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Day 1: Monday 22 July 2019

  Topics Presenter
8.50am - 9.00am Introduction - Housekeeping Dennis Neilson - Director, DANA (NZ) Ltd, New Zealand
9.00am - 9.30am Key Note:  The State and Status of the Australian Forest Industry Sector: Priorities for a new Government  Senator the Hon. Jonathan Duniam - Federal Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries; Liberal Senator for Tasmania, Australia
9.30am - 10.00am Some major issues facing the Australian Forestry Sector Ross Hampton - CEO, Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), Australia
10.00am - 10.30am Institutional Forest and Agribusiness Investment in Australia - A Hancock Case Study Bill McCallum - Managing Director, Australasia for Hancock Timber Resources Group, Australia / New Zealand
10.30am - 11.00am Morning Break 
11.00am - 11.30am Reducing Risk - Insuring Forest Investments: Impact of Climate Change Phil Cottle - Director, Pardus Underwriting, London, UK
11.30am - 12.00pm Panel:  Supply -  Demand of Australian softwood  sawn timber & where can it be "topped up" from Peter Zed - Director, Omega Consulting,Australia; and John Halkett - MD, Australian Timber Importers Federation (ATIF), Australia
12.00pm - 1.00pm Lunch 
1.00pm - 1.30pm The History of the Tiwi Island Tribal Forestry Project Introduced by TPC CEO, Roger Smith - Kim Puruntatameri - Chairman, Tiwi Plantations Corporation, Australia
1.30pm - 2.00pm The Tiwi Project: Infrastructure Support Gibson Illortaminni - Chairman, Port Melville, Australia
2.00pm - 2.30pm NZ Maori Tribal Forestry & Agribusiness Investment Strategy: a New Zealand Case Study Lisa Tumahai - Kaiwhakahaere, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Aotearoa 
2.30pm - 3.00pm Pacific Rim Woodchip for Paper and Biomass and Wood Pellet Supply - Demand Trends Tony Price  - CEO, Midway Limited, Australia
3.00pm - 3.30pm Afternoon Break 
3.30pm - 4.00pm The Transition of the Chinese Industry from Log to Lumber Imports: Its Implications for Australia Andrew Crisp - Principal and China Expert, Pöyry Management Consulting, London, UK
4.00pm - 4.30pm A new Structure for Importing Wood to China Eric Cai - Marketing Manager, - China National Forest Group, New Zealand
4.30pm - 5.00pm New Projects  - New Products "Innovation" Panel Tom Boon - CEO, Taranaki Pine, New Zealand on Woodspan PLT Panels; Craig Kay -

National Product Engineer, Tilling Group, Australia on new Metsä Wood, Kerto-RIPA Wood System; Jeff Fairchild, Business Development Manager Britton Timbers on Brittons Accoya timber product range.

5.00pm - 5.30pm Human Induced Climate Change: Fact of Fiction?- A Scientist's View  Geoff Derrick, Consultant Geologist (ret)  
5.30pm - 7.30pm Timber and Forestry eNews Networking Reception Jim Bowden - Executive Editor, Timber & Foresty E News,  to make 15 Minute presentation - "Innovation in the media: True or False" 


Day 2: Tuesday 23 July 2019

  Topics Presenter
8.25am - 8.30am Housekeeping Dennis Neilson - Director, DANA (NZ) Ltd, New Zealand
8.30am - 9.00am Global sawmilling industry developments and sawn timber market trends – implications for Australian producers Doug Parsonson, Principle, Forest Industry Poyry Management Consulting  (in Association with Poyry London office)
9.00am - 9.30am The rise of European/Russian Sawn Timber Imports into Australia.  Will Russia replace Europe, and will/has Europe replaced NZ? Dennis Neilson, DANA - and Lead author of the 2019 RISI Report:  Russian Timber: A Growing Force in World Trade 
9.30am - 10.00am Marketing for a purpose: the opportunities and challenges of promoting the forestry sector Ric Sinclair, Managing Director, Forest & Wood Products Australia (FWPA)
10.00am - 10.30am Morning Break  
10.30am - 11.00am Innovations Offered by a Trans Tasman Industry Support Service Provider   Darryl Nicolson - Director, Timbersmart Ltd, New Zealand
11.00am - 11.30am Global and Australian Innovations in the use of wood in buildings  Paul Kremner, Adjunct Assoc. Prof. Deakin University and Research Fellow at University of Melbourne, Australia
11.30am - 12.00pm Innovations: Harvesting and transportation equipment and systems - or Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Australian Forest Contracting Industry   Adan Taylor, Chair of Australian Forest Contractors Association
12.00pm - 12.30pm Innovations: Hybrid forest genetics technology for Caribbean pine Dr Dominic Kain - Geneticist, Hancock Queensland Plantations, Australia
12.30pm - 1245pm Innovations in Certification: The new Trans-Tasman AS / NZS 4708 Sustainable Forest Management standard Simon Dorries CEO, Responsible Wood, Australia
12.45pm - 1.00pm The Future: What is the Australian Future Foresters Initiative doing to ensure the next crop of mid- and senior level Forestry Sector managers will be better than the last? Sam Van Holsbeeck, University of Sunshine Coast, Australia
1.00pm Conference Ends 
1.15 pm Optional Field Trip Commences 
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