" Access to Resources and Technology " is the focus theme for the 3rd Wood Industry Summit , which will be held in Hall 26. Organized by Deutsche Messe in partnership with the German Forestry Council (KWF) , the summit is an international dialogue and technology showcase for the forestry and primary wood processing industries, comprising a forum, lounge and exhibition area. Its purpose is to help attendees access new growth markets.
Other key themes include
- digitization in forestry,
- data protection and data integrity,
- forest firefighting,
- forestry infrastructure,
- road networks and
Of all of these themes, digitization will be at the forefront, both in the summit’s discussion forums and in its exhibition area.
In 2019, the Wood Industry Summit will once again feature delegations from the timber-rich regions of Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Germany, Finland, Canada, Columbia, Romania, Russia, Ukraine and the USA. To put that in perspective: the 2017 summit resulted in contracts worth over 30 million euros.
As a new event of the Wood Industry Summit, the Future Workshop will be opened for the first time.
The 2019 Wood Industry Summit will include an all-new event called the Future Workshop – a group pavilion for startups that is inspired by the German government’s "Charter for Wood 2.0" policy. Forestry and wood industry startups will have the opportunity to profile their business models and present their ideas for the future of their industry under the overarching banner of “Future Workshop for Forestry & Wood under the Charter for Wood 2.0”. Participation at the pavilion by German startups is subsidized by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Industry (BMWi).
The application period for relevant startups is already open.