Conference Program

Time Topic Speaker
8.20am-8.30am Housekeeping and Introduction Dennis Neilson DANA and Ric Sinclair FWPA
8.30am-9.00am Results of FEA 2016 Study of Global and Regional Wood panels - EWP Supply and Demand and Predictions: And implications for Australia?  Paul Jannke, Director Forest Economic Advisors (FEA), Boston USA
9.00am-9.30am Forest valuation/appraisal trends for global, Oceania and Australian plantations including recent bid and transaction assumptions John Keating, CFK, New Zealand
9.30am-10.00am From an unloved mill bought for only 75 cents in 2003, to the largest vertically integrated sawmill in the Southern Hemisphere in 2016: A Red Stag Case Study

Marty Verry, CEO and Chairman, Red Stag Group, New Zealand

10.00am-10.30am   Morning Break 
10.30am-11.00am China Plantation Industry Investment from an international company perspective: Contrast with Australia Ian Blanden, CEO Stora Enso Forests , Guangxi China 
11.00am-11.30pm The China pulp industry: Its future and therefore the future of Australian woodchip exports to China, and other North Asian countries Gavin Hao, Forestry Specialist, RISI, Shanghai China
11.30pm-12.00pm China log and lumber import industry: Its future and therefore the future of Australian SW and HW plantation solid wood exports Andrew Crisp, Principal, Poyry Management Consulting, Beijing, China
12.00pm-12.30pm Russia: The biggest exporter of log and lumber roundwood equivalent into Asia Pacific. But will that last? - and:  Ilim Timber  lumber shipments to Australia: Present and future Sviatoslav Bychkov, Managing Director Communications, Ilim Timber, Russia
12.30pm-1.15pm   Lunch
1.15pm-1.30pm Forest policy settings: Forestry Industry Advisory Council and beyond Rob de Fegley, Chair, FIAC, Australia
1.30pm-2.00pm Forestry Mega Trends Study Andrew Metcalfe, Partner E&Y, Government and Public Sector Team, Canberra
2.00pm-2.30pm Projected demand changes for timber products: 2015  to 2050 Kevin Burns, Economist, ABARES
2.30pm-3.00pm Australian housing demand Projections: Implications for wood use Harley Dale, Chief Economist, Housing Industry of Australia
3.00pm-3.30pm   Afternoon Break
3.30pm-4.00pm Challenges in expanding the plantation base and improving the productivity of the existing estate David Brand, CEO New Forests
4.00pm-4.30pm What are the options for getting more trees on private land? Tony Price, CEO, Midway Melbourne
4.30pm-5.00pm How data drives decison making: Data dashboard Paul Jannke, Principal Forest Economic Advisors (FEA), Boston USA
5.00pm-6.00pm    Drinks and Networking Reception
5.30pm- 5.45pm

Book Launch  - Jungle Jive: Sustaining the Forest of Southeast Asia - with author 

 John Halkett, Director, Forestlands Consulting

Conference day concludes



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