Field Trip
Tuesday September 1
8.45am-8.50amIntroduction - HousekeepingDennis Neilson - Director, DANA (NZ) Ltd, New Zealand
9.00am-9.30amNew Zealand Government Forest Policy: A 2020 Report card
9.30am-10.00amNgati Porou Forest Strategic GoalsWhaimutu Dewes -Chairman, Ngati Porou Forests, New Zealand
10.00am-10.30amA new approach to wood processing in NZ: sustainable finished consumer productsDavid Henry - Managing Director, NZ Future Forest Products, New Zealand
10.20am-11.00amMorning Break
11.00am-11.30amGisborne Port Status and Expansion Plans
11.30am-12.00pmTrust Tairawhiti - Learnings from regional NZ about attracting wood processing investmentTrust Tairawhiti Speaker Confirmed
12.00pm-12.30pmAustralia: The nirvana for NZ sawn timber exports, or does NZ have serious competition?John Halkett - Managing Director, Forestlands Consulting, Australia
1.30pm-2.00pmThe Right Balance between Foresty and Agriculture in New Zealand Land Use
2.00pm-2.30pmLegal implications for the Forest Industry of some recent new legislation - policies - events: OIO, Climate Change and Resource ConsentsDavid Raudkivi - Partner, Corporate Advisory, Russell Mc Veagh, New Nealand
2.30pm-3.00pmA Major Vertically Integrated Foresty Business: An International/Transtasman Case StudyMark Rogers - Managing Director, Aust. & NZ., New Forests Asset Management Pty Limited
3.00pm-3.30pmAfternoon Break
3.30pm-4.00pmSome DANA 2020 China Forest Industry Sector Outlook Review ConclusionsGavin Hao - Director Gingko Consulting (and co-author of the DANA Review), China
4.00pm-4.30pmGlobal Sawmilling/Wood processing Cost Benchmarking: Where does NZ fit in cost and supply competivenessSpeaker Identified - TBC
4.30pm-5.00pmPanel of NZ Political Parties Spokespeople
5.00pm-5.30pmFree Time
5.30pm-7.30pmNetworking Reception

Wednesday September 2
8.50am-9.00amIntroduction - HousekeepingDennis Neilson - Director DANA (NZ) Ltd, New Zealand
9.00am-9.20amMajor Issues facing the NZ Forest Owners AssociationPhil Taylor - NZ Forest Owners Association
9.20am-9.40amMajor Issues facing the NZ Farm Foresters AssociationHamish Levack - National President, NZ Farm Foresters Association
9.40am-10.00amMajor Issues facing the NZ Forest Industry Contractors Association
10.00am-10.20amMajor Issues facing the NZ Wood Processing and Manufacturing AssociationDr. Jon Tanner - CEO, NZ Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association
10.30am-11.00amMorning Break
11.00am-11.30amFederated Farmers: Policy on land use between forestry and pastoral farming
11.30am-12.15pmHorticulture Expansion in Poverty Bay: Opportunities and ChallengesMedicinal Cannabis - Manu Caddie, Rua Bioscience; Vegetables - Richard Burke, Leaderbrand; a plus others TBA
12.15pm-12.30pmForestry Management Labour: Are women the future?Speaker identified - TBC
12.30pm-12.45pmThe Future of NZ Forest Industry: The next Generation of ManagersAdrian Loo - Forest Manager, Forest Management Group
12.45pmConference Ends
1.15 pmField Trip Commences