Organisers of the 12th European Wood-based Panel Symposium have announced that the event cannot take place this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current hygiene regulations in Hamburg. However, new dates have been set: 12 to 14 October 2022.
A new date for the event became necessary because the event hotel is not permitted to host the Symposium in the accustomed manner. “Conducting the Symposium without a supporting program, with a very limited number of participants and without the possibility of exchanging ideas during the breaks would not have been consistent with the idea of a networking event,” said Harald Schwab, Head of Department, Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI. The organisers – the European Panel Federation, the International Association for Technical Issues Related to Wood, and the Fraunhofer WKI – therefore felt compelled to cancel the event.
From 12 to 14 October 2022, the 12th European Wood-based Panel Symposium will take place in Hamburg in the customary manner. A renewed application for a presentation will then be again possible. Conference fees already paid will be refunded in full and hotel rooms can be cancelled free of charge.
“We very much regret the postponement and would like to extend our sincere thanks for the willingness to provide presentations and for the tremendous interest in this event. We are already very much looking forward to this highly regarded networking opportunity on the new date in October 2022,” said Schwab.