At the general meeting on 13 May 2016, in addition to the supplementary board elections, detailed reports were presented on economic developments in the woodworking machinery sector and in the entire mechanical and plant engineering sector. Exciting expert lectures rounded off the programme. All presentations are available for download here.
For many manufacturers of woodworking machinery and tools, China is not only an important sales market. China has become the world's largest engineering nation, and in many of the world's markets we often encounter Chinese competition. But China has also been an important element in the overall strategy of some German manufacturers for years as a production location.
The documents and slide presentations of the Management Round Table of 27 June 2017 can be downloaded here.
In the context of the general meeting, which takes place every two years, the economic development in the woodworking machinery industry and the work programme of the professional association were reported on. Lectures by experts on the main topics of "digitisation" and "platform economy" rounded off the programme. The presentations are available for download here. In addition, regular supplementary elections to the Management Board were held.
The 19th China Management Meeting was hosted by Suofeiya Home Collection (Zhejiang) Co. Ltd. - one of the largest furniture manufacturers in China. The meeting focused on the digitization of the furniture industry and the development of the Chinese woodworking machinery industry.
The 20th China Management Meeting Woodworking Machinery will take place on 19 June 2019 at the invitation of Homag Machinery in Shaghai. The meeting will focus on discussing the current economic situation.
The board meeting of the Woodworking Machinery Association will take place on 2 July 2019 at the Kempinski Hotel in Gravenbruch.
The general meeting of the woodworking machinery association, which was planned for mid-May in Weimar, has to be postponed due to the current situation. The new date of the general meeting is November 5th and 6th, 2020, which you are kindly requested to note in your diary already today.
The 22nd China Management Meeting Woodworking Machinery will take place on June 30, 2020 at the invitation of Wemhoener (Changzhou) Machinery Manufacturing Co, Ltd. The meeting will focus on the discussion of the current economic situation.
Corporate governance & Management
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