Field Trip

DANA (NZ) Ltd and GINGKO are delighted to be able to offer the most comprehensive package of a conference and two separate optional tours that we have ever previously been able to.


The “DANA China Week” commences with a one and a half day conference on the Asia Pacific Woodchip and Biomass Trade on March 16 & 17.  


DANA has co-organised eight similar such events, and has attended more than a total of 15 since the 1990s, and so is well aware of the trade, the players, and the best selection of topics and presenters that programme delegates appreciate.


Immediately after the conference the first of two, 2- day optional field trips on March 18 & 19. This will be by bus up and return from Shanghai west to the Yangtze basin region and will include visits to the huge new wood import and processing port of Xinminzhou, major wood and flooring processing plants close by, imported eucalyptus log processing, an imported woodchip import receiving and storage facility, and to Taichan Port to see log imports from several countries and also (especially) sawn timber packets shipped by dozens of Chinese sawmills in a trade which is rapidly burgeoning to epic proportions 

This tour will finish at Hongqiao Airport in Shanghai late afternoon of March 19.


The Second optional 2- tour (plus travel) on March 19-22 will commence soon after at Hongqiao Airport, with a flight to Harbin. After an overnight stay, delegates will take a train to the huge wood receiving and processing centre of Suifenhe on the Russia China border in Heilongjiang province. This massive cross border “inland port” received seven million cubic metres of logs and lumber in 2018. After an overnight stay in Suifenhe and a further series of visits to wood processing facilities, delegates will retrace their steps by train and plane back to Shanghai. 


All registration and other details are contained in tabs on this website. Chinese resident delegates can register and pay in RMB - details for this can be found on the registration page or please contact Gavin Hao ghao.gingko@vip.163.com

We very much look forward to with anticipation to seeing you at one, two – or indeed all three DANA China events in March 2020


***VISA requirements for travel and entry to Peoples Republic of China are the responsibility of the delegate. It is our recommendation that conference only delegates apply for a Tourist Visa.***