Trees for the Future: contributing to the green bio-economy


24 2013 13:00 to 14:00, AgroParisTech, Nancy, France


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This Trees4Future meeting provides an opportunity for discussions amongst a broad spectrum of stakeholders on European research needs in contributing to green bio-economy, and especially the role of genetics and genomics. These are issues of strategic importance for the forest-based sector, and the outcomes of the meeting will help to steer the activities of the Trees4Future project to allow the project to better meet the needs of different stakeholders. Meeting registration is open to all interested stakeholders.

There is no registration fee, but you must register.


Location: AgroParisTech, 14 Rue Girardet, Nancy

Registration - 8:30
Meeting - 9:00-16:00

Session 1 The European RTDI agendas for the green bio-economy
Moderator: Luc Pâques, INRA
Luc Pâques
(Coordinator of  Trees4Future)
Welcome and introduction to Trees4Future
Johan Elvnert
FTP (Forest-based Sector Technology Platform)
Forest-based Sector's RTDI agenda
Heribert Hirt
Board Member
EPSO (European Plant Science Organisation)
Agriculture and crop plant-based RTDI agenda
  Panel discussion
Session 2 From research to business - creating added value
Moderator: Antoine Kremer, INRA
François Lefèvre
INRA Avignon
Genetics and genomics RTDI contributing to the needs of the forest-based sector
Luc Pâques
Near-InfraRed Spectometry – NIRS (High performance tool)
Duncan Ray
Forest Research, UK
The Climate Matching Tool
  Panel discussion
Session 3 Contributing to the green bio-economy
Moderator: Andreas Kleinschmit von Lengefeld, FCBA
Mariella Marzano
Forest Research, UK
Trees4Future industry stakeholder profile – what are their needs?
Kimmo Järvinen
Secretary General
EOS (European Organisation of the
Sawmilling Industry)
RTDI needs for the woodworking industries
Elspeth MacRae
SCION, New Zealand
Trees4Future in a wider futures perspective: Societal changes towards a bio-economy
  Panel discussion and conclusions of the seminar / recommendations


Further information

The meeting will be held in connection with the 20th anniversary of the European Forest Institute - Our forests in the 21st century – ready for risks and opportunities? (23-27 September 2013).The EFI conference pages contain practical information about Nancy, transport, meeting venues and accommodation.


Accommodation can be booked through the Nancy Tourism Bureau web-site. The Nancy Tourism Bureau are also happy to help booking accommodation.

Ms. Marie-Laure Clausse
Tel: +33 3 83 35 84 71

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 If you have more questions about this meeting, please contact the meeting coordinators:

Andreas Kleinschmit von Lengefeld ;
Jo van Brusselen