Field Trip
Day 1 - Tuesday 26 May 2020
Intro8.50am-9.00amIntroduction - HousekeepingDennis Neilson - Director, DANA (NZ) Ltd
Intro9.00am-9.30amThe Russian Forest Industry Sector: A Government perspective "Strategy 2030"
Intro9.30am-10.00amGlobal pulp supply and demand trends, new projects and countries with major pulpmill expansion - and where Russia fits into global pulp production and tradePierre Bach - Research Manager, Hawkins Wright, United Kingdom
Intro10.00am-10.30amKeynote -- The future of Russian forest-based industries – key challenges and opportunitiesPetteri Pihlajamaki - Director, Poyry Management Consulting Oy, Finland
10.30am-11.00amMorning Break
Investing11.00am-11.15amExisting International InvestorsDennis Neilson - Director, DANA (NZ) Ltd
Investing11.15am-11.45amInternational Forest and Wood Processing Investment in Russia: Laws, Accounting, Tax etc
Investing11.45am-12.15pmInternational Investment: Case Studies
Resource1.30pm-2.00pmOverview - Northwest - Siberia and Far East forest resources overviewMarina Zotova - Senior Consultant, WhatWood, Russian Federation
Resource/ Harvesting2.00pm-2.15pmHarvesting history and currently forest harvest situation in Russian regionsDr. Eugene Lopatin - Senior Scientist, Bioeconomy Policies and Markets, Natural Resources Institute Finland
Log Exports2.15pm-2.45pmLog export history and Log Export Tax history and future
2.45pm-3.00pmThe challenges and solutions of major wood purchaser in Russian wood market
3.00pm-3.30pmAfternoon break
Log Exports3.30pm-4.00pmImpact of Russian Log Export trends in China; and of the new European Spruce salvage log harvest and supply to ChinaStanley Ma, China National Forest Group, China
Log & Lumber Exports4.00pm-4.30pmRussian Wood Exports: Logistics DevelopmentsAlexey Barbariush - General Director, Transles, Russian Federation
Short Panelist Session4.30pm-5.15pmProjects - Investments - Suppliers Panel
5.30pm-7.30pmNetworking Reception

Day 2 - Wednesday 27 May
Intro8.40am-8.45amHousekeepingDennis Neilson - Director, DANA (NZ) Ltd
Sawmilling8.45am-9.00amProduction/Export Overview - Major playersMarina Zotova - Senior Consultant, WhatWood, Russian Federation
Sawmilling9.00am-9.30amSawmill Company Case studies -- one in Northwest, one in Siberia, one in Far East
Sawmilling9.30am-10.00amImpact of Russian Lumber in EuropeAndreas Von Moller - CEO, Jacob Jurgensen Wood and Paper and Director European Organization of Sawmills (EOS)
10.00am-10.30amMorning Break
Sawmilling10.30am-10.50amImpact of Russian Lumber in ChinaGavin Hao - Director, Gingko Consulting, Shanghai China
Sawmilling10.50am-11.15amNew Russian Lumber Market Opportunities: South East Asia and beyondPavel Starkov - Sales Manager Russia, Mayr Melnhof Holz
Sawmilling11.15am-11.30amNew Russian Lumber Market Opportunities: AustraliaJohn Halkett, - MD, Aust. Timber Importers Federation (ATIF), Australia
Sawmilling11.30am-11.45amTimber markets in Middle East - North Africa (MENA) - impact of Russian supplies
Sawmilling11.45am-12.00pmTimber Markets Q&A
Sawmilling Equipment Panel12.00pm-12.30pmSawmilling Equipment Panel
Plywood/ LVL/CLT1.30pm-1.45pmProduction/Export Overview - Major playersMarina Zotova - Senior Consultant WhatWood, Russian Federation
Plywood/LVL/CLT1.45pm-2.15pmSolidwood Panel Company Case StudiesNatalya Malashenko - Director Stakeholder Relations, UPM Russia, Russian Federation
Reconstituted Wood Panels2.15pm-2.30pmProduction/Export Overview - Major playersMarina Zotova - Senior Consultant WhatWood, Russian Federation
Reconstituted Wood Panels2.30pm-3.00pmPB, MDF and OSB Company Case Studies/Supplier PanelRoman Chechulin - Deputy General Director(export), Modern Lumber Technology Russian Federation
3.00pm-3.30pmAfternoon Break
Pulp & Paper3.30pm-4.00pmThe Russian Pulp & Paper Sector: Status and outlookSpeaker Confirmed - Subject to Availability
Pulp & Paper4.00pm-4.30pmPulp Company Case Studies
Wood Pellets4.30pm-4.45pmRussian wood pellets market 2020: production, sales, trends, existing facilities, and announced projectsIgor Novoselov - Senior Consultant, WhatWood, Russian Federation
BioEnergy: The Future4.45pm-5.15pmKeynote: Wood Based Energy Solutions: For a Greener World in Europe and RussiaMr. Miika Leinikka - Director, Fuel Portfolio, Fortum, Finland
5.15pmConference Wrap-up