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Monday, December 7 2020

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
11:50– 12:10    Measuring and Tracking Log Volumes from the Harvesting Site, throughout the Logistic Chain with Timbeter. Case study detailing recent projects in Latin America and Europe.
Martin Kambla, Timbeter
12:10 – 13:05    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
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  Investing in Timberland – An International Perspective.
David Gardner, GRESHAM HOUSE
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   Timberland Investments in Africs – investing in the value chain: challenges and opportunities.
Hans Lemm, Green Resources
16:45 – 19:00    Forest Asset Valuation Course / Free time / Business Meetings
19:30 – 21:00    GALA DINNER

Tuesday, December 8 2020

Session IIIb: Forestry – a growing asset class
Forestry as an investment in the planet’s future
Moderator: William Schlosser, Washington State University

8:00 – 8:20 Forest Investment Framework as a Support Tool for the Sustainable Management of Planted Forests
Richard Yao, SCION 
8:25 – 8:45 Projecting global and regional outlooks for planted forests under the shared socioeconomic pathways
Frederick W. Cubbage, NCSU
8:50 – 9:10 Ultra-premium hardwood from complex natural forests – the paradigm case in Modern Forest Finance
John Foppert, Pekin Branch Forestry
9:15 – 9:35 Understanding Natural Hazard Risks in Forestry
Phil Cottle, ForestRe
09:35 – 10:00 Coffee Break

Session IV: Applied Science
Moderator: TBD

10:05 – 10:25 Why log price predictions define overall asset value for timber management organizations?
10:30 – 10:50 Timberland Investment Trends: Tempests on Wall Street versus Global Opportunities
Frederick W. Cubbage, NCSU
10:55 – 11:15 Publicly-traded vs private equity investment options – which are better for investors interested in participating in the timberland asset class?
11:20-11:40 Economic impacts of setting reference levels for the forest carbon sinks in the EU on the European forest sector
Birger Solberg, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
11:45 – 12:05 Which investors are willing to pay for goodwill and impact in their alternatives investments?
12:10 – 13:10 Lunch

13:15 – 14:15 PANEL: Investments in Forestry, Trends and Opportunities
Moderator: Sona Blessing, Independant Researcher
Laura Merlini, CAIA Association

Rafal Chudy, NORSKOG
Wendelin von Gravenreuth, MEAG
Justin Beardon, Preqin

Session Ib: Wood Industry – The Future of Wood
Moderator: Rafal Chudy, NORSKOG

14:40 – 15:00 Wood Fibre Life Cycle at Egger as a Foundation for Sustainable Future.
Lukasz Tymendorf, EGGER GROUP
15:05 – 15:25 SCA, the forest and the climate
Björn Lyngfelt, SCA
15:30 – 15:50 How Does the Public see Sustainable Wood Sources?
Hendrikus Oddendal, JELD-WEN

15:55 – 16:15 The importance of markets: linerboard industry and forestry in the US South
Jacek Siry, UGA

16:20 Adjourn

16:45 – 19:00 Forest Asset Valuation Course


Please note that conference schedule is subject to change at any time and without notice.