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January : Third Annual Western Forest Industry Conference, January 28, 2016

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19 January, 2016

Third Annual Western Forest Industry Conference, January 28, 2016

We are proud to announce the 3rd Annual Conference organized by Wood Resources International and the Western Forestry and Conservation Association on January 28, 2016 titled:
"Mapping the Course - Timberlands, Forest Products Processing and Energy Issues for 2016"
The conference will be held at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA, located close to Portland, Oregon's airport.
Please join us for this one-day conference for in-depth discussions and analysis on forest products market challenges, opportunities, threats and issues in Western North America for 2016 and beyond. Industry experts and analysts from the US and Canada will address topics such as:   

  • Outlook for Log and Chip Prices in Western North America (Hakan Ekstrom & Tim Gammell, Wood Resources International)
  • US Northwest Timber Inventory and Projected Growth (Jim Arney, Forest Biometrics Research Institute)
  • Strategic Issues for Timberland Owners in the PNW in 2016 (Nick Blacklock, Hancock Timber Resource Group)
  • The British Columbia Shrinking Wood Supply Base (Murray Hall, Murray Hall Consulting, BC)
  • Log Exports, Softwood Lumber Agreements and Other Strategic Issus in British Columbia (David Easton, TLA of BC)
  • US Northwest Lumber Sector: Will the Industry Benefit from the Surge? (Steve Hofer, Interfor)
  • Navigating the Changing Fiber Sourcing by the Pulp industry (Larry Davis, Cosmopolis Specialty Fiber)
  • Emerging Pellet Markets in Asia (Gordon Murray, WPAC, BC)
  • Southern US Sawlog Prices and Lumber Production - a Comparison to the Northwest (Brooks Mendell, Forisk, GA)
  • Investments in West Coast Port Infrastructure for Log and Lumber Exports (Geir-Elif Kalhagen, Port of Longview)
  • Key Competitors to US and Canadian Log and Lumber Exporters in the Pacific Rim (Bob Flynn, RISI)

If you have any questions, please contact either Richard Zabel at WFCA ( or Tim Gammell at WRI (   Best Regards,   Hakan Ekstrom

For the full program and to register, please go to the Western Forest Industry Conference 2016.

Source: Wood Resources International