Discover trends – share knowledge

The fireplace hub represents an additional added value for fireplace(r)s.

trendfairs establishes a valuable industry portal for knowledge transfer and networking. Speakers provide information about trends and innovations in the industry. Decision-makers from business and associations enter into dialogue with trade visitors.

The Fireplace Hub offers informative program items every day during the trade fair and is free of charge for Hub visitors.


Time Lecture Speaker
Monday, 17. April 2023
Fachthemen 11:30 – 12:00 Novel of the 1st BImSchV - a look into the future Markus Burger (Bundesverband des Schornsteinfegerhandwerks)
Fachthemen 12:00 – 12:30 Eco design - Requirements for the environmentally sound design of products Julia Langer (HKI Industrieverband Haus-, Heiz- und Küchentechnik), Markus Schlichter (Bundesverband des Schornsteinfegerhandwerks)
Feinstaub 12:30 – 13:00 With which innovations do manufacturers of single-room fireplaces make their contribution to reducing emissions? Dr. Hermann Hansen (Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V.), Paul Bergmann (Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V.)
Handwerk 13:00 – 13:30 Consideration of user needs when planning the fireplace systems Günter Meurer (Kachenofenbaumeister (Ofenfreund))
Handwerk 13:30 – 14:00 How important is quality for the stove? Dennis Droll (Rhein-Ruhr Feuerstätten Prüfstelle), Markus Burger (Bundesverband des Schornsteinfegerhandwerks), Nico Rechtien (Culimeta)
Fachthemen 14:00 – 14:30 Safety aspects when operating fireplaces in combination with ventilation systems Markus Burger (Bundesverband des Schornsteinfegerhandwerks)
Feinstaub 14:30 – 15:00 Research work on reducing emissions from single-room furnaces at the German Biomass Research Centre DBFZ in Leipzig Prof. Dr. Ingo Hartmann (Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum)
Versorgungssicherheit 15:00 – 15:30 Energy wood use in private households Dr. Dominik Jochem (Thühnen Institut)
Hybride Wärme 15:30 – 10:00 Perspective on domestic fireplaces and hybrid heating technology Prof. Dr. Oschatz (Institut für Technische Gebäudeausrüstung)
Fachthemen 16:00 – 17:00 Podium: Emergency chimney and emergency stove - An old idea discussed anew Burkard Kehm (Ing. Kehm, N.N), Markus Schlichter (Bundesverband des Schornsteinfegerhandwerks), Thomas Fischer (Jeremias)
Versorgungssicherheit 17:00 – 17:30 Does gas still have a future? - Development of the gas fireplace market and co. Peter Laß (Spartherm)
Handwerk 17:30 – 18:00 Short lecture on the topic of craftsmen / employee recruiting Guido Eichel (GVOB, Hagos)
Tuesday, 18. April 2023
Fachthemen 10:00 – 10:30 UBA research project with measurements on 70 individual room furnaces Markus Schlichter (Bundesverband des Schornsteinfegerhandwerks)
Versorgungssicherheit 10:30 – 11:00 Energetic use of wood and its criticism Dr. Herbert Borchert (Bayerische Landesanstalt für Wald und Forstwirtschaft)
Feinstaub 11:00 – 12:00 Europe Podium: Emission reduction measures and climate policy – How are our neighbouring countries doing it? Marc Labattu (Turbo Fonte SAS), Marco Palazzetti (Palazzetti), Oswald Wilhelm (Europäische Schornsteinfegermeister Föderation), Raymond Zantinge (DRU), Regina Seiwald (Oranier), Rein Gelten (CEFACD Comité Européen des Fabricant d‘Appareils de Chauffage er de Cuisine Domestiques)
Fachthemen 12:00 – 12:30 Ableitbedingungen für Schornsteine nach § 19 der 1. BImSchV – aktueller Stand Jörg Seelbach (Bundesverband des Schornsteinfegerhandwerks)
Handwerk 12:30 – 13:00 Focus on the stove owner: online tool for the "stove driving licence" on how to operate a stove correctly and why correct operation is so important. Max Kummrow (Ofenakademie)
Hybride Wärme 13:00 – 13:30 Quality management: How do I deal with complaints properly and use them to promote my company? Jan Steffen Adlunger (shk-aktiv2 Unternehmensberatung GbR)
Versorgungssicherheit 13:30 – 14:00 Hybrid heating technology - future and tradition in harmony for the climate turnaround Prof. Dr. Oschatz (Institut für Technische Gebäudeausrüstung)
Feinstaub 14:00 – 14:30 Open to new things - wood availability and its alternatives Malte Trumpa (Bundesverband Bioenergie)
Feinstaub 14:30 – 15:00 Climate impact of small-scale biomass combustion plants Robert Mack (Technologie- und Förderzentrum, Straubing)
Feinstaub 15:00 – 15:30 Where is the real problem: users or technology? Current findings from cutting-edge research on the topic of particulate matter Prof. Dr. Ingo Hartmann (Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum)
Feinstaub 15:30 – 16:00 Results from the research project "Combined technical and toxicological evaluation of emission reduction measures for log firing". Daniel Wohter (Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen)
Feinstaub 16:00 – 16:30 How climate-neutral is the use of wood for energy? Christoph Siol (Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum)
Feinstaub 16:30 – 17:30 Paneltalk mit der Politik "Dreckschleuder oder Erneuerbare Energien" Diskutant:Innen aus Branche und Politik , Guido Eichel (GVOB, Hagos), Marcel Langner (UBA), Patrick Huth (DUH), Uwe Striegler (EFA und HKI/HARK)
Wednesday, 19. April 2023
Feinstaub 09:30 – 10:00 Emission? Innovation! Elevator pitches on mitigation measures Innovative Unternehmen (u.a. Klaus Schmitt (Schräder), Frank Fasshauer (Skantherm), PHX Innovation (Exodraft), Frank Hoferecht (Blue Fire), Kai Wolbeck (Kleining), Bernd Weishaar (OekoSolve), Andrea Drusian (MCZ GROUP SPA))
Feinstaub 10:00 – 10:30 Technical options for reducing emissions - integrated systems according to the latest research findings Prof. Dr. Heinz Kohler (Hochschule Karlsruhe)
Feinstaub 10:30 – 11:00 Podium: Primary emission reduction - how modern combustion technology protects our climate Prof. Dr. Ingo Hartmann (Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum), Teilnehmer des Elevator-Pitches
Feinstaub 11:00 – 11:30 Podium: Emission reduction measures as an alternative to combustion bans Dirk Weisgerber (TÜV Süd), Dr. Volker Schmatloch (Spartherm), Julia Langer (HKI Industrieverband Haus-, Heiz- und Küchentechnik), Rico Eßbach (DBI Gastechnologisches Institut)
Fachthemen 11:30 – 12:00 Incineration bans, compulsory use Dr. Jörg Lenk (Verband für Energiehandel Südwest-Mitte)
Fachthemen 12:00 – 12:30 Information platform and solution-oriented project work Allianz Freie Wärme Jürgen Bähr (Freie Wärme)
Handwerk 12:30 – 13:00 The world of solid fuel trading - Future supply situation on the fuel market Dirk Arne Kuhrt (Uniti)
Fachthemen 13:00 – 13:30 Presentation of the initiative "Heat from wood - secure and sustainable supply"/#ofenzukunft Dr. Johannes R. Gerstner (EFA)
Fachthemen 13:30 – 14:00 What new regulations are coming for tiled stove manufacturers? Tobe Hinrichs (Leda)
Hybride Wärme 14:00 – 15:00 Podium: Hybrid heat in practice Andreas Schneider (Bosch/Buderus), DI Laszio Golicza (Ortner), Jochen Schmidt (Oranier), Kai Wolbeck (Kleining), Leopold Bicker (Hafnertec)