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50th Anniversary of the
International Symposium on Forestry Mechanization,

Brasov, Romania, 25th-29th September 2017

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Innovating the competitive edge:

From research to impact in the forest value chain

The 50th FORMEC anniversary will bring together worldwide leading researchers, practitioners and high-level officials to share and debate state-of-the-art knowledge and critical issues related to innovation driven sustainable wood mobilization and forest value chain competitiveness. The conference will address key topics in the fields of bioenergy, innovative technology and forestry mechanization, timber logging, forest road engineering, wood transport, ergonomics, work safety and other wood supply chain challenges.

The meeting consists of two days technical conference on new developments in forest engineering, followed by one day field trip to FOREST ROMANIA machinery exhibition to watch traditional and innovative harvesting technology at work.

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Early bird registration is available until 31st of May 2017.

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Regular Fee


This fee can be paid from 1st June 2017 onward.

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Student Fee


Limited places for students below 26 years with poster or oral presentations until 31st May 2017.

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Important Dates

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15/01/2017 - Abstract Submission Start
05/02/2017 - Abstract Submission Deadline
25/02/2017 - Abstract Author Notification
30/06/2017 - Submission Deadline for Papers to be published in Special Issues (details TBA)
31/07/2017 - Submission Deadline for all other Papers (e.g. Proceedings)
31/07/2017 - Registration Deadline for Authors of oral and poster presentations

15/01/2017 - 31/05/2017 - Early Bird Registration

01/06/2017 - 31/08/2017 - Regular Registration



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