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Both an interesting field trip on the first day and an inspiring indoor conference on the second day will offer in depth insights and high-level know-how exchange. The field trip will provide a practical insight into various aspects of ÖBf’s work including a visit to the canopy pathway at Grünberg, a tour of the Lenzing AG and an introduction of the Centre of Forestral Education Traunkrichen. In addition, The conference topic „Climate.Change.Nature.Management.“ is going to address and discuss various subjects concerning climate change, its impacts and the need of adaptive business management and its challenges in high alpine regions.

Wednesday, 12. June 2019: Arrival Day

15:00Arrival of the participants, Check-In, Registration
17:00 – 19:00

Executive Committee-Meeting (Ex-Com-Members)

19:00 – 23:00Get-together and Flying-Dinner in the hotel (Dresscode: Smart Casual)

Thursday 13. June 2019: Excursion Day

7:00 – 8:30       Breakfast
8:30 – 18:00 
  • Mountain Forest Management: timber processing, steep-slope-harvesting, afforestation on former windfall areas, hunting and game management
  • Canopy Pathway Grünberg, Gmunden: example for tourism, forest-services and ecosystem management
  • Lenzing AG: the company produces wood-based viscose fibers, modal fibers, lyocell fibers and filament yarn for the textile industry
  • Lunch at the Centre of Forestal Education in Traunkirchen
19:00 – 19:30Aperitif
19:30 – 24:00  Official Dinner (Dresscode: Business Formal or Traditional Attire)

Friday, 14. June 2019: Conference Day

7:00 – 9:00         Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15Opening of the Conference; Welcome Statement & Setting the Scene
9:15 - 10:50“Climate Change”: Impulse Presentation & Interactive Group Work
10:50 – 11:15Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:45“New Business Development”: Impulse Presentations & Interactive Group Work
12:45 – 13:00Conclusion & Close Down of the European State Forestry Conference 2019 in Austria
13:00 – 14:30Lunch
 Departure of the Participants