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.

Previous Conferences

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The International Panel Products Symposium (IPPS) has been running since 1997. For the first ten years it was known as the European Panel Products Symposium (EPPS), but was renamed in 2007 to reflect the increasingly global nature of the industry and the expanding delegate base.

Over the years the conference has reported many exciting developments in the industry and been a showcase for high quality research from Europe, and increasingly worldwide. Papers from all conferences are available in the printed copies of the conference proceedings.

In 2010 the conference team explored a new seminar style format, with the introduction of the IPPS Master Class. The Master Class occurs on alternate years to the main IPPS conference, see below for more information.

Reviews of several IPPS conferences are avaiable here by clicking the relevant links: IPPS 2007, IPPS 2008, IPPS 2011 , IPPS 2013, IPPS 2015, IPPS 2017 and IPPS 2019.

Read what the press had to say about the International Panel Products Symposium and the European Panel Products Symposium in previous years by clicking the links below.

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A selection of photos have been compiled from across the 10 years of EPPS conferences, follow this link for a trip down memory lane.

IPPS Master Classes

Introduced in 2010, the IPPS Master Class uses a seminar-style format to allow deeper discussion of relevant topics. The Master Class is now well established, occuring on alternate years to the main IPPS conference. The next IPPS Master Class is scheduled for 2018.

IPPS Master Classes are well suited to generating a high quality of discussion and learning, with longer sessions, presented by experts in their field, allowing new technologies and concepts to be well explored. You can read reviews of the 2016 IPPS Master Class, the 2014 IPPS Master Class and the 2010 Master Class by clicking the links.