Field Trip
Monday 23 October 2023
1000Registration Desk Open
1300-1310Conference Opens - Welcome & House KeepingDennis Neilson - Director, DANA (NZ) Ltd, New Zealand
1310-1330Major events that have transformed the international woodchip trade in the last 30 yearsRobert (Bob) Flynn - International Forest Industry Advisor, USA
ThemeDemand Side: The Pulp & Biomass Industries
1330-1400Global Market Pulp TrendsJoao Cordeiro - Head of Global Business Sector Pulp & Paper, AFRY, Finland
1400-1430China Pulp & Paper SectorHaidong Weng - Head of Market Strategy, C&D Pulp and Paper Group, China
1430-1500The Latin American Wood Fibre Plantation and Pulp Capacity Boom: What can be expected?Jason Deng - Head of Strategy & Business Development, Suzano Asia, China
1500-1545Afternoon Break
1545-1615European pulp and paper sector: Southern & Central Europe and Nordic/ScandinaviaTom Wright - Managing Director, Hawkins Wright, UK
1615-1645Pulp Panel
1645-1715Biomass for energy – power and carbon captureArabella Freeman - Senior Vice President, Biomass Strategy, Drax, UK
1715-1745Asia Pacific Biomass Demand Trends: Woodchips, Wood Pellets and PKSMads Thomsen - Director, Global Portfolio Management, CM Biomass, Denmark
1745Day 1 Ends
1745-1915Networking Event

Tuesday 24 October 2023
815Registration Desk Open
830Morning Coffee
0855-0900Introduction - HousekeepingDennis Neilson - Director, DANA (NZ) Ltd, New Zealand
ThemeDemand Side: Pulp Woodchip Demand Trends
0900-0930Japan Woodchip Import TrendsTetsuro Fukunaga – Manager, Woodchip Department, Itochu Pulp & Paper Corp., Japan
0930-1000Mainland China, Taiwan, Korea and Indonesia Woodchip Import TrendsGavin Hao - Director, Gingko Consulting, China
1000-1030European Woodchips' Market - Imports & TrendsJaime Reis - General Manager, BSL, Portugal
1030-1045Turkey Woodchip Import TrendLevent Sen - Supply Chain Development Group Manager, Kastamonu Entegre, Turkey
1045-1130Morning Break
ThemeSupply Side: Woodchip and Pulplog Export Trends
1130-1200Uruguay, Argentina and ParaguayAlvaro Perez del Castillo - General Manager, Pike&Co., Uruguay
1200-1230Oceania (Australia, New Zealand and Fiji)David Evans - Director Marketing, New Forests Timber Products PTY Ltd., Australia
1230-1245A Case Study: Demuth project for a eucalyptus dissolving pulp mill log chipping yard – high performance debarking  solution. Marcelo Barros - Commercial Manager, Demuth Woodhandling, Brazil
1400-1430North America and ColombiaRobert (Bob) Flynn - International Forest Industry Advisor, USA
1430-1500ChileTomas Vial - Commercial Manager, Forestal Rio Calle Calle S.A., Chile
1500-1530Brazil Plantations, Logs and Woodchip ExportsClaudio Ortolan - Director of Forest Strategy and Planning, Klabin, Brazil
1530-1615Afternoon Break
1615-1630South Africa Woodfibre resource, TWK woodchip exports and Africa plantation developmentsJohn Swaine - General Manager,  Timber Exports & New Business,  TWK Agri PTY Ltd., South Africa
1630-1645NCT Richards Bay and Durban woodchip facilities and chip exportsDanny Knoesen - General Manager, NCT Forestry Agricultural Co-Operative, South Africa
1645-1700The Future for Woodfibre Demand for BiofuelsJuan Prados - Managing Director, Generandi, Spain 
1700-1730New Projects - New Products PanelModerator: Robert (Bob) Flynn - International Forest Industry Advisor, USA
Woodtech, Chile – Speaker:  Carlos Bussinger 
Greenply Middle East Ltd, UAE – Speaker: Ashwini Mudgal 
Duferco, Italy – Speaker: Luca Corello
Scanfiber , Norway – Speaker Joachim Hrasky 
Connexion Export, Brazil – Speaker: Fernanda Hackbart
1730Day 2 Ends

Wednesday 25 October
815Registration Desk Open
830Morning Coffee
0855-0900HousekeepingDennis Neilson - Director, DANA (NZ) Ltd, New Zealand
ThemeSupply Side: Woodchip and Pulplog Export Trends (continued)
0900-0930Eucalyptus Wood Business – ThailandAnawat Tetanang - Woodchip Sales and Marketing Manager, The Siam Forestry Co., Ltd., SCGP, Thailand
0930-1000Indonesia - Malaysia - other SE Asia and the impact of carbon projectsTony Wood - Director, PT Ata Marie, Indonesia
1000-1030VietnamJohnny Ito - General Manager, Woodchip Dept., Itochu Pulp & Paper Corp., Japan
1030-1100Morning Break
1100-1130The Woodchip and Biomass Shipping Industry: Status and OutlookMitsuo Kazuhara - General Manager, MOL Drybulk Ltd. - Wood Chip Carrier Team, Japan
1130-1200The Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and Implications for Plantation Growers GloballyRudolf van Rensburg - Director, Margules Groome Consulting Pty Ltd., Australia 
1200-1230Woodchip Pricing TrendsDoug Massey - Deputy General Manager Marketing, Midway Limited, Australia
1230-1300Predictions for the Supply & Demand Balance for Asia Pacific Woodchips: 2023- 2027Dennis Neilson - Director, DANA (NZ) Ltd, New Zealand
1400Conference ends