Conference Programme

Day 1: Monday October 1 2018

8.45am-8.50am Introduction - Housekeeping Dennis Neilson, Director, DANA (NZ) Ltd
8.50am-9.00am Welcome Taupo Mayor Mayor David Trewavas  
9.00am-9.30am Key Note Address: Challenges and Opportunities in Transforming Forestry in New Zealand Julie Collins, Head of Te Uru Rākau and Acting Deputy Director-General Forestry New Zealand (presenting on behalf of the Minister of Forests)
9.30am-10.00am Key Note Address: The Importance of Research & Development to ensure the NZ Industry Can be World Class: A Scion Case Study Julian Elder, CEO, Scion  
10.00am-10.30am A Major NZ Forestry Business: The NZ Timberlands Case Study Robert Green, CEO, Timberlands
10.30am-11.00am Morning Break  
11.00am-11.30am A new OIO regime for forestry:  A discussion of the OIO regime as it applies to forestry going forward, including implications for forestry rights, standing consents, and domestic processing.   David Raudkivi, Partner and Catherine Marks, Special Counsel – Russell McVeagh
11.30am-12.00pm Pruned Log Supply Trends: Central North Island

Jeff Tombleson, Director, Jeff Tombleson & Associates 

12.00pm-12.30pm Opportunities for Clearwood Wayne Miller, Tenon Clearwood
12.30pm-1.30pm Lunch  
1.30pm-2.00pm A Major NZ Forest Products Export Port Business Hayden Green, Commercial Manager Eastland Port (Gisborne)
2.00pm-2.30pm A Major NZ Wood Products Shipping Business: Swire Shipping Tony Spelman, Business Development Manager, Swire Shipping

Key Note Address: The Future of Russian Log and Sawn Timber Exports to China and to North Asia: The Death Knell for the New Zealand Forestry Sector -- Or Its Saviour?

Dr Cheng Shouheng, Deputy Secretary General of the Sino Russian Federation of Wood Industry, China & Dennis Neilson, Director DANA (NZ) Ltd

3.00pm-3.30pm Afternoon Break  
3.30pm-4.00pm A Major NZ Vertically Integrated Business: The Pan Pac Case Study Michael Raeburn, GM Wood Processing, Pan Pac
4.00pm-4.30pm A major Australasian vertically integrated business – OneFortyOne Rob Van Rossen, Director Acquisitions – Australasia, Campbell Global LLC
4.30pm - 5.00pm A Major Global Geothermal Power Company: The Contact Energy Case Study Craig Stephenson, Project Manager, Contact Energy 
5.00pm - 5.30pm Free Time  
5.30pm  - 7.00pm Reception  

Day 2: Tuesday 2 October 2018

8.50am-9.00am Introduction - Housekeeping Dennis Neilson, Director, DANA (NZ) Ltd
9.00am-9.30am Keynote Panel:  Solidwood processing mill scale and global efficiency in New Zealand David Turner, Executive Director, Sequal Lumber; Mark Smith, Partner, Forest Investment Advisors (FEA); and Warwick Neumann, Director, Dragonwood - with a New Sawmilling Project Case 
9.30am-10.00am In 2030, wood will be the norm in NZ’s mid-rise buildings. Here’s how…. Marty Verry, Chairman, Red Stag Timber
10.00am-10.30am A New Major NZ Construction Industry? Pamela Bell, CEO, Prefab NZ
10.30am-11.00am Morning Break  

Key Note Panel: Major NZ  - Global Food Industry Case Study Summaries: Kiwifruit, Wine and Avocado Industries

Kiwifruit: Oliver Broad, Communications Manager, Zespri; Wine: Philip Gregan, CEO, NZ Wine Growers and Avocados: Dr. Jonathan Cutting,  Technical Manager, Trevelyans
11.45am-12.15pm The Future of Forestry In NZ

Sheridan Ashford - Summit Forestry (Future Foresters – mentoring and social networks),

Paul Rupapera - Operations Manager, Rosvall Sawmill

12.15pm Conference Ends - Closing Remarks  


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