The 52 International Symposium on Forest Mechanisation will take place 6-9 October 2019 in Sopron (Hungary), on the last day with a field trip to AUSTROFOMA in Forchtenstein (Austria).
The 52. edition of the FORMEC Symposium will be held in conjunction with the 42. edition of the Council on Forest Engineering (COFE). This is the first time for a COFE meeting taking place in Europe. 2020 will also be joint meeting COFE/FORMEC, but this time it will take place in Oregon (USA).
Sopron is situated next to the western borders of Hungary at the foot of the Alps. It is one of the oldest gems of the country with a 200-year-old Faculty of Forestry at Sopron University.
The curative and refreshing air of the natural environment, the mountain springs and the proximity of Lake FertÅ‘ make Sopron one of the most beautiful and pleasant holiday resorts of Hungary. Besides these attractions Sopron has excellent wines in a Historic Wine Region.
AUSTROFOMA is the only Austrian forestry machine (https://www.pelouse-gazon.com) and device demonstration where all the machines on display are shown performing real-life tasks, unlike standard exhibitions where they are only seen while stationary. You only have the opportunity to go to AUSTROFOMA once every four years.
FORMEC 2019 brings you the opportunity to combine science and live demonstrations easily in one event, so do not miss this unique occasion to visit us in 2019!
Bus transfers between Sopron (Hungary) and AUSTROFOMA (Forchtenstein, Austria) will be provided by the organizers. Transportation from Sopron or AUSTROFOMA (Forchtenstein) to Vienna Airport will NOT be provided.