The International Panel Products Symposium is the leading technical conference on wood based panels. It is an ideal networking opportunity for science and industry reporting developments in particleboard, OSB, MDF, plywood and fibreboard.

IPPS 2019: Provisional Programme

IPPS 2019

This year, IPPS 2019 will return to the earliest venue of the EPPS conferences, in the Imperial Hotel, Llandudno. This return to our roots coincides with the 30th anniversary of the BioComposites Centre, and we look forward to celebrating this with you the delegates.

The International Panel Products Symposium 2019 features our successful blend of presentations on scientific and industrial research for the wood based panels industry. Experts from around the globe will present on topics from market analysis to technological developments.

The running order of sessions is listed below, and the full provisional programme can be downloaded from this link.

Tuesday 8th October 2019
8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome and Introduction
9:10 Future Supply and Industry Trends
9:45 VOCs Emissions and Resin Developments
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 VOCs Emissions and Resin Developments, part 2
11:00 Lunch Break
1:30 Innovation and Performance of Panels
2:30 Coffee and Poster Session
3:45 Horizon Scanning - Emerging Themes
6:30 Celebratory drinks reception at the Imperial Hotel
7:30 Conference dinner at the Imperial Hotel
Wednesday 9th October 2019
9:00 Standards - Delivering Quality and Service Life
10:40 Coffee Break
11:00 Recycling and Feedstocks
Closing remarks and lunch

Registration is now open through our online shop. Please follow the delegate or student links from our registration page

It is also possible to book additional dinner guests using the registration page.

Trande stands and posters

Please note we are still accepting trade exhibitors and poster presentations relating to all aspects of wood based panels from their manufacture through to use in decorative or construction applications, so do contact us for more information if you would like to have a tabletop exhibit or other display.

If you would like to submit a poster for the poster session, contact the conference editor on with a short abstract. More details and suggested topics can be found on the call for papers page.