Economic Forum 2006 in Laski near Kepno
From 12 to 14 September 2006 an International Scientific Conference - Economic Forum 2006 "Wood Industry in the 21st century - opportunities and threats" was held in Laski near Kepno.
This annual event was organized by:
Department of Economic and Wood Industry Management of the August Cieszkowski Agricultural University of Poznan,
International Association for Technology Management (IATM),
Main Board of Association of Foresters and Wood Technologist (SITLiD),
Forest Research Station of the August Cieszkowski Agricultural University of Poznan in Siemianice,
Wood Technology Institute.
The aim of the conference was to present results of scientific cooperation between departments grouped in IATM and concerning problems of effective management of a wood company in the competitive EU market
The following issues were discussed:
- The influence of competition on the demand of companies in countries which accessed the EU,
- New information programmes and techniques supporting wood company managementN,
- Opportunities and threats connected with advances in production technique and technology,
- New marketing challenges.
During one of the four sessions Joanna Pikul, MSc from the Wood Technology Institute presented the paper entitled: "Enhancing the competitiveness of wood industry companies through creation of interactive databases supporting the management process"