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Conference attendees are welcome from October 27, 2022 and can visit LBSA and OGF companies.

The debates and conferences will be held all day on October 28 at the SOFITEL hotel in Lyon Bellecour.

Download the complete program in pdf

 October 27 

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Departure from the hotel


Visit of the LBSA sawmill

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


With over 30 years of experience, LBSA specializes in sawing oak. It is aimed at professionals on French and international territory.

Over the years, the sawmill has adapted to demand to offer custom products in addition to standard products.

17 hectare site

11,000 m3 of stock

2,000 m3 of drying capacity

Le déjeuner


12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Visit of the LBSA sawmill

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


200 years

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2 manufacturing sites

xx coffins produced each year


Reference funeral operator, number 1 in Europe for the manufacture of solid wood coffins.

By designing and deploying the services, organization and infrastructure that make it possible to pay a unique tribute to the deceased, OGF meets an essential need of grieving families. A leading funeral operator, OGF has been developing integrated expertise for 200 years in all areas related to this core business.

In its two coffin manufacturing plants, located in France, in Reyrieux, in Ain and in Jussey, in Haute-Saône, OGF combines the most advanced technologies and real craftsmanship.


Welcome drinks

From 7:00 p.m.

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 October 28 morning 

Welcoming of participants and registration

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Word of welcome

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

European hardwood production and consumption

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

The conference is held at the SOFITEL hotel.

A welcome coffee will be waiting for you. You can start chatting with other participants.

By Jacques Ducerf, Maria Kiefer-Polz, Ad Wesselink 

  • The Producers by Maria Kiefer-Polz

  • Users by Ad Wesselink

  • France by David Chavot

     Pause Café   

Other markets

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

  • North American Markets by Michael Snow

  • Overview of Tropical Timber Markets to the Consumer, by Dr. Michael J. Adams

  • China Temperate Hardwood Market : 2022 Status and Outlook, by James Xu

Questions answers

12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.


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Jacques Ducerf

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Le déjeuner


12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

 October 28 afternoon 

28 octobr après-midi


1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

  • The parquet market by Lorenzo Onofri

  • Market challenges and opportunities in the furniture sector, by Philippe Denavit

  • Industrialization of the sector in Central Africa, with the end of log exports by Benoit Jobbé-Duval

     Pause Café   

New uses and hardwood products

3:15 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.

Forest issues

3:55 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

  • Overview of current hardwood research and development in Europe by Dr. Maximilian Pramreiter

  • Sustainable use of tropical hardwoods in road and hydraulic structures by Professor Jan-Willem van de Kuilen

Climate change and European policies: impact on hardwood availability by Aymeric Albert of the ONF

Questions answers

4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.


4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

By Maria Kiefer-Polz and Ad Wesselink


Gala evening at Paul Bocuse (Auberge du pont de Collonges)

Departure from the hotel at 7:00 p.m.

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