Event Programme

Day 1: Monday 21 August 2017 - Optional  Field Trip

Time Field Trip  
7.30am Field Trip Registration Novotel Lakeside Hotel
8.00am Depart Novotel Hotel  
8.15am-9.45am Site visit Red Stag sawmill complex  Confirmed
9.45am Depart Red Stag and Drive to Putaruru  
10.45am-11.45am Site visit Kiwi Lumber and Pacific Pine pruned log sawmills  Confirmed
11.45am Depart Mills for Putararu Timber Museum  
12.00pm-12.45pm Visit Putaruru Timber Museum  Confirmed
12.45pm-1.15pm Lunch at Putaruru Timber Museum  Presentation by Ian Elliot, Farmer and Managing Director of Trinity Lands - one of NZ's largest farm owners.
1.15pm Depart Timber Museum for Lichfield


1.30pm-2.30pm Visit Fonterra Lichfield Dairy Factory Confirmed 
2.30pm Depart Dairy Factory for Waratah Engineering  
2.45pm-3.45pm Visit Waratah Factory -- John Deere's global manufacturers of harvesting machine felling heads. Confirmed
3.45pm Depart factory for Hancock  
3.45pm-4.15pm Hancock Timber Resource Group (HTRG): Largest softwood forest owners in both Australia and New Zealand   Confirmed
4.15pm Depart Hancock for return to Rotorua  
5.00pm Field Trip ends Novotel Lakeside Hotel
4.30pm-6.00pm Conference Delegates Registration Outside Rutherford Room, Novotel Lakeside Hotel
6.00pm-7.30pm Sequal Networking and Welcome Reception Rutherford Room, Novotel Lakeside Hotel
  2017 NZ General Election Outcome Possibilities Presentation

David Farrar, Editor, Kiwiblog and Director of Curia Market Research

Matthew Hooton, Political Commentator and Director of Exceltium

Day 2: Tuesday 22 August 2016 - Conference

  Conference Proposed Programme
7.30am-8.30am Conference Delegates Registration Outside Rutherford Room, Novotel Lakeside Hotel
8.45am-8.50am Introduction - Housekeeping Dennis Neilson - Director, DANA (NZ) Limited
8.50am-9.00am Conference opening and mihi Mayor of Rotorua, Steve Chadwick and Lakes Councillor Trevor Maxwell  
9.00am-9.30am The Emissions Trading Scheme – The Present & The Future. Outlook for Agriculture & Forestry  Nigel Brunel, Director, Financial Markets, OMF
9.30am-10.00am The New Zealand Government’s support for the Forest and Wood Processing Sectors The Hon. Louise Upston, Associate Minister for Primary Industries

Wood Will Be The Norm in NZ Mid-Rise Buildings by 2030 – Here’s The Pathway

Marty Verry, Chairman, Red Stag Timber Company 
10.30am-11.00am   Morning Break
11.00am-11.30am The Road to the $180 million Fenglin investment at Kawerau Malcolm Campbell, Mayor of Kawerau District Council
11.30am-12.00pm Xlam: The Rapidly Growing TransTasman, Tasman Cross Laminated Timber Manufacturer: Will the Oceania Market Respond? Gary Caulfield, CEO, Xlam 
12.00pm-12.30pm NZ Wood market trends and Opportunities for NZ Forest owners - with special Review of Chinese Wood Market Opportunities  Andres Katz, Global Chief Economist, RMS (Major US based TIMO)
12.30pm-1.30pm   Lunch
1.30pm-2.00pm Observations and Opportunities in NZ Forestry; 2000, today, and in 2030. Robert Green, CEO, Timberlands  
2.00pm-2.30pm Implications of the NES for Plantation Forestry Chris Fowler, Partner, Adderley Head
2.30pm-3.00pm New Zealand Trade Policy: Updates on trade talks directly affecting the forestry and agricultural sectors The Hon. Todd McClay, NZ Trade Minister 
3.00pm-3.10pm    Short Break
3.10pm-4.30pm  NZ Political Parties Forestry Spokesperson Panel to deliver policies, and an interactive Q&A

Labour spokesperson - Stuart Nash;  

Green Party - Eugenie Sage;  

TOP Party  - Geoff Simmons; 

NZ First Party - Fletcher Tabuteau


Refreshments and Networking

4.45pm-5.15pm Pre launch book presentation on "100 Shades of Black - The Rot on NZs Looming Home Owning Catastrophe"   Dennis Neilson - Director, DANA (NZ) Limited


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