4 July, 2013
DANA presents: Oceania Plantation, Forest & Wood Products Trade Conference Melbourne: 8 & 9 August 2013
Planning, topics and speakers for the August 8 & 9 2013 DANA: Oceania Plantation, Forest & Wood Products Trade Conference are
about all done.
are delighted with the excellent calibre and profile of all speakers on
both days. Since our last newsletter on 4 June, where we highlighted a
number of speakers already confirmed, we have been able to complete the
final topics and speaker's list. New speakers confirmed include:
- Malcolm Geier, Business Development Manager, Port of Portland Pty Limited (POP), who will present on:
POP's perspective of how it approaches developments generally, what its
project and investment decision drivers are; and how its major log
export project fits into that framework.
port efficiency, berth utilisation and implications of a large increase
in log volumes, including modelling to understand the ability of the
port to handle the forecast log and woodchip volumes.
has actually been done to date with the POP's log export project in
terms of facility design, project management, construction and funding;
and what POP has learnt from the process?
We are delighted Malcolm's has accepted the invitation. His presentation promises to be a highlight of the Conference.
- Jacob Mannothra,
Director of pioneering New Zealand based log and lumber exporter
Zindia. Jacob will summarise the present status of the New Zealand log
export industry [now about the largest in the world for softwood
sawlogs, and running neck and neck with the Russian Far East -- NZ
exported 9.1 million m3 in 2012, and shipments were way up again in Q1
2013]. Jacob will also provide estimates of FOB returns from China,
Korea, India, and Japan for pine logs, and then track these back to
return to the stump for the forest investor. This is likely to be the
first time that this analysis will be presented at a public forum. He
will also summarise the present log and lumber markets into India and
Middle East and his thoughts on their future development.
- A New Zealand based- Scion "WoodScape" Project Manager will present on its recently released major study which analysed the investment potential of a diverse range of nearly 40 different wood processing technologies; both traditional and emerging.
They included solid wood products, panel products, pulp and paper,
engineered wood products and biofuel plants. This study was modelled on
an earlier major Canadian study; and the title will be: The WoodScape Project - Identifying National Wood Processing Opportunities: A New Zealand case study. There
will be an opportunity for delegates to discuss its potential
application in analysing the Australian wood processing sector.
- In our last newsletter we highlighted Pöyry's Dr. George Goroyias, who will be speaking on the topic of "The
Asia Pacific Wood Panel Industry: Market drivers. Regional woodfibre
balance. The potential for wood panel production growth in Oceania". We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Goroyias will be joined by Rudolf van Rensburg,
Senior Principal and Head of Land and Forests, Bioenergy Asia Pacific,
Pöyry Management Consulting (Australia) Pty Ltd in presenting this topic
- which will be based on a recent huge Pöyry regional study on the wood
panel industry and its future direction.
have still deliberately left the "Panel" slot blank on the
topics/speaker list in the attached newsletter, although we have already
confirmed some speakers. However, there is still room for a few more.
If you would like to take advantage of speaking for a short time (5-8
minutes) on your project in this slot, please let me know soonest.
A full list of topics and speakers to date, registration, sponsorship and accommodation details are available from this link.
Download the PFD Document: DANA Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 2
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