Within the framework of Aciar Project “Enhancement of veneer products from Acacia and Eucalypt plantations in Vietnam and Australia”, Middle Management Course (MMC) is going to be organized with the objective to transfer management skills and experience to middle managers of wood processing companies in Hanoi. The key trainer is Mr. Heiko Woerner, an international wood processing expert of Vietnamese-German Forestry Program.
The course is divided into 3 modules with schedule as below:
- Module 1: 21-22/02/2014
- Module 2: 21-22/03/2014
- Module 3: 18-19/04/2014
Place: PPP Project Training Center, 68 Xuân Diệu, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội
(Please see more details in the attached training program)
After the training, the participants are expected to improve their skills through:
- more knowledge about structure, organization, function and process of a production company
- improvement of the ability to manage and motivate workers
- being aware and understanding better about the costs and measures to reducing the costs
- having improved interpersonal relationships with supervisors
- higher satisfaction and safety at work
01 middle manager (Production Manager/ Planning Manager/ Supervisor…) from each company are assigned to join the training.
The participants shall satisfy the following conditions:
- Have at least 01 year of experience in management
- Have ability to give training to others
- After each module, the participants shall develop and implement improvement projects at their working area
2. Training programme
3. Registration form
In the framework of promotion program for improving Veneer products from plantations in Vietnam and Australia, the seminar “Veneer- new trend for home decor” was held during VIFA Home fair in HCMC on the 16th, November, 2013.
It attracts more than 70 representatives from producers, professional designers as well as machine and material suppliers. In the seminar, new trend for home decor using veneer and instruction on advanced wood processing technology were introduced.
With the aim of encouraging innovations in using veneer on furniture design and production, applying advanced technology solutions to enhance the competitive value and quality for Vietnam’s products, “Veneer Award” was announced at the seminar also.
After the opening remark of Mr Huynh Van Hanh - deputy chairman of the Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of HCM City (Hawa), some advances of veneered products have been presented.
The contest will be organized and the awarded products will be exhibited in VIFA Home Fair once per year. All local designers, companies, educational institutions and organizations who can present a practical solutions created by themselves could attend and all products using veneer as a main material either for accessories of furniture can be submitted. The interesting prize and timeframe also were announced at the seminar and they drew much attention from audience. This event started from November, 2013 and the Award event and exhibition of awarded products will be held in VIFA Home, November, 2014.
In the last presentation, Nguyen Chanh Phuong- General secretary of Hawa introduced the procedure to take part in the Award for furniture companies, decoration producers, professional designers or material providers.
For producers or designers, they would create a total new design or improve the existing ones or take the role as supporter of designers or producers to design/ redesign a product. The target products are furniture (tables, chairs, shelves and cabinet) or home accessories (souvenirs, lamps, toys, home decoration, glass frame, and so on).
Other information related to the Award such as the maximum number of submitted products, member of jury and organizational committee, regulations for the proposals as well as deadline for each activity are introduced clearly. The announcement of the first award in each category, as a one week visit to Australia visiting design entities, was well received by the audience.
The leaflet on the award can be downloaded here.
HCM CITY - A seminar called “Veneer- new trend for home decor” was held on Saturday on the sidelines of the Viet Nam Furniture and Home Furnishing Fair. Through this seminar, businesses are more aware of the current wood industry situation. Viet Nam's wood processing industry has enjoyed strong growth over the past 10 years, with export value increasing at an average of 15.5 per cent a year.
The world furniture demand could reach $300-400 billion a year in the next 10 years, Heiko Woerner, Technical Advisor to the Vietnamese-German Forestry Programme, said.
Woerner said as much as 80 per cent of wood material used in furniture production in Viet Nam was imported. The country spent $1.5 billion on importing wood material last year.
The veneering technology makes it possible to get 800sq.m of veneer from one cubic metric of wood. By this way, firms can produce more products out of the same lumber used to create one solid wood product.
If conserving natural resources is a priority, then furniture made of wood veneer would be a great choice, Huynh Van Hanh, deputy chairman of the Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of HCM City (Hawa) said.
"Composing veneer sheets of different geometries, wood species, etc with one surface can result in a very special wood pattern or picture," said Dieter Fink of German firm Applikatio.
The Viet Nam-Germany Forestry Programme, in collaboration with the ACIAR project and Hawa, has instituted the nation's first Veneer Award, it was announced at the seminar.
They said the award aims to promote veneer use and innovation in Viet Nam's wood processing industry.
It also seeks to support the local wood processing industry in shifting from using solid wood to veneer in their production, helping Viet Nam's furniture and interior design industry become more competitive.
The competition is open to all local designers who can present a practical solution that has not been submitted before.
The products submitted should use veneer as a main material – either for accessories (gifts, lamps, toys, and decors) or furniture (desks, chairs, shelves and wardrobes). — VNS
(Read more at Vietnamnews http://vietnamnews.vn/economy/247781/wood-industry-urged-to-adopt-veneer.html)
HAWA (Handicraft and Wood Industry Association), in collaboration with The Viet Nam-Germany Forestry Programme and ACIAR project, is launching:
“The 1st Veneer Award”
The aim of Veneer Award is to connect local veneer-based furniture companies and designers in order to support Vietnam’s wood processing industry to change from solid-based into panel-based furniture production.
To fund the program, HAWA is pleased to invite your company to support the Award’s activities by either in- cash or in-kind sponsorship (material: veneer, particle panels, MDF, plywood, glue,…) or supporting consulting experts or workers producing samples.
This is the first time Veneer Award is held; therefore, the organizational committee will have many promotion activities to introduce the Award to the community of furniture companies and customers in wood sector.
(according to Hawa.com.vn)
In order to promote innovations in the area of veneer use in Vietnam’s wood processing industry, the use of efficient high-tech solutions in the veneer industry as well as the competitiveness of the Vietnamese furniture and interior design industry, HAWA co-organizing with Vietnamese-German Forestry Program and ACIAR Project is going to hold the Veneer Award from Nov 2013 to Nov 2014.
The candidates of this Veneer Award are any local designers who can present a practical (three-dimensional) solution which has not been submitted before. The products submitted should use veneer as a main material – either for accessories (gifts, lamps, toys, decors…) or furniture (desks, chairs, shelves, wardrobes…)
Three best products of each group (accessories and furniture) are selected for the in-kind prizes. Accordingly, the awarded products as well as the contest winners will be presented to the public at VIFA Home Fair and be praised on repute suitable print and online media such as Kiến trúc nhà đẹp Magazine (Nice House Design Architecture Magazine), and Nội thất (Home Décor, Design Magazine). In addition, the contest winners will also have chance to share their achievements at the awarding event and technical seminars organized by HAWA and Vietnam-Germany Forestry Program.
The exhibition of samples of veneer and veneer-based products will be held in VIFA Home Fair from the 14th to 17th in July, 2013.
For more information, please contact Mr Thieng 0123 6886 444.