INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC
CONFERENCE ON HARDWOOD PROCESSING


From September 25 to 28, 2017, Lahti, Finland will host the 6th International Scientific Conference on Hardwood Processing (ISCHP 2017).The main events are arranged in the spectacular Sibelius Hall, an internationally acknowledged congress and concert center with attractive wooden interiors and excellent acoustics. Lahti is also one of the main districts of hardwood industry cluster with versatile manufacturing of hardwood products and processing machinery and high-quality birch resources in the Baltic Sea region.

The conference is part of the continuing series of conferences previously held in Canada (2007), France (2009), USA (2011), Italy (2013) and Canada (2015). The main objective of this conference is to bring together the scientific and research communities working on hardwood, from the source to the customer, to share knowledge and ideas. International experts, scientists, government employees, hardwood industry representatives, suppliers and customers are invited to discuss recent progress and innovative work in this valuable area.

Topics covered by ISCHP 2017
  • Hardwood Quality, Forest Management and Wood Procurement
  • Hardwood Properties and Analysis of Raw Materials
  • Hardwood Processing, Optimization and Technology Development for Wood and Composite products
  • Hardwood Biorefining and Value-added Chemical Products
  • Hardwood Product Development and Performance
  • Markets, Sustainability and Value Chains of Hardwood Cluster

INFORMATION REGARDING THE WELCOME RECEPTION AND INDUSTRY AND FIELD VISIT


WELCOME RECEPTION, Sep 25, 18:00-19:30


Address: Restaurant Voitto, Salpausselänkatu 8, Lahti
There is about 20 minutes’ walk (1.5 km) from both Hotel Seurahuone and Hotel Scandic to Restaurant Voitto, which is located next to ski jumping hills. We recommend walking or taking a taxi.
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INDUSTRY AND FIELD VISIT, Sep 28, 7:50 – 16:00

The weather in Lahti in late September is typically cool, day temperature around 10°C, and the probability of rain is high. Regarding the technical tour on Thursday, we recommend you to take suitable footwear for visiting the curly birch plantation. In case of rain, the terrain there may be damp.

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Conference Venue


The Sibelius Hall (Finnish: Sibeliustalo) is named after the composer Jean Sibelius, and it is home to the Lahti Symphony Orchestra. The concert hall was completed in 2000. Architects Kimmo Lintula and Hannu Tikka designed the hall, which is made out of glulam. The acoustics were engineered by Artec Consultants, New York. Its acoustics are one of its strongest points, while the architecture follows the Scandinavian tradition of sophisticated design. The concert hall has a capacity of 1,250 seats.


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Sibelius Hall


Hardwood Processing Industries in Lahti Region


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The Sibelius Hall was set around the birthplace of Lahti's industrial history, where the merchants Carl J Unonius and Knut HJ Cassel started a steam sawmill in 1869. Nowadays Lahti region is one of the main districts of hardwood industry cluster with versatile manufacturing of hardwood products and processing machinery and high-quality birch resources.


Provisional Program



Evening | Welcome reception


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Session 1: Forest Management, Wood Procurement, Hardwood Properties and Quality, and Analysis of Raw Materials

Session 2: Markets, Sustainability and Value Chains of Hardwood Cluster

Poster session


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Session 3: Hardwood Product Development and Performance

Session 4: Hardwood Processing, Optimization and Technology Development for Wood and Composite products

Session 5: Hardwood Biorefining and Value-added Chemical Products


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Whole day industry and field visit (Technical tour)


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LAHTI

www.lahti.fi

    Welcome to Lahti!

    With a population of 120,000, Lahti is a growing, constantly regenerating city that combines the best of a small town and a large city. The active residents of the city value its homely atmosphere and convenient location.

    Lahti is a lively meeting place between Helsinki and St Petersburg. Over a million Finns live within 100 kilometres of the city, and connections to other cities and to ports are superb. Travellers are enchanted by the rich offering of events and by Lahti’s natural yet urban cityscape.

    A distinguished sports city, Lahti is known internationally also for its environmental and design expertise, alongside high-quality cultural services. (Learn more)

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