Conferences

8th China Global Wood Trade Conference

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - Chongqing, China

Monday, September 17, 2018 - Optional tour of Chongqing port and industry area
(markets, logistics parks, sawmills and processing plants)

Brochure and Pricing

Preliminary Agenda

Click here to register. Early bird pricing ends August 10, 2018

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This will be WOOD MARKETS’ fourth joint event with CTWPDA. The conference will feature international and Chinese companies and traders discussing a number of key supply chain topics of significance to log and lumber trade to and within China.


2018 FEA Forum

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - World Forestry Center, Portland, Oregon

Come join us for our 8th Annual Forest Products Forum—the premier conference featuring forward-looking analysis of the wood products, timber and wood biomass sectors. This one-day event will feature industry-leading economists from Forest Economic Advisors (FEA) addressing a wide range of hot-button topics as well as a variety of outside experts offering their views on the most important issues facing stakeholders in the industry. Following successful events in each of the years from 2011-2017, Forest Economic Advisors (FEA) will once again host an event in conjunction with Who Will Own the Forest? 14. This year’s Forum will be at the front-end of the Who Will Own the Forest? event. We will provide a full day of analysis on September 25th followed by the industry’s best-attended cocktail reception at the WFC Discovery Museum.

In addition, the team from FEA will present their North American outlooks.

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Click here for information on who should attend, registration and the 2018 preliminary agenda.

2018 Sponsor

Sponsorship

FEA will make sponsorship opportunities available, please click here for more details or contact David Battaglia for Sponsorship Packages and general information.  You can reach David at (978) 496 6338 or email him at dbattaglia@getfea.com.

The World Forestry Center is the organizer of North America’s best-attended forestland investing event, annually held as the “Who Will Own the Forest?” series.


IWBC 2018: Industrialized Wood-Based Construction Conference

October 24th through the 26th, 2018 - Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, Boston, Massachusetts

The first-ever event at which global innovators in offsite, wood-based and automated construction can meet developers, architects, engineers, builders, planners and others ready to engage the world of rapidly-built, offsite construction.

For decades, declining productivity in construction has held the global economy hostage. It’s a perfect storm in which a lack of innovation and a shortage of skilled labor are obstructing new building completions on an enormous scale. And all against a backdrop of rapidly growing demand. Affordable housing shortages are at the crisis stage in hundreds of cities, while their populations rise exponentially. Learn more about IWBC here.

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2018 Sponsors

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Gold Sponsor

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8th Annual Global Softwood Log & Lumber Conference

May 9th and 10th, 2018 - Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver, BC

  • Conference presentations for attendees can be found here.
  • For those unable to attend, but still want to see the conference presentations, they can be purchased here for US$595.

Brochure and Pricing

Speaker Profiles

Agenda

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For this year's 2-day event, we have invited 20 industry experts to speak at the Global Softwood Log & Lumber Conference in Vancouver as well as eight industry experts for the two panel sessions (one each day).

One of the key topics to be discussed will be around the potential of a U.S. lumber “supercycle” that has been predicted for some time. There are some that think the recent record lumber prices are just a preview of what is yet to come, as even higher prices could be coming later in 2019 or early 2020. This will depend on the speakers’ view of key supply constraints in Canada coupled with a wave of new sawmill investments planned in the U.S. South. As U.S. consumption continues to expand (~2 billion bf per year), there is the possibility of a more sustained price supercycle (at higher levels) until U.S. lumber demand slows (in 2021 or 2022). Log and lumber supply and demand always balance, and history shows that higher prices don’t normally last long in the lumber business. However, we are in some interesting times, with many unknowns ahead. You can bet many speakers and delegates will have these questions on their minds at the Vancouver Conference on May 9 and 10.

2018 Sponsors