Mapping The Course: Timberland, Forest Products Processing, And Fiber Issues For 2020

Start Date: January 23, 2020
Location: Vancouver, WA

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

8:30   Opportunities and Stressors for the North American Forest Industry in 2020Hamir Patel, CIBC World Markets

9:00   Outlook for Sawlog and Pulpwood Prices in Western US and Western CanadaHakan Ekstrom, Wood Resources International

9:30   Federal Forest Lands Issues in 2020Tom Schultz, Idaho Forest Group

10:00   Break

10:30   Strategic Issues for US PNW Timberlands in 2020Jason Spadaro, SDS Lumber

11:00   US PNW Sawmill SectorSteve Courtney, Roseburg Forest Products Co.

11:30   US PNW Pulp Mill SectorJeff Walton, Cascade Pacific

12:00   Lunch

1:00   BC Interior Log Supply IssuesBrad Bennett, Interfor

1:30   BC Coastal Log Supply IssuesAlbert Nussbaum, Forest Analysis and Inventory Department, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural, Resource Operations

2:00   Hog Fuel Supply and Power Generation Trends for 2020Greg Frohn, Avista

2:30   Break

3:00   BC, PNW and Idaho Transportation IssuesDale Lemmons, Signature Transport

3:30   Why and Where to Invest in Timberlands in North America – A Focus on the US NorthwestBrooks Mendell, Forisk Consulting

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Optional Workshop - Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Working Across Generations:
How to Speak Millennial

10 am – noon | Instructor: Mike Burnett, Empire CAT

Achieve Better Results in all Business Metrics by Getting Safety Right

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Instructor: David Libby, Krause Bell Group

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Optional Workshop Pricing:

  • ON or Before 1/6/20: $195
  • AFTER 1/6/20: $265

About the Conference
Attend this conference for in-depth analysis on forest products market challenges, opportunities, and threats for 2020 in the North American West Coast timberland region.

We encourage you to arrive the evening before to network with others. Many will already be at the venue and you can arrange to meet other attendees ahead of time. We are providing a buffet-style sit down breakfast prior to Thursday’s Mapping the Course conference as another opportunity to network.

The conference will be held at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA. The Heathman is located at 7801 NE Greenwood Dr. The Heathman can be viewed at: The Lodge is 20 minutes from the Portland Airport.