Agenda

Draft Agenda - Topics and Times subject to change.

This program has been approved for Society of American Foresters 10.5 CFE Cat.1 Contact Hours.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016   

 

8:20 - 8:30 am

Introduction
Dennis Neilson, DANA Ltd.

8:30 - 9:00 am

North American Housing Start Trends: 2015-2020 - Probable impact on the ability
of Canada and North America to export logs and lumber to Asia in next 5-10 years.
Paul Jannke, Forest Economic Associates

9:00 - 9:30 am

China log and lumber import trade: An explosive growth from 2008-2015.
What is next?
Andrew Crisp, Poyry Management Consulting Shanghai

9:30 - 10:00 am

Japanese softwood lumber markets: A fraction of the heyday but are they stable now?
Paul Owen, Vanport International

10:00 - 10:30 am

Morning Break

10:30 - 11:00 am

Log end usage in Korea.
Jay Park, Eagon Industrial

11:00 - 11:30 am

Will India become the "new China" for softwood log and lumber import markets
in the next decade?
Jacob Mannothra, Zindia

11:30 - 12:00 pm

Russia: The biggest exporter of log and lumber roundwood equivalent into
Asia Pacific.
But will that last?
Sviatoslav Bychkov, Ilim Timber

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 - 1:30 pm

Canada softwood log exports: Are there future challenges or opportunities to
this important trade?
Carl Dobler, Taiga Building Products

1:30 - 2:00 pm

US Pacific Northwest Log Exports to Asia-Pacific: Strategic or Opportunistic
Markets in Future?
Tom Leeds, Pacific Lumber and Shipping

2:00 - 2:30 pm

Rapid Evolution in China’s Hardwood Imports.
Adam Watson, Terrasource Valuation

2:30 - 3:00 pm

Afternoon Break

3:00 - 3:30 pm

Canadian lumber exports to Asia Pacific: Major markets in the last 5 years but
what about the future?
Hans Thur, Conifex

3:30 - 4:00 pm

Shipping Panel:  Wood exporters discussing log and lumber shipping trends and issues.
TBA

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Reception in Museum

 

 


Wednesday, March 2, 2016


8:20 - 8:30 am

Introduction
Dennis Neilson, DANA Ltd

8:30 - 9:00 am

North American  - Pacific Rim sawmill cost structure trends and impacts on
Asia Pacific competitiveness.
Bryan Beck, The Beck Group

9:00 - 9:30 am

Softwood and Hardwood Log and Lumber Exports from Australia--Future
Developments.
Matt Crapp, New Forests Asset Management

9:30 - 10:00 am

New Zealand is the largest log export supplier into Asia Pacific. Is there still room
for growth? What about lumber?
Dennis Neilson, DANA Ltd.

10:00 - 10:30 am Morning Break

10:30 -11:00 am

Ukraine log and lumber exports to Asia Pacific.
TBA

11:00 - 11:30 am

Latin America lumber exports to Asia Pacific: A growing supplier to Asia and
also USA.

Ernesto Wagner, V-W Ltd.

11:30 - 12:00 pm

Softwood supplies from Eutope to Asia-Pacific: Recent Trends. Will European
Lumber Exports Flood China like it has Japan?

Jaakko Rantanen, Indufor

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 - 1:30 pm

Tropical hardwood log trade trends into Asia Pacific. Will reductions open a big
new market for softwoods?
Tetra Yanuariadi, International Tropical Timber Organisation

1:30 - 2:00 pm

International Teak Log Markets and Trends in Hardwood Log Trade to India and
Vietnam.
TBA

2:00 - 2:30 pm

The Asia Pacific woodchip and biomass trade:  History and future opportunities.
 Where does North America fit in?
Bob Flynn, RISI

2:30 - 3:00 pm

Challenges, future developments and impact of Africa's Softwood and Hardwood
Markets on Asia.
Simbeye Misheck, Simbrofa Investment Ltd.

3:00 pm

Close

 


 

If you are interested in speaking, please contact Dennis Neilson at Dana@dana.co.nz