Latin America Forest Investment Conference


Porto Alegre, Brazil - September 23 2024


Sunday 22 September
1600 - 1800Registration Desk Open

Monday 23 September
700Registration Desk Open
0800-0850Morning Coffee
0850-0900Conference Opens - Welcome & House KeepingDennis Neilson - Director, DANA (NZ) Ltd, New Zealand
0900-0930Keynote Address #1 - Outlook for Latin America Commodity Demand and Prices: 2024-2025Marcio Farid - Vice President, Equity Research Analyst,  Goldman Sachs, Brazil   
0930-1000Keynote Address #2 - The Importance of Forest Investment for a major Pulp CompanySuzano Speaker Confirmed
ThemeInternational Institutional Forest Investment
1000-1015Where do international Investors investTracy Buran Evens - Principal,  TimberLink LLC, USA
1015-1030What return profiles do they expect? Where does Latin America fit in?Peter D’Anieri - Senior Resource Consultant, Sewall Forestry & Natural Resource Consulting, USA
1030-1115Morning Break
ThemeRegional Forest Investment Trends and Players - What types of investments are being done, what types of investors, Challenges and Opportunities
1115-1145BrazilClaudio Ortolan - Director of Forest Strategy and Planning, Klabin, Brazil
1145-1215ChileRicardo Boaventura - Managing Director LatAm Investments, Forest Investment Associates, Brazil
1215-1245UruguayAlvaro Perez del Castillo - General Manager, Pike&Co., Uruguay
1415-1445Argentina and ParaguayJefferson Mendes - Director, BM2C-Business Management Consulting, Brazil
1445-1515Central America (Colombia, Panama, Guatemala, Costa Rica)Jose Luis Romero - Managing Director,  Equiforest S.A., Colombia
ThemeForest Management Options (continued)
1515-1525Forest CarbonAlvaro Perez del Castillo - General Manager, Pike&Co., Uruguay
1525-1535ConservationBTG/Conservation International Speaker Confirmed
1535-1545Pulpwood (partnerships with pulp mills)Rodrigo Sobreiro - Director, Copa Gestao de Investimentos Ltda.,Brazil
1545-1615Afternoon Break
ThemeForest Management Options (continued)
1615-1630Eucalypt plantations for higher-value utilization: Sawing and / or rotary peeling"Evan Shield, International Forest Industry Advisor, Argentina
1630-1640TeakSamuel Figueiredo – Vice President of Operations, Teak Resource Company, Brazil
1640-1650Sawlog regimesVilmar Campos - Sales Manager, Arauco , Brazil
1650-1700Pine and resin productionAlexandro Cunningham - Director, Brazilian Pine Chemicals Institute | Pine Chemicals Consulting, Brazil
1700-1730New Projects Panel
1730End of Conference
1730-1830Combined Forest Investment Wood Fibre Trade Networking Reception