The 10th annual Global Log & Lumber Conference will be held in Vancouver on June 17 and 18, 2020

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Early bird rate US$995 ends March 31, 2020
Regular rate US$1,175 ends May 15, 2020
Late rate US$1,300 after May 15, 2020

It will be held at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
Room Block rate CAD$299/night for standard double room.
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This two-day international log, lumber, industry and markets conference includes a cross-section of North American and international speakers. Over 25 speakers and panelists will discuss the most current perspectives and outlooks on what lies ahead in various domestic and international regions. This conference remains vital to market planning and strategy setting to better assess developments in key global markets and supplying regions.

The conference will again feature some of the leading players in the global industry and trade, including coverage of some of the following supplier countries or markets:

INTERNATIONAL FOCUS:

  • China
  • Japan
  • Selected Asian Countries
  • Europe
  • Central Europe bark beetle & storm damaged timber
  • Russia
  • New Zealand
  • Chile
  • Global Timber
  • Global Overview & Competitive Dynamics
  • Global Pellets

NORTH AMERICA FOCUS:

  • North America Timber
  • NA: Housing & Lumber Demand
  • USA: Lumber
  • Canada: Lumber
  • Engineered Wood Products
  • Mass Timber
  • Off-Site Construction

DEEP DIVE: North American Distribution

  • Different perspectives from Commodity, Specialties & Pro Dealer speakers

PANEL SESSIONS (to discuss key issues and topics):

  • North America Panel Session

Agenda

17:30 to 19:30
Tuesday June 16, 2020
Registration Open
No Host Bar
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – “Boardroom”

Day 1: Wednesday June 17, 2020

Session 1. Global/Europe
Speaker
Title
Company
Country

7:15
Registration Desk Opens: 3rd Floor
8:30
Introductions
Russ Taylor
Managing Director
FEA/WOOD MARKETS
Canada
8:35
1. Global Overview & Competitive Dynamics
Russ Taylor
Managing Director
FEA/WOOD MARKETS
Canada
9:00
2. Europe: Lumber Industry & Outlook
Andreas Von Moeller
Chairman
European Timber Trade Federation
Germany
9:25
3. Europe: Spruce Bark Beetle Outlook
Gerd Ebner
Editor-in-Chief
Holz Kurier & Timber Online
Austria
9:50
Question Period — Sessions 1-3
10:00
Coffee/Networking

Session 2. Russia & Asia
Speaker
Title
Company
Country

10:30
4. Russia: Log & Lumber Outlook
Alexander Aleksin
Head, Sawn Timber Sales
Company Group VLP
Russia
10:55
5. China: Log & Lumber Market Dynamics
Cece Chen
General Manager
Suifenhe Friendship Wood
China
11:20
6. Japan: Lumber & Log Market Outlook
John Langley
GM, Export Sales & Marketing
TOLKO
Canada
11:45
Question Period — Sessions 4-6
12:00
Lunch/Networking

Session 3. Southern Hemisphere & Pellets
Speaker
Title
Company
Country

1:30
7. New Zealand: Industry & Export Outlook
Henry Lin
CEO and Managing Director
China National Forestry Group
New Zealand
1:55
8. Chile
Francisco Figueroa
Commercial Director, Wood Products
Arauco
Chile
2:20
9. Global Wood Pellets
Gordon Murray
Executive Director
Wood Pellet Association of Canada
Canada
2:45
Question Period — Sessions 7-9
3:00
Coffee/Networking

Session 4. EWP, Mass Timber, Offsite Construction
Speaker
Title
Company
Country

3:30
10. Engineered Wood: I-Joists, Glu-lam, LVL, LSL, CLT – Key Trends
TBA
FEA
Canada
3:55
11. Mass Timber: CLT, NLT, DLT
Lucas Epp
Engineering + 3D Manager
StructureCraft
Canada
4:20
12. Offsite Construction
TBA
Canada
4:45
Question Period — Sessions 10-12
5:15
Wrap Up & End of Day 1
5:20
FEA/WOOD MARKETS Reception

Day 2: Thursday June 18, 2020

Session 5. North American Timber & Lumber
Speaker
Title
Company
Country

8:00
Registration Desk Opens
8:45
Introductions
8:50
1. North America Timber Trends
Rocky Goodnow
Vice-President
FEA
USA
9:15
2. NA: Housing & Lumber Demand Trends
Brendan Lowney
Principal
FEA
USA
9:40
3. BC Industry Perspectives & Outlook
TBA
Canada
9:50
Question Period — Sessions 1-3
10:00
Coffee/Networking

Session 6. North America Lumber Trends
Speaker
Title
Company
Country

10:45
4. Eastern Canada: Lumber Situation/Outlook
Jeff Webber
Management Executive, Strategic Growth
EACOM
Canada
11:10
5. US: Lumber Situation/Outlook
Paul Jannke
Principal
FEA
USA
11:35
6. Q&A + NORTH AMERICA PANEL SESSION:
+ North America Session Speakers
12:10
Lunch/Networking

Session 7. Deep Dive: US Distribution
Speaker
Title
Company
Country

1:30
7. Commodity Wholesale Perspective
Scott Elston
VP, Business Development
Forest City Trading Group
USA
1:55
8. Specialty Trading Perspective
Steven Rustja
Vice President – Trading Weston Forest
Weston Forest
Canada
2:20
9. Pro Dealer Perspective
Thom Black
Senior Director, Commodity Trading & Risk Management
BMC
USA
2:45
Question Period — Sessions 7-9
3:10
Wrap Up & End of Conference
Russ Taylor
Managing Director
FEA/WOOD MARKETS
3:15
Coffee/Networking

 

The Global Conference is organized by FEA Canada and is held immediately after International Pulp Week (June 14-16 – organized by Pulp & Paper Producers Council Annual Meeting) and is also held at the same conference hotel.