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pellet forum


Where the Main Residential Pellet Market
meets the International Operators


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'.




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, German Pellet Institute - DEPI

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

            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+


12.30        Lunch and networking break
Registration to the International Pellet Forum

Read the Press Release of the Morning Sessions DOWNLOAD

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12.30    Registration Lunch, 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 EP

14.45   Croatia
Raul Cvečić Bole - President of Croatian Association of pellets producers and related technologies
Remigijus Lapinskas - Lituanian Biomass Association - LITBIOMA
Didzis Palejs - Latvian Biomass Association - LatBio and Vicepresident of AEBIOM
           Balkans e 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

Read the Press Release of the Afternoon Sessions DOWNLOAD

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

Maurizio Annovati - Alpinpellet SA
Jürgen Winkler - Mak - Holz GmbH
Paolo Giarda - Carbotermo SpA
Gabriele Bergami - Intwerwest Srl

Read the Press Release of the Round Table DOWNLOAD

18.15   Cocktail party and Conference's end

how to reach us

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      Motorway A4 Milano/Venezia - exit Verona Sud. Proceed in direction of the city center under the tunnel and along for about 1,5 km (Viale delle Nazioni). At the traffic light turn left (Viale Francia) and maintain the direction on the left (Via Lussemburgo) after about 100 meters, turn left again into Via Belgio.
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      Valerio Catullo airport in Villafranca is about 7 km from the hotel. Take the tangenziale direction Verona Centro and exit at nr. 6 Alpo, proceed for 2 km Strada dell'Alpo direction Zai / Fiera, then turn left into via Roveggia and proceed for 300 meters, turn right into Via Lussemburgo, after 350 meters turn right into Via Belgio.

      Airport Informations
      • Aeroporto Verona "Valerio Catullo" (VRN)  - 12 km  
      • Aeroporto Venezia "Marco Polo" (VCE) - 120 km
      • Aeroporto Venezia Treviso "Antonio Canova" (TSF) - 144 km
      • Aeroporto Bergamo " Orio Al Serio" (BGY) - 113 km
      • Aeroporto Milano" Malpensa Internazionale"(MXP)  - 190 km
      • Aeroporto Bologna "Borgo Panigale" (BLQ) -  138 km
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      From Verona Porta Nuova Railway station, about 1,5 km from the hotel, you can take the city buses 24-83 from Monday to Saturday, and the bus 98 on Sundays and in the evenings after 8 PM (direction Fiera). Shuttle Bus service to/from the downtown and the train station (maximum 8 people) on scheduled time upon request and availability.

      Public Transport Informations
      • Aeroporto Verona "Valerio Catullo" o Distanza dalla stazione areoportuale 12 km o Tariffa taxi € 35,00 ca.
      • Stazione Verona Porta Nuova o Distanza dalla stazione ferroviaria 4,2 km o Tariffa taxi € 12,00 ca.
      • Terminal Bus Stazione Porta Nuova marciapiede direzione Fiera o Distanza dal Terminal 4,2 km o Tariffa taxi € 12,00 ca.