International Forest Business Conference 2018
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7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Load Buses & Depart
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Conference Registration Open – Hotel Kiston
7:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
7:00 – 10:00 Registration – Hotel Kiston/Lobby
9:10 – 9:25 Introduction and Welcome /Conference Room
Session Ia: Wood Industry and Certification
9:30 – 9:50 Engineered Wood Products: LVL and I-beams – development and strategy on the European market
Speaker: Piotr Łysiak, STEICO
09:55 – 10:15 Opening new frontiers for forest-based products – challenges and opportunities in the global market
Speaker: Petteri Pihlajamäki, Pöyry Management Consulting Oy
10:20 – 10:40 Biomass-to-bioenergy supply chain: overview, key issues and challenges
Speaker: Hubert Jurczyszyn, Control Union
10:45 – 11:05 Forest management certification in Europe – challenges, case studies, different views
Speaker: Krzysztof Wypij, SGS Poland
11:10 – 11:30 FSC International Standard and National Forest Stewardship Standard in Poland – current affairs.
Speaker: Jacek Szymaniak, FSC Forestry Coordinator in Poland
11:35 – 11:55 Cofee Break
Session II: New Technologies
12:00 – 12:20 IT solutions in forestry – expanding borders in mobile mapping.
Speaker: Urszula Ufa, TAXUS IT
12:25 – 12:45 Commercial use of Forest Management Planning and Operations Applications
Speaker: Ugo Feunekes, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Remsoft
12:50 – 13:10 Social Media a New Frontier: how to increase social media engagement and the strategy to get your story to be heard online
Speaker: Candra Burns, Talking Forests
13:15 – 13:35 How can analytics help you to optimise the forest based value chain.
Speaker: Jussi Rasinmäki, CEO and Partner at Simosol
13:40 – 14:00 Big Data in a precision forestry as a tool in a mountain monitoring.
Speaker: Radomir Bałazy, Chief Specialist at Forest Research Institute
14:05 – 14:25 Electronic techniques in forestry – the mobile world of the forester.
Speaker: Tadeusz Tiuchty, Company Owner, TAKMA
14:25 – 15:30 Lunch
Session IIIa: Timberland Investments
15:35 – 15:55 Forestry as an investment asset, trends and drivers in the Nordic region.
Speaker: Arne Rørå, NORSKOG
16:00 – 16:20 Timber as a long-term wealth preservation tool
Speaker: Caroline Harris, Lawyer, USA & United Kingdom
16:25 – 16:45 The WB program in Forests in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) over the last 10 years.
Speaker: Andrew M. Mitchell, Senior Forestry Specialist, The World Bank
16:50 – 17:10 Cofee Break
17:15 – 17:35 Sustainability as timberland investment driver and how that can be evidenced
Speaker: Petri Lehtonen, Indufor Oy
17:40 – 18:00 Conservation Forestry: A timberland investment manager’s perspective on emerging opportunities
Speaker: Gwen Busby, GWR
18:00 – 19:00 Business Meetings / Free Time
19:30 – 21:00 Traditional Polish BBQ
7:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
Session IV: Applied Science
9:05 – 9:25 Recent global trends affecting the global forest-based sector, and the potential future diversification of the forest sector (so-called emerging products).
Speaker: Ragnar Jonsson, JRC EC
9:30 – 9:50 Results of fast growing, high quality timber producing variety breeding at Silvanus Forestry
Speaker: Balint Pataki, Silvanus
9:55 – 10:15 The economics of dedicated hybrid poplar biomass plantations in North America and Europe.
Speaker: Rafal Chudy, Forest Business Analytics
10:20 – 10:40 Economic impacts on the European forest-based sectors of potential EU forest carbon sink policy regulations.
Speaker: Birger Solberg, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
10:40 – 11:00 Cofee Break
Session IIIb: Timberland Investment
11:05 – 11:25 Forest Investment Science Education
Speaker: Jacek Siry/Robert Izlar, UGA
11:30 – 11:50 The World Bank Forest Action Plan: examples from Africa and Latin America
Speaker: Paola Agostini, Global Lead for Forests, Landscapes and Ecosystems
11:55 – 12:15 Global Timber Investments, 2005-2017
Speaker: Frederick W. Cubbage, NCSU
12:20 – 12:40 Risk-Efficient Timberland Investment Portfolios
Speaker: Clark Binkley, International Forestry Investment Advisors
12:45 – 13:05 The Timberland Investment Management Landscape Past, Present and Future
Speaker: Robert Hagler, ForestEdge LLC.
13:10 – 13:30 How forest investments in frontier markets need to adapt to survive
Speaker: Charl De Villiers, Margules Groome Consulting
13:35 – 14:35 Lunch
Session Ib: Wood Industry
14:35 – 14:55 Future demands on timber – what does the public want
Speaker: Hendrikus Oddendal, IKEA
15:00 – 15:20 Wood supply chain in Romania. Challenges for wood industry.
Speaker: Cristian Panaite, Managing Director, Forstpan
15:25 – 15:55 Building a Sustainable Business Model for New Forest Business Frontier
Speaker: Wang Yuhang, CAMC Co., Ltd.