Results presentation DIGIT-FUR

Day: Thursday, 07 February 2019
Time: 09:30h - 14:00h

Conference program

09:30 h Registration and welcome coffee

10:00 h Welcome and conference agenda, Ramon Gabarró, Catalan Wood Confederation and CENFIM President.

10:10 h The 4th industrial revolution and the Bolshoi ballet dancers, Josep Maria Ganyet, Professor at Pompeu Fabra University and Mortensen Consulting CEO.

10:50 h The perspective of the European Social Dialogue, Danny Scheerlinck, Policy officer – sectoral social dialogue, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission.

11:00 h The digital transformation in the European furniture sector - DIGIT-FUR project, Massimiliano Rumignani and Julio Rodrigo, CENFIM Innovation department.

11:10 h Coffee break

11:40 h Impacts of the digitalization on the manufacturing industry: the furniture sector case.

Tasks and jobs changes, Prof. Thomas S. Toftegaard, Professor at Aarhus University.

Occupational hazards and risks changes, Ellen Schmitz-Felten, work health and safety consultant.

New training needs, Jeroen Doom, WOODWIZE CEO.

12:40 h ROUND TABLE: digitization and VET provision

Chair: Joan Lluís Espinós, General Director of Initial VET and special scheme training of the Education Department of the Catalonia Government. 

Moderator: Joaquim Solana, CENFIM Director.


Initial speech: Changing nature and role of vocational education and training (VET) in Europe, Anastasia Pouliou, Department for VET systems and institutions (DSI) in CEDEFOP - European Center for the Development of the Vocational Training.

Rolf Gehring, Political Secretary Safety & Health / Wood, Furniture, Forestry of EFBWW - European Federation of Building and Woodworkers

Roberta Dessi, Secretary General EFIC - European Furniture Industries Confederation

Núria Pi, Technical Director of the ICQF Catalan Institute of Professional Qualifications.

Jaume Cárceles, Head of the Department of Building and Civil Engineering and Wood and Furniture of the VET Institute Pere Martell.

14:00 h Closure



Julio Rodrigo / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +34 608 932 483

Massimiliano Rumignani / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +34 651 648 695



Aimed at the following entities and organizations of the wood and furniture sector:

- Regional and national business associations

- Regional and national workers' associations (unions)

- European federations of companies and workers

- VET professors and directors

- Regional and national VET regulatory entities

- Regional and national agencies for safety and health at work

- Representatives from regional and national entities and initiatives to boost digitization

- Technology and innovation centres

- Companies from the furniture sector

Fee: no fee

Language: Spanish and English (simultaneous interpretation service)

Limited seats, assignment by registration order.

Attendees will receive a copy of the publication "Impacts of digital transformation in the furniture industry".


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With financial support from the European Union