Mapping the Course: Timberlands, Forest Products Processing, and Fiber Issues for 2017

Start Date: January 19, 2017
Location: Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA

Conference Materials for Attendees (password protected)

7:00     Networking buffet style breakfast

8:30     Welcome

8:35     Wood Raw-Material Price Trends in North America and Beyond – Hakan Ekstrom and Tim Gammell, Wood Resources International

9:00     Wood Fiber Supply Chain Outlook for 2017 Charles Spiggle, Wells Fargo Securities

9:40     2017 Strategic Issues for US Pacific Northwest TimberlandsJohn Davis, Green Diamond California Timberlands

10:15   Break

10:45   The British Columbia Wood Supply Base – Albert Nussbaum, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

11:15   BC’s Interior Sawmill Sector: Changing Market Opportunities for Lumber and Residuals Walter Matosevic, Canfor Pulp Ltd

11:45   Lunch

1:00     The Game of Thrones: New Ownership and Opportunities in the PNW Pulp Sector  – Pete Foley, Nippon Dynawave Packaging Co

1:25     The PNW Plywood/ Veneer Sector: 2017 Opportunities and ThreatsTyler Freres, Freres Group

1:50     The PNW Lumber Sector: Balancing 2017 Log Costs, Facility Investments, Demand and Lumber Prices – Todd Payne, Seneca Sawmill Co.

2:20     Break

2:45     North American Log Export Markets in Asia – Tom Leeds, PLS International

3:15     Profitability and Production Cost Trends for the Sawmilling Sector in North AmericaBryan Beck, The Beck Group

3:45     U.S. Forest Industry Supply Chain Capacity and Costs in Logging, Hauling and Forest Management Brooks Mendell, FORISK Consulting

4:15     Adjourn and reception.

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:

Registration Information

The registration fee for 1/19/17 is $525 if received by December 16, 2016 or $675 if received after December 16, 2016. The registration fee includes a book of speaker materials, breakfast, lunch and reception. If registering 3 or more people you are eligible for a group discount of 15% off per person. Please contact Melinda at 503-226-4562 or for the promo code. The registration fee for the optional 1/18/17 workshop is $425 on or before 12/16/16 or $525 after 12/16/16 and includes reference materials and lunch. If registering 3 or more people you are eligible for a group discount of 15% off per person. Please contact Melinda at 503-226-4562 or for the promo code. 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 1/6/17 are subject to a 15% service charge. Cancellations after 1/6/17 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 $117 plus tax. After December 28, 2016, reduced rate rooms will be subject to availability.

Society of Western Foresters CFE Credits:

CFE credits will be available at the workshop.