14th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) together with the 4th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (MOP 4) were held on 1-12 December 2008 in Poznan.
On 25 November 2008 the Wood Technology Institute in Poznan hosted the meeting of the Polish Technology Platform for the Forestry and Wood Sector.
From 27 to 30 October 2008 the premises of Poznan International Fair were the place of POLEKO 2008 Fair in the scope of which another Science for the Environment Salon was organized.
On 24 September 2008 Mrs Joanna Pikul-Biniek, MSc, started her scientific internship at the European Forest Institute (EFI), Joensuu, Finland. In the scope of EFI Membership Scholarship Mrs Pikul-Biniek carried out a project entitled: "Clusters - A Stimulus to the Development of the European Forestry - Wood Sector"
The 5th Conference of Partnership Cities was held in Elbląg from 20 to 21 June 2008. The leading subject of the Conference was entrepreneurship in Elbląg's partnership cities - experiences of local self-governments in the field of cooperation with the SME sector.
On 18 June 2008 an informational and training meeting concerning the new method for testing furniture surface resistance to scratching acc. to CEN/TS 15186 was held in the ITD. The meeting was organized by Furniture, Wood Structure and Indoor Equipment Testing Department.
On 9-12 June 2008 during Innovation, Technologies, Machines 2008 Fair another Science for Economy Salon was held at the premises of Poznan International Fair.
On 28-31 May 2008 MEBLE Fair was held on the premises of Poznan International Fair.
On 10th April 2008 the Wood Technology Institute in Poznan hosted a meeting of the Polish Technology Platform for the Forestry and Wood Sector
On 2nd April 2008 during DREMA 2008 fair the 2nd Economic Forum of the Polish Wood and Furniture Industry POLWOOD 2008 was held on the premises of Poznan International Fair.
On 15th February 2008 representatives of the Wood Technology Institute, invited by Mebel-Elbląg Cluster and Elbląg City Office, chaired a seminar in the seat of Elbląg City Office.During the seminar the issues interesting for the producers associated in Elbląg Furniture Cluster were discussed.
On 5th February 2008 the 55ht Anniversary of the Wood Technology Institute was celebrated in the Auditorium of the Institute