Mapping the Course: Timberland, Forest Products Processing, and Fiber Issues for 2018

Agenda
Start Date: January 24, 2018
Location: Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA

January 25, 2018


8:302018 Stressors and Opportunities for North American Forest Industry

Paul Quinn
Analyst
RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

Paul Quinn has been a forest products analyst for over 13 years with the last nine years at Royal Bank of Canada. Based in Vancouver, he is responsible for both US and Canadian forest products coverage and has been cited for stock picking and estimates accuracy over the years.  

9:00Strategic Issues for US PNW Timberlands in 2018

Mike Mackelwich
Director of Timberland Operations
Pope Resources/Olympic Resource Management

Mike Mackelwich is Vice President of Timberland Operations for Olympic Resource Management and has been with the firm since 1998. As Vice President of Timberland Operations, he oversees all of ORM’s timberland management and mineral resources for Pope Resources’ properties and the Timber Fund properties, comprising over 200,000 acres.  

9:30Outlook for Sawlog and Pulpwood Prices in Western US and Western CanadaHakan Ekstrom, Wood Resources International  

10:00Break  

10:30BC Interior Log Supply Issues

Brad Bennett
Interfor

Brad Bennett is a registered professional forester with over 30 years of experience in the British Columbia forest industry and has held a number of senior positions in wood products manufacturing, woodlands operations, and the bioenergy sector. He is currently Woodlands Manager for Interfor Corporation.  

11:00BC Coastal Log supply IssuesBrian Brown, Manager, Fibre & Log Supply, MacKenzie Sawmill Ltd  

11:45Lunch  

1:00US PNW Sawmill Sector: Eastside and Westside Issues

Tim Atkinson
Vice President – Sales
Stimson Lumber Co.

Tim Atkinson – Vice President of Sales at Stimson Lumber Company, Inc. in Portland, Oregon. Tim also serves on The Green Building Initiative board of directors as well as The Pacific Northwest Association of Rail Shippers board.  

1:30The US Northwest Pulp and Paper Sector: Issues ahead in 2018Tim Gammell, Wood Resources International  

2:00Will There be Enough Log Supply to Increase Lumber Production?

Rocky Goodnow
Forest Economic Advisors

Rocky Goodnow – Vice President of the North American Timber Service at Forest Economic Advisors LLC. In this role, Rocky is responsible for FEA’s outlook on the North American timber markets.  

2:30Break  

3:00Why Build an Export Pellet Plant in the US Pacific Northwest? Why Not?

Seth Walker
FutureMetrics

Seth Walker is Senior Economist and Director of Business Development for FutureMetrics. Seth recently authored FutureMetrics’ Japanese Biomass Outlook. Seth has extensive knowledge and experience in the bioenergy and forest products sectors. Prior to joining FutureMetrics, Seth spent seven years leading the bioenergy services team at RISI as their Senior Bioenergy Economist. He holds a B.S. in Resource Economics and Commerce and an M.S. in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Rhode Island.  

3:30Softwood Lumber Demand in North and South Asia and its Impact on the North American Lumber Market Through 2030

Robert Hagler
ForestEdge LLC
 
 

4:00Reception

About the Conference
The workshop will be held at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA. The Heathman is located at 7801 NE Greenwood Dr. Take SR500 East off I-5 in Vancouver. Exit at NE Thurston Way and go north to NE Parkway DR. Turn left on Parkway and the Lodge is on the left. The Heathman can be viewed at: www.heathmanlodge.com.

Upcoming Conferences and Workshops
2019 Western Region COFE Seminar – Improving Forest Harvesting Operations
Start Date: January 17, 2019
Conference Location: Valley River Inn, Eugene, OR
Mapping the Course: Timberland, Forest Products Processing, and Fiber Issues for 2019
Start Date: January 24, 2019
Conference Location: Heathman Lodge - Vancouver, WA
Optional Workshop – Growth Rings: Professional Development and Communication Skills
Start Date: January 23, 2019
Conference Location: Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA