EFI Barcelona inaugurated
The Vice-president of Catalonia, Joana Ortega i Almany opened the EFIMED Annual Meeting on Wednesday 4 September, which took place in the magnificent conference facilities of the newly restored Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site.
This was the inaugural event to take place at Sant Pau following the renovations which have created a state-of-the-art venue whilst preserving the beautiful Art Nouveau character of the original buildings. The Chair of the EFI Board, Jørgen Bo Larsen, presided over the opening session which was attended by over 100 leading researchers, practitioners and policy makers in Mediterranean forestry, as well as dignitaries from the city of Barcelona and the Sant Pau i Santa Creu Private Hospital Foundation.
A Gala Reception was held in the evening, in celebration of the installation of EFI's Barcelona Office in the Sant Leopold Pavilion. Guests heard formal speeches, and were given a guided tour of the new EFI office.
Photo: Robert Ramos/Fundació Privada Hospital de Sant Pau
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