Wednesday 5 September

EFI 2007 Annual Conference

The technical sessions of the Annual Conference of the European Forest Institute.
Open only to the EFI member organisations and invited observers.


Departure by bus to Conference venue from the parking lot of Novotel Hotel, address: 24/26 Nowogrodzka Street

8:00-8:50 Registration in Crystal Aula, in the campus of Warsaw Agricultural University

9:00 Item 1 Opening of the Conference
Welcoming words

a) Registration of the Participants
b) Adoption of the Agenda

9:20 Item 2 Election of the Officers of the Conference
a) Chairperson and Vice-chairpersons
b) Minute-checkers
c) Vote-checkers

9:30 Item 5 Input of Science Community to the Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue of the MCPFE


10:15 Item 4 EFI Position on Research of Genetically Manipulated Trees
Francois Houllier (Chairman of EFI Board 2004-2006), INRA, France


10:40 Introduction of Networking Exhibition Networking at the EFI 2007 Annual Conference.pdf

10:45 Coffee

11:20 Item 3 Keynote Presentation:
a) Why international co-operation in forest research?

Ann Bartuska, Deputy Chief for Research and Development,
USDA Forest Service, USA


11:50 b) Role of Forest Research in the FP7


12:30 Official Photograph and Lunch

14:00 Item 6 Strategic Issues
a) EFI Strategy 2022

b) Regional Offices

c) Proposal for a new Project Centre

15:30 Coffee

16:00 Item 7 Administrative Issues
a) Reports on Activities in 2006-2007

i) Annual Report 2006 & highlights
ii) Activities of the Project Centres
iii) Activities of the Board
iv) Report of the Scientific Advisory Board

16:45 b) Final accounts and Auditors' report of EFI

16:50 c) Work Plan and Budget 2008

17:05 d) Rota for Board Members

17:20 e) Election of Auditors of the Accounts of 2008

17:30 f) Membership Matters

17:40 g) Time and venue of Annual Conferences in 2008, 2009 and 2010
i) Orvieto, Italy in 2008
ii) Venues of 2009 and 2010

17:55 h) Grants and Awards

18:00 Item 8 Any other business

Closing of the Conference

18:30 Departure by bus to the official dinner

19:45 Official Dinner

Thursday 6 September - Friday 7 September

IUFRO European Congress 2007: Forests and Forestry in the Context of Rural Development

The programme is available in the IUFRO European Congress 2007 website.

Saturday 8 September

Field trip

More information about the field trip is available in the IUFRO European Congress website.

Field trip