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Program

Monday, February 13, 2017

Pre-Event

6:30pm

Pre-Event-Registration and Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Day One

7:30am

Registration

8:30am

Conference Opening

8:40am

Welcome Remarks

9:00am

Outlook for the International Pulp Markets - Global Overview of Demand for Wood Pulp, and Trends in Chinese Production

9:30am

Global Investment in Pulpwood Plantations

Most tree plantation investment is in “solidwood”  - saw/plywood log regimes, but there are large areas of “sawlog-pulpwood hybrid” plantation forests in China and Vietnam  - and some in Australia. There are also very large areas of eucalyptus pure pulpwood crops in Australia, South Africa, Indonesia, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. Most are planted by integrated forest products companies which use the pulpwood, but many are planted to almost exclusively produce woodchips for export to North Asian and Indian markets. The talk will summarise major areas, and will examine the financial returns expected from establishing pulpwood plantations.

10:00am

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

10:30am

Japan Woodchip Market and Outlook

The demand for paper has been continuously decreasing like other developed countries while that for paperboard rather stable in 2016.

Correspondingly, the demand for pulpwood has also been continuously decreasing while that for biomass as fuel has dramatically increased due to FIT in 2016.

The woodchip import by China has finally surpassed that by Japan in 2016. Competition between Japan and China has heated in Australia and Asian countries such as Vietnam.

Japanese paper industry has struggled to diversify in order to offset the loss of paper demand. The most promising candidate is CNF.

11:00am

China Woodchip Market and Outlook

China’s imports of hardwood chips reached an all-time record in 2016, and surpassed Japan for the first time ever. Softwood chip imports also jumped higher in 2016. This presentation will review current sources of hardwood and softwood chips China, imports by major company, pricing trends and outlook for future woodchip demand

11:30am

Vietnam: Export Woodchip Supply and Outlook

12:00pm

Networking Lunch

1:30pm

David Evans

Director, New Forests Timber Products

New Forests Timber Products Pty Ltd.

Australia & New Zealand: Export Woodchip Supply and Outlook

2:00pm

Latin America: Export Woodchip Supply and Outlook

2:30pm

Africa: Export Woodchip Supply and Outlook

3:00pm

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

4:00pm

Thailand: Export Woodchip Supply and Outlook

4:30pm

Bob Flynn

Director, International Timber

RISI

North America: Export Woodchip Supply and Outlook

North America exports softwood chips to overseas customers in both the Pacific and Atlantic markets. With softwood lumber production on an increasing trend, what does this mean for softwood chip availability from the USA and Canada in 2017 and beyond? This talk with highlight each of the woodchip export facilities in North America, their species and target markets, and outlook for future supply

5:00pm

Conference Day One Close

6:00pm

Evening Networking Reception and Dinner

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Day Two

7:30am

Registration

8:45am

Welcome Remarks

8:50am

Outlook for Global Biomass Markets

· Update on emerging biomass markets in Asia

· Outlook for industrial pellet demand in Europe

· Overview of global pellet market supply and trade

· Review of latest trends including the impacts of currency changes, policy and global energy prices

9:20am

Turkey: Woodchip Market and Outlook

9:50am

European Pulpwood Import Markets

10:20am

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

10:50am

Ocean Transport for Woodchips: From the Perspective of a Woodchip Supplier

Experiences and lessons learnt chartering vessels for woodchip cargoes since 2013. Things to consider and watch out for when chartering vessels. Is there a perfect vessel to charter?

11:20am

Port Logistics for Woodchips and Biomass-Focus on Southeast Asia

11:50am

International Pulpwood & Biomass Price Trends and Outlook

12:20pm

Networking Lunch

1:30pm

Sven Lundgren

Quality Consultant

New Forest Timber Products Pty Ltd

Pulpwood Qualities of some Hardwood Species

The presentation will cover fibre dimensions and it’s implication on pulp quality. The chemical wood composition of some Hardwoods will also be discussed and it’s relevance for the pulping of the different Hardwood species

2:00pm

Outlook for Biomass Markets in Asia

2:30pm

Moderator

Panelists

Jun Tian

Chief Engineer and Vice President of Engineering

Acrowood

Panel Discussion: Improving Wood Handling and Woodchip Quality

A number of equipment suppliers to the woodchip industry have been invited to give short presentations on new machinery or innovative operating procedures that have helped to improve the quality of woodchips produced.

 

3:00pm

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

3:30pm

New Projects Panel

This session will feature a series of presentations by conference attendees on interesting new projects:  

Selcuk Inan, Kastamonu, USA 

Ergun Kaptanoglu, Kastamonu, Turkey 

Dmitriy Prisiazhnyk, Orexim, Ukraine 

William Nguyen, Pisico Quang Nam Group, Vietnam

Stephen Worley, HQ Plantations Pty Ltd, Australia

Paul Sellers, Nollen Trading, Netherlands

Thang Van Hoa, Hao Hung Company, Vietnam

Rafael de Boni da Silva, Triplex-Nichelle, Brazil 

 

 
 
4:30pm

Conference Wrap-up

4:40pm

Conference End

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Field Trip Day 1

As with past conferences, we will be offering a field trip following the conference.  Click here to see the agenda.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Field Trip Day 2

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