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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

Dr. Paul Kremer

Head of Sales, Marketing, Strategy and Sustainability

Xlam

Cost vs. Value - A Comparisons Study

11:30am

Overcoming Barriers (Regulation, Fire and Durability)

12:00pm

Networking Lunch

1:30pm

Investing in Renewables - Triple Bottom Line

2:00pm

Case studies of successful projects

2:15pm

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

More information coming soon

5:00pm

Buses Return to Hotel

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Day I

8:00am

Registration

9:00am

Welcome Remarks

9:05am

Jerry Barag

President, CEO and Director

CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc.

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

9:35am

Panelists

Phil Cottle

Senior Agriculture Underwriter

Pardus Underwriting

Reducing Risk - Insuring Forest Investments: Impact of Climate Change

10:15am

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

10:45am

Stafford Timberlands and the Fund of Funds Approach to Timberland Investment

11:15am

Evergreen Timberland Funds: A View from a Pioneer

11:45am

Peter Rice

Director

NZ Te Arawa Tribe Federation of Maori Authorities Board

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

12:00pm

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

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

Agriculture and Timber Investing

3:00pm

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

3:30pm

Timberland investing in Europe

4:00pm

Panelists

Greg Byrne

Chief Operating Officer

Lone Rock Resources

Investment Projects Introduction

5:00pm

Cocktail Reception

6:30pm

Close of Day

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Day II

7:55am

Registration

8:55am

Welcome Remarks

9:00am

Timberland Investing in Oceania

9:30am

Panelists

Timberland Investing in Africa

10:05am

Timberland Investing in Asia

10:30am

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

11:00am

Panelists

Jeff Nuss

Founder, President and CEO

GreenWood Resources

João Cordeiro

Senior Principal

Poyry Management Consulting, Finland.

Timberland Investing in Latin America

11:45am

The Transformation of the Russian Timber Industry: Its Impact on the Global Forest Products Markets

12:15pm

Networking Lunch

1:30pm

Outlook for Global Sawn Timber Markets

2:00pm

Panelists

Alan Batista

Investment Specialist

World Resources Institute Brazil

Agroforestry Panel Discussion

2:40pm

Bob Flynn

Director, International Timber

Fastmarkets RISI

Where are Institutional Timberland Investors Buying Forest?

2:55pm

Bret Vicary

Vice President 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