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

Agenda
Start Date: January 24, 2018
End Date: January 25, 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  

10:30US 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.  

11:00US PNW Pulp Mill Sector: Entering the Golden Age of Plentiful Fiber?Jeff Marthaller, KapStone Paper and Packaging  

11:45Lunch  

1:00BC 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.  

1:30BC Coastal Log supply IssuesBrian Brown, Manager, Fibre & Log Supply, MacKenzie Sawmill Ltd  

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?

William Strauss
FutureMetrics

William Strauss is the President and founder of FutureMetrics, LLC, a globally recognized consulting firm in the wood pellet sector. He has more than forty years of strategic and policy planning, project management, data analysis, operations, and modeling experience in the renewable energy sector.  

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

Sawmilling 101: Introduction to Softwood Sawmill Operations and Financial Performance

January 24, 2018
Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA

Sponsored by: The Beck Group and Western Forestry and Conservation Association

An inside look at the operational aspects of modern softwood sawmills producing structural lumber. As an introductory session, the agenda will follow logs thru the sawmill until the product is ready for shipping. The agenda will also cover descriptions of the key metrics used to measure financial and operational performance.

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About this Event
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.

Registration Information
Registration Pricing:

The registration fee for 1/25/18 is $525 if received by January 8, 2018 or $675 if received after January 8, 2018. The registration fee includes a book of speaker materials, lunch and reception.

The registration fee for the optional 1/24/18 workshop is $425 on or before 1/8/18 or $525 after 1/8/18 and includes reference materials and lunch.

Checks should be made payable to Western Forestry and Conservation Association. Purchase orders, VISA/MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Tax id # 930-331-712. Cancellations received on or before 1/8/18 are subject to a 15% service charge. Cancellations after 1/8/18 will be charged the entire registration fee, but substitutions are always welcome.

Lodging Information:

Reduced rate lodging is available at the Heathman by calling 888-475-3100 or 360-254-3100 and by mentioning Western Forestry and Conservation. The rate for a single or double room is $133 plus tax. After January 3, 2018 reduced rate rooms will be subject to availability.

Society of American Foresters CFE Credits
Attendees are eligible for 5.0 CFE credits for Mapping the Course and 5.5 CFE credits for Sawmilling 101.

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