Wood Icon, October 21, 2020
City of Design, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Wood Icon is one of the most important events for innovative woodworking in the region. Festival aims to promote use of wood, intensify knowledge exchange within the woodworking sector, and proactively integrate and connect stakeholders within the wood chain in the region and beyond.
By engaging the creative industries, its goal is to achieve greater competitiveness and economic efficiency for the industry.
With trade show it is aimed at familiarising woodworkers with novelties and solutions in the field of woodworking machines, technologies and innovative repromaterials and to present the offer of the woodworkers and furniture industry.
Wood Icon Conference
Conference intends to encourage the innovative practices in woodworking industry. There will be some woodworking professionals discussing topical issues addressing the development of innovative woodworking in Slovenia and wider region. The following topics will be discussed at the conference: research and development projects, adequate human resources, technological innovations, business opportunities of high added value, wood policies, wooden constructions, design and branding in order to establish more competitive markets. More about Conference 2019, and Conference 2018
In a competitive tight market, the differentiation strategy for specific niche markets in the development of innovative, well-crafted products with superior quality detailing, says that a strategic opportunity for woodworkers who could try to achieve added value is to create an opportunity to enter or . strengthen cooperation in demanding European markets in global markets, and maintain green jobs in rural areas.
Therefore, since niche markets are smaller in policy than others, these products mean exclusivity, uniqueness, differentness and, as such, a higher added value.
Round table wood policies
At the Round table Wood policies, representatives of various woodworking niches and representatives of forestry institutions and government discuss the dilemmas of development of woodworking sector in the region. What kind of vision do we have, which strategies we use, how to measure their effects, what are examples of good practice, what are your recommendations for creating a successful wood policy?
Wood 180 ̊ (Winners Stage)
Presentations of Big SEE wood awarded projects in wood. Speakers talk about the products that were created on the account of their own development strategies and and visions needed for successful business operations. More about Presentations 2019, and Presentations 2018
Wood 180 ̊ (Experts Stage)
Experts on new materials and innovative technologies in wood processing important for the development of wood industry.
Trade show is aimed at familiarising woodworkers with novelties and solutions in the field of woodworking machines, technologies and innovative repromaterials and to present the offer of the woodworkers and furniture industry from the region and beyond.
Wood Match are organized business meetings between suppliers and woodworkers. It is intended for an in-depth and effective exchange of expert opinions and information – a unique opportunity to learn about innovations an new solutions.
Big SEE Awards With Awards Ceremony
BIG SEE WOOD DESIGN AWARDS recognise and expose excellence in wood design from Southeast Europe in categories:
– Wooden Houses
– City and community
– Interior and furniture
– Small wooden products
The exhibition in the national pavilions presents award-winning projects in the category of wood from South-East Europe.
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