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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Sustainable Investment: Mass Timber Seminar

Fastmarkets RISI/DANA in collaboration with Mass Timber Construction Journal is pleased to host this one day seminar prior to the main conference. 

8:00am

Registration

9:00am

Welcome Remarks

9:15am

Why Mass Timber? A Global Overview

9:45am

The Rise of Mass Timber Construction

10:15am

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

10:30am

City Above The City - Major Weight Advantages of Mass Timber Construction

11:00am

Cost vs. Value - A Comparisons Study

11:30am

Peter Wilson

Managing Director

Timber Design Initiatives Ltd.

Overcoming Barriers (Regulation, Fire and Durability)

12:00pm

Networking Lunch

1:00pm

Moderator

Bob Flynn

Director, International Timber

Fastmarkets RISI

Panelists

Franco Piva

Founder and Structural Engineer

Ergodomus Timber Engineering

Who Will Look After My Project?

1:40pm

Lloyd Scott

Professor

Technological University Dublin

Investing in Renewables - Triple Bottom Line

2:10pm

Case Studies of Successful Projects

2:30pm

Close of Seminar

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Site Tour

There is limited availability, and you must reserve your spot in advance. 

2:30pm

Depart For Tour From Hotel

3:00pm

Mass Building Construction Sites in London

The tour includes seminal projects such as the Stadthaus (the first timber residential structure to exceed the height limits possible with platform timber frame), Bridport House, the Whitmore Road development, Wenlock Cross (an engineered timber/reinforced concrete and steel hybrid) and Dalston Works, the largest CLT building in the world at the time of its completion in 2017.

5:00pm

Buses Return to Hotel

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Day I

8:00am

Registration

9:00am

Bob Flynn

Director, International Timber

Fastmarkets RISI

Welcome Remarks

9:05am

Jerry Barag

Chief Executive Officer and Director

CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc.

Keynote: CatchMark Timber: Developing a New Timberland Investment Model?

9:35am

Phil Cottle

Head of Agriculture

Pardus Underwriters Ltd.

Reducing Risk - Insuring Forest Investments: Impact of Climate Change

10:05am

Are Major Investors Finally Exiting From Non-Sustainable or ‘Unhealthy’ Asset Classes: And If So, What Can Sustainable Assets Offer Instead?

10:35am

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

11:05am

Stafford Timberlands and the Fund of Funds Approach to Timberland Investment

11:35am

Peter Rice

Executive Director

Te Arawa Tribe Federation of Maori Authorities Board (NZ)

An Indigenous People's Agribusiness and Forest Investment Strategy: a New Zealand Case Study

12:00pm

Digital Revolution in Forestry

12:15pm

Networking Lunch

1:30pm

Timberland Investing with Industrial Partners

2:00pm

Victor Haley

Co-head of Global Real Estate and Planning

Eversheds Sutherland

Global Timberland Investing and Legal Issues

2:30pm

Brent Keefer

Managing Director, Head of Timberland Investments

Hancock Natural Resources Group

Agriculture and Timber Investing

3:00pm

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

3:30pm

Timberland Investing in Europe

4:00pm

Investment Projects Introduction

This panel will be a series of short introductions of companies developing forest investment projects around the world. We have chosen companies that represent a diversity of countries of investment and species focus to illustrate the wide variety of options that are open to timberland investors today.

  • Enrique Espinosa, Proteak - Mexico
  • Robert Kroesen, United Nature - Panama
  • Greg Byrne, Lone Rock Resources - USA West Coast
  • Mark Willhite, World Forest Investments Inc. - Ecuador
  • Paul McMahon, SLM Partners - Ireland
  • Daniel Paul Dima, SC Wyssen Funiculare SRL - Romania
  • Ian Jolly, Rohatyn Group - Australia
  • Juan Morales, Masisa - Argentina and Chile
5:00pm

Cocktail Reception

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Day II

7:55am

Registration

8:55am

Welcome Remarks

9:00am

Timberland Investing in Oceania

9:30am

Panelists

Paul Hol

Founder and Owner

Form International

Timberland Investing in Africa

10:05am

Paul Speed

Director, Investments & Operations

New Forests

Timberland Investing in Asia

10:30am

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

11:00am

Panelists

Jeff Nuss

Founder, President and CEO

GreenWood Resources, Inc.

João Cordeiro

Senior Principal

Pöyry Management Consulting, Finland

Timberland Investing in Latin America

11:45am

The Future Impact of the Russian Forest Industry Sector – A Threat? Or a Promise?

12:15pm

Networking Lunch

1:30pm

Outlook for Global Sawn Timber Markets

2:00pm

Moderator

John North

Economist, International Timber

Fastmarkets RISI

Panelists

Alan Batista

Investment Specialist

World Resources Institute Brazil

Randy Martin

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

MLR (Agro-Forestry) Limited

Agroforestry Panel Discussion

2:40pm

John North

Economist, International Timber

Fastmarkets RISI

Where are Institutional Timberland Investors Buying Forest?

2:55pm

Bret Vicary

President of Forestry & Natural Resource Consulting

Sewall

Expectations on Return Premiums for Timberland Investments: USA and Global

3:10pm

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

3:30pm

Peter Barynin

Principal Economist, North American Timber

Fastmarkets RISI

North American Timber: Outlook for Demand and Supply

4:00pm

Global Pulp and Paper Markets

4:35pm

Close of Conference