Invitation: Breakfast Discussion

We are excited to invite you to our upcoming breakfast event on ”Durable wood construction in the public realm” on 1 March 2023 at 8:30 am.

The use of wood as a building material has increased significantly during the last few years as the idea of a circular and sustainable biobased economy has grown. Wood is seen as the solution for a more climate-friendly way to build housing and infrastructure. Indeed building with wood even capture and store carbon and has also proven to have positive effects on users’ and inhabitants’ health and wellbeing.

Using a biobased and circular building material in the public realm is much more demanding compared to the traditionally used steel and concrete. To be able to use the full potential of Europe’s forests as a source of building material and to use it wisely, we need to make sure that the wood products are fit for purpose, treated and handled correctly during design and use. Without the development of building systems, education and the proper use of wood preservatives, we risk missing out on the objective of a circular, biobased and sustainable society.

With these aspects in mind, what should European policymakers do to stimulate and support this development?

08:15 – 08:30 Registration of Participants and networking
08:30 – 09:25 Welcome & Panellist statements
09:25 – 09:40 Discussion and Q&A
09:40 – 09:45 Closing words
09:45 – 10:00 Networking


Fredrik Westin, Director of the Swedish Wood Preservation Association

Nils Torvalds, MEP (Renew/Finland)

Paul Brannen, Director of Public Affairs in CEI-bois

Dr. Ed Suttie, Research Director in BRE Group

Representative from European Commission (TBC)

Moderator: Maria Wetterstrand, CEO of Miltton Europe

Refreshments will be provided from 08:15 onwards.

Please RSVP below or here by 24 February at noon.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Emilia Happel at .

We hope to see you soon!

Kind regards:

WEI-IEO European Institute for Wood Preservation and Miltton Europe

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