7:00 – 9:00 Breakfast

Session IV: Applied Science
Chair: Candra Burns, Talking Forests

9:00 -9:04 Session IV Introduction
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.
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, NMBU
10:40 – 11:00 Cofee Break

Session IIIb: Timberland Investment
Chair: Jacek Siry, UGA

11:00 -11:04 Session IIIb Introduction
11:05 – 11:25 Forest Investment Science Education
Speaker: Robert Izlar, UGA 
11:30 – 11:50 The World Bank Forest Action Plan: examples from Africa and Latin America
Speaker: Vladislava I. Nemova, World Bank
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
Chair: Birger Solberg, NMBU

14:35 -14:39 Session Ib Introduction
14:40 – 15:00 Future demands on timber – what does the public want
Speaker: Hendrikus Oddendal, IKEA
15:05 – 15:25 Wood supply chain in Romania. Challenges for wood industry.
Speaker: Cristian Panaite, Forstpan