FPF 2016 Agenda

NOT YOUR DADDY’S WOOD AND TIMBER MARKETS:
Globalization, Technical Change and Evolving Politics Make Planning Harder than Ever

Forest Products Forum - Portland, Oregon - September 20, 2016

Time Title Speaker
8:30-8:40 Welcome and Housekeeping FEA Principals
8:40-9:40 Waiting on the Millennials
Economic and Housing Outlook
Brendan Lowney and Lynn Michaelis (FEA)
9:40-10:00 Break  
10:00-10:30 Global Wood Pulp Market Outlook Brian McClay, President of Brian McClay and Associates
10:30-10:55 Have the Drivers of Woodfiber Prices Changed?
Timber and Biomass Market Outlook
Rocky Goodnow (FEA)
10:55-11:15 Break  
11:15-11:40 Here We Go Again: Trade Dispute Injects Uncertainty into Lumber Markets
Softwood Lumber Market Outlook
Paul Jannke (FEA)
11:40-12:20 Lumber Trade Dispute Prospect: to settle or litigate? Henry Spelter (FEA)
12:20-1:30 Lunch  
1:30-1:40 Global Outlook for Engineered Lumber Products
Engineered Lumber Market Outlook
Art Schmon (FEA)
1:40-2:25 Mass Timber Could Disrupt the Housing Industry Eric Dean, Director of Innovation and Production for L&G Homes
2:25-2:40 Break  
2:40-3:00 International Sawmill Cost Trends Bryan Beck, President of The Beck Group
3:00-3:25 Paradigms in Manufacturing - Is North America Ready for a Shift? Bill Craig, US Representative for LINCK
3:25-3:40 Break  
3:40-4:05 Developments in the South American Wood Markets Marco Tuoto, CEO of Tree Florestal
4:05-4:30 OSB Capacity Restarts and Plywood Imports Will Dictate Panel Supply Story
Wood Panels Market Outlook
Greg Lewis (FEA)
4:30-4:40 Wrap-up and Concluding Thoughts Brendan Lowney and Paul Jannke (FEA)

 

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