From Oct. 7-9, 2013, the 4th International Scientific Conference on Hardwood Processing will be held in Florence, Italy, bringing together the scientific and research communities working on hardwood.
ISCHP 2013 is currently accepting abstracts of 250 words or less from those wishing to present. Abstracts should be submitted electronically by Feb. 1, 2013, to www.ischp2013.org.
Topics covered by ISCHP 2013 include:
Exhibitor space will also be arranged at the conference. Companies and organizations interested in exhibit space or sponsoring should contact the conference secretariat via email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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