45


17:45 – 18:00

Call for Action
Kai Merivuori, Managing Director, Finnish Sawmills Association
Kris Wijnendaele, Technical Director, CFO, EPF

18:00 – 19:00

End of the conference followed by Cocktail Reception

Free participation Registration required

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Anne-Christine Ritschkoff, VTT

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