Monday, December 7 2020

7:30 – 9:30      Online Registration
8:00 – 8:15      Introduction and Welcome
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
Brian Johnson, 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 – 13:00    Lunch

Session IIIa: Forestry – a growing asset class.
Moderator: Richard Mei, University of Georgia

13:05 – 13:25    Forestry as an Investment Asset – Trends and Drivers in the Baltic Rim Region.
Arne Rørå, NORSKOG
13:30  – 13:50  Timberland Investments in Africa – Investing in the Value Chain: Challenges and Opportunities.
Hans Lemm, Green Resources
13:55 –14:15    Why Ingka Group Invests in Forestland?
Andriy Hrytsyuk, INGKA Group

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    Exploring Finance and Investment Opportunities in Forests, Natural Capital
Sona Blessing, Independent Researcher
16:00 – 16:25  Creating Impact Investments and Measuring their Returns – 3 Forestry Cases Studies.

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, North Carolina State University
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
09:40 – 10:00 Coffee Break

Session IV: Applied Science
Moderator: Laura Merlini, CAIA

10:05 – 10:25 Why Log Price Predictions Define Overall Asset Value for Timber Management Organizations?
William Schlosser, Washington State University
10:30 – 10:50 Timberland Investment Trends: Tempests on Wall Street versus Global Opportunities.
Frederick W. Cubbage, North Carolina State University
10:55 – 11:15 Publicly-traded vs Private Equity Investment Options – Which are Better for Investors Interested in Participating in the Timberland Asset Class?
Richard Mei, University of Georgia
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?
Adair Morse, HAAS School of Business, University of California Berkley
12:10 – 12:30 The Performance of Private Equity Timberland Funds.
Rafal Chudy, NORSKOG

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:35 – 14:35 PANEL: Investments in Forestry, Trends and Opportunities
Moderator: Sona Blessing, Independant Researcher
Keith Black, CAIA
Manoel de Freitas, Innovatech
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

15:50 – 16:00 Closing Remarks.
Rafal Chudy, NORSKOG