The 2022 event attracted 320 participants from Germany and abroad at the Grand Elysée Hotel in Hamburg. 

The organizers – the Fraunhofer WKI and the European Panel Federation (EPF) in co-operation with the iVTH and the company Hywax GmbH – decided to repeat the winning combination for the 13th Symposium in 2024. 

The dates will be October 9-11, 2024.

Fee-based registration for the event can be completed from October 1, 2023 onwards via the established event website

Experts in the wood-based panels industry interested in giving a presentation or exhibiting a poster are able to submit an abstract online in English from the end of October 2023. The deadline for applications is February 29, 2024.

Evaluating the submitted presentations will be Prof Dr Joachim Hasch (SwissKrono), Larissa Kuntz (elka-Holzwerke), Tito Jara (Arauco), Prof Dr-Ing Bohumil Kasal (Fraunhofer WKI), Prof Dr Rainer Marutzky (iVTH), Anemon Strohmeyer (VHI) and Kris Wijnendaele (EPF). 

Hywax GmbH has once again agreed to provide the supporting programme on the evening of the first day of the conference, with the venue will kept secret until the Symposium.