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

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

7:00   Networking buffet style breakfast

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 2020Speaker TBA

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   Biomass Availability in 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

About this Event
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.

Registration Information
Registration Pricing:

The registration fee for January 23 is $595 if received by January 6, 2020 or $695 if received after January 6, 2020. The registration fee includes a book of speaker materials, lunch and reception.

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 1/6/20 are subject to a 15% service charge. Cancellations after 1/6/20 will be charged the entire registration fee, but substitutions are always welcome.

Group Discounts:
Register 3 or more people from your organization and get 10% off each person’s registration fee. To redeem the discount, call Melinda at 503-226-4562 or use the contact form below.

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 $148 plus tax. After 12/30/19, reduced rate rooms will be subject to availability.

Society of American Foresters CFE Credits:
Attendees will be eligible for 5 CFE Cat 1 hours through the Society of American Foresters.

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