Estonian Woodhouse Cluster, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Estonian Woodhouse Association, Estonian Forest and Wood Industries Association, Enterprise Estonia and Innovation Norway invite you to participate in the symposium “Creating Added Value for Wooden Buildings” where experts from Norway and Estonia discuss how to add value to a wooden house by product development and cooperation.

The Estonian Woodhouse Association will present for a third consecutive year the title of “Friend of Estonian Wooden House”. This year the title will be given to the Kingdom of Norway.

85% of Estonian wooden houses are sold abroad to foreign markets. Our experience demonstrates that through cooperation between wooden houses manufacturers and architects, engineers, information technology sector, as well as furniture and other building materials manufacturers we could increase both the volume of export and value of our products.

Symposium will be held in English without translation.

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia conference centre, Liivalaia 33, Tallinn
Time: 11th of March 2013, morning coffee starts at 9.30

9.30 – 9.55 Registration, morning coffee and exhibition of wooden architecture
10.00 – 10.10 The “Friend of Estonian wooden house” title will be presented to the
Norwegian ambassador Mrs Lise Kleven Grevstad by the head of board
of the Estonian Woodhouse Association Mr Argo Saul.
10.10 – 10.15 Welcome words from the Norwegian ambassador Mrs Lise Kleven
10.20 – 10.45 Energy efficiency in wooden buildings: the importance and opportunities
of product development, Mr Targo Kalamees, professor of energy
efficient building at the Tallinn University of Technology and University
of Helsinki.
10.50 – 11.20 Urban wood: Current trends and projects in Norway, Mr Michael
Lommertz, Director for projects and sustainability, the Norwegian
Association of Architects.
11.25 – 11.45 The reasons behind successful sale and export of wooden houses
Mr Sven Mats, the managing director of AS Matek.
11.50 – 12.10 Possibilities in the Norwegian market, Mr Svein Tore Overå, the
managing director of Nurban AS
12.15 - 12.30 Coffee Break
12.30 – 13.30 Cooperation and importance of partners – panel discussion

Please fill in the registration form in order to participate at the symposium.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the symposium.
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