7:30 – 9:30      Registration – Sheraton Sopot Hotel/Lobby
8:00 – 8:15      Introduction and Welcome /Conference Room
Master of Ceremony: Sona Blessing, Independent Researcher
Organizer: Karolina Chudy, FBA


Session Ia: Wood Industry and Certification
Moderator: Arne Rørå, NORSKOG


8:20 – 9:20      PANEL: Where the wood will flow? International trade prospects and challenges.
William Schlosser, Washington State University

Hendrikus Oddendal, JELD-WEN
Krzysztof Wypij, Bureau Veritas Certification Holding
Charles de Villers, Margules Groome
9:20 – 9:40      Coffee Break


Session II: New Technologies
Moderator: Karolina Chudy, FBA


9:45 – 10:05    Bucking industry practises with value-based harvest optimization.
Perttu Aunola, Trimble Forestry
10:10 – 10:30    The difference AI can make in forest management and planning
Rolf Schmitz, CollectiveCrunch
10:35 – 10:55    Augmented Reality in the forestry – today and in the future.
Johan Ekenstedt, Arboreal
11:00 – 11:20   Digital aerial forest management How to make the most of the new image and 3D analysis technologies to optimise your forest productivity.
Albrecht von Ruffer, SKYLAB

11:25 – 11:45    Taking the pulse of the forest: emerging satellite technologies for timberland evaluation and monitoring.
Joseph O. Sexton, terraPulse
12:00 – 13:00    Lunch


Session IIIa: Forestry – a growing asset class
Moderator: Robert L. Izlar


13:05 – 13:25    Forestry as an investment asset – trends and drivers in the Baltic Rim region.
Arne Rørå, NORSKOG
13:30  – 13:50   Creating Impact Investments and Measuring their Returns – 3 forestry cases studies
Tom Tuchmann, US FOREST CAPITAL
13:55 –14:15    Why Ingka Group invests in forestland?
Andriy Hrytsyuk, INGKA HOLDING B.V.
14:20– 14:40    Coffee Break
14:45 – 15:05    TBD
15:10 – 15:30   Central European Storm & Beetle Crisis: Effects on a Diversified Timberland Portfolio.
Felix Jenninger, Salm-Salm & Partner
15:35 – 15:55    Timberland: Harvesting the Illiquidity Risk Premia for a Portfolio (A Cross-section of Allocator Insights)
Sona Blessing, Independent Researcher
16:00 – 16:25   Investments in Latin America
Mark Willhite, World Forestry Investments Inc.
16:45 – 19:00    Forest Asset Valuation Course / Free time / Business Meetings
19:30 – 21:00    GALA DINNER