December 16, 2015
  • 4. INTERNATIONAL PELLET FORUM - THE KICK-OFF EVENT OF PROGETTO FUOCO TRADE FAIR

     

    Where the Main Residential Pellet Market meets the International Operators

     

    Febraury 23rd 2016, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Verona

    The International Pellet Forum is going to take place the day before the opening of the International Trade Fair Progetto Fuoco 2016. The main event of the afternoon focusing on the market's aspects will be preceded by the accompaniment technical sessions of the morning.

    The event is organized in collaboration with the European Pellet Council and has the aim to be the platform where the main International operators meet the Italian residential market. Where else could happening than in Italy which is the main European country for residential pellet consumption characterized of a potential margins of growth and capable to offer business perspectives to the International operators.

    The International Pellet Forum is the unique event where the information and the market's figures are presented directly by the market's actors, offering a matchless occasion for having  information and updating news, getting new commercial and professional contacts, starting collaborations and planning joined activities.

    Qualified speakers will address the audience with arguments ranging from the market's dynamics during the afternoon's sessions and the round table, to the technical aspects as the quality of pellets as key point for guarantee high combustion performance for pellet stoves during the morning's sessions named 'Waiting for the International Pellet Forum'.

    MORNING SESSIONS

    WAITING FOR THE INTERNATIONAL PELLET FORUM -

    TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS WHICH LEAD US TO THE MAIN EVENT OF THE AFTERNOON

    8.30

    Registration

                     

    9.00

    Introduction and welcome

     

    Technical Session 1 - Safety and Fire prevention for design, installation and operation of pellet storage for heating appliances 

     

    Moderator: Annalisa Paniz - AIEL

     

     

    Measures for preventing accidents with CO and the creation of explosive atmospheres in the pellet storages. The new German standard VDI-Richtlinien 3464

    Martin Behr, DEPI - German Pellets Institute

     

     

    The fire's behavior in the pellet storage and a guide line about the most appropriate procedures of intervention by the fire fighters

    Martina Caminada, ProPellets Swiss

     

     

    Presentation of the Italian Guide Line about the proper design, installation and operation of pellet storage for heating appliances 

    Valter Francescato, Technical Director of AIEL

    Gianluigi Codemo, Plant designer and Technical consultant of AIEL

     

     

    Discussion with

    Regional Direction of firefighters of Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige (tbc)

     

    10.30    

    Coffe and networking break

     

    Technical Session 2 - The future of pellet heating systems: the quality of pellet for an efficient and clean combustion of pellet stoves. Technical issues of strategic importance for the  future of the residential pellet heating market

     

    Moderator: Valter Francescato -  Technical Director of AIEL

     

    11.00    

     

    ENplus' certification principles as tools of professional growth and qualification of the Italian companies. State of the art of the certification and of the distribution network of certified pellets

    Andrea Sgarbossa - ENAMA, National Certification body for ENplus certification (tbc)

     

     

    Status of pellet quality in Europe and influences of chemical and fiscal parameters on pellet stove performance

    Hans Hartmann, TFZ Technology and Support Centre of Renewable Raw Materials

     

     

    Real life pellet stove testing for European label development. The BeReal Project

    Christoph Schmidl, Bioenergy 2020+

     

     

    Discussion

     

    12.30    

    Lunch and networking break

     

    Registration to the International Pellet Forum

     

    AFTERNOON SESSIONS

    INTERNATIONAL PELLET FORUM

    12.30

    Registration, lunch and networking break

     

    13.45

    Introduction and Welcome

     

    Market Session 1 - The Italian market in the European framework.

    Numbers and news of the Italian pellet market and comparison demand of wood pellets in the main European countries

     

    Moderator: Annalisa Paniz - AIEL

     

     

    The Italian residential and domestic pellet market

    Annalisa Paniz - AIEL

     

    Forestry national policies and potential development of the domestic pellet production

    Paolo Perini, Segatifriuli Srl and Operating Committee of the WG of ENplus Pellet Producers and Distributors

     

     

    Market analysis of the bioenergy consumption in Europe – demand analysis of wood pellets for heating

    Richard Sikkema - Joint Research Centre (JRC) Institute for Environment and Sustainability

     

    Market Session 2 - Emerging European Countries

    Some European countries which are traditionally pellet suppliers for Italy are emerging markets for domestic consumption

     

    Moderator: Christian Rakos - Executive Director of Propellets Austria and President of EPC

     

    14.45

    Croatia

    Raul Cvečić Bole - President of Croatian Association of pellets producers and related technologies

     

     

    Lithuania

    Remigijus Lapinskas - Lithuanian Biomass Association - Litbioma

     

    Balkans and Romania

    Branko Glavonjic - University of Belgrade, Serbia

     

    15.30

    Coffee and Networking break

     

    Market Session 3 - North America

    The pellet producers of Canada and the US are  watching the European and Italian residential market. At the same time, the Italian pellet stoves and boilers  manufacturers are interesting in how the North American market is developing

    16.00

    Paolo Perini CEO of Segatifriuli Srl and member of the Operating Committee of the WG of Pellet Producers and Traders of ENplus pellets, will help us to understand the export perspective and the developing outlook for the  North America's domestic residential market, conducting an interview to:

     

    Stephen Faehner - CEO of American Wood Fibers, Chairman of the PFI Board Executive

     

    John Arsenault - Director, Wood Pellets, Market Acces & Promotion of Wood pellet association of Canada

     

     

    Bulk Pellets Import Oversea: logistic and commercial aspects

    Alessandro Pretolani - Adriacoke SpA and Operating Committee of the WG of ENplus Pellet Producers and Distributors

     

    16.45

    Coffee and networking break

     

    Panel discussion - The future of the market

    The numerous operators characterizing the Italian market are strongly interlinked thanks to a thick network of relations which is essential for the future of the market's stability.

    In this session we are going to discuss with them about the different market expectations and points of views for a better understanding of the potential future development of the national pellet market.

     

    17.15

    Panelists

     

    Horst Mayr - Froling Srl

    Andrea Ferraro - AMG Srl

    Domenico Dal Tio - La Tiesse Srl (tbc)

    Maurizio Annovati - Alpinpellet SA

    Jürgen Winkler - Mak - Holz GmbH

    Paolo Giarda - Carbotermo SpA

    Gabriele Bergami - Intwerwest Srl

     

     

    18.15     

    Cocktail party and Conference's end


     

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