Programme 17.12.2019


The Future of Plantation Forests in Europe

  Résidence Palace - International Press Centre, Brussels

Welcoming words                                                                                                                                     

  Knut Øistad, Chair of the EFI Board (Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, NIBIO)                                   

Chair, Janez Potočnik, ThinkForest President

9.45 Opening
  Andrew Doyle TD, Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture, Ireland
10.00 CAP and Plantation Forests in the EU
  Mihail Dumitru,  European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development (presentation)
10.15 Plantation Forests: Potential and Impacts in Europe
  Peter Freer-Smith, The University of California, Davis, USA (presentation)
10.35 Panel discussion on the Future of Plantation Forests in Europe
  Moderator: Bart Muys, KU Leuven
  Pedro Albizu, Smurfit Kappa Paper, Spain
  Jo O'Hara, Scottish Forestry
  Luis Neves Silva, New Generation Plantation/WWF
  Margarida Tomé, University of Lisbon
12.00 Concluding remarks
  Janez Potočnik
12.10-14.00 Networking event with wine and snacks