Who Should Attend, Registration Information and the FPF 2017 Agenda

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Who Should Attend?

Strategic planners, senior executives, purchasing managers, sales managers, investment analysts and other stakeholders in the forest products sector should attend this event. Reserve the date of September 25, 2018 to ensure than you can attend the premier forward-looking event for the wood products, timber, wood pulp and biomass sectors.

Attendees will leave our event with insights into the following questions:

How will the US housing recovery play out over the next few years?

Which key indicators does FEA advise its clients to follow to best understand the nature of the nascent recovery in housing and wood products markets?

Will the improving economy and employment market finally translate into a more normalized housing market?

When can we expect to see a meaningful recovery in stumpage prices in the US South?

Will West Coast log exports return to their pre-surge levels and what does this imply for Western log markets?

With Chinese demand slowing and the US housing recovery stalled, will the so-called Super-Cycle for lumber prices be delayed or denied?

Will the much weaker euro pave the way for European lumber imports in to the North American market?

We have begun to see the Annual Allowable Cut reduced in some British Columbia Timber Supply Areas.  How will this affect the Province’s ability to supply lumber to North American markets?

When will we see additional OSB mill restarts given the sluggish rebound in US housing? Is there scope for a significant boost in domestic softwood plywood capacity?

Could we see a shortage of LVL capacity by the middle of the decade?

Will a strong US dollar cause a sharp increase in fiberboard imports?

Is the wood biomass industry viable in an era when natural gas is trading barely more than half of its ten-year average price?

We called our event a Forum to reflect a variety of informed viewpoints on the issues of the day and we have arranged to bring in several outside speakers to supplement and, sometimes challenge, our analysis. The 2017 Forum will examine a wide range of topics.


2018 Registration Prices are available (see below).  Please check back here when Registration is open

The registration fee includes all meals, drinks, and events.

The Forest Products Forum ONLY (September 25)

  • Before June 20: $1,000.00
  • After June 20: $1,200.00
  • Pensions and Endowments: $690.00 - contact Sara for a special discount code at swu@worldforestry.org 

Who Will Own the Forest?  ONLY (September 25-27, includes Reception on September 25)

  • Before June 20: $1,300.00
  • After June 20: $1,600.00
  • Pensions and Endowments: $880.00 -  contact Sara for a special discount code at swu@worldforestry.org

The Forest Products Forum plus optional Evening Reception (September 25)

  • Before June 20: $1,200.00
  • After June 20: $1,400.00
  • Pensions and Endowments: $890.00 - contact Sara for a special discount code at swu@worldforestry.org

Joint Registration – Attend both Who Will Own the Forest? and the Forest Products Forum (September 25-27, including Reception on September 25)

  • Before June 20: $2,000.00
  • After June 20: $2,400.00
  • Pensions and Endowments: $1,570.00 - contact Sara for a special discount code at swu@worldforestry.org

Guest Speakers - Speakers and Moderators do not pay registration fees.  Most speakers will be contacted so that we can get you registered.

For more information on registration, contact Greg Lewis directly with questions at (978) 496 6335 or glewis@getfea.com

Continuing Education Credits Pending from:

Society of American Foresters

Oregon Real Estate Appraisers

General Review Hours - Oregon Certified Public Accountants

Refund and Cancellation Policy

  • Full refunds--on or before August 22, 2018
  • 50% refunds from Augsut 22-September 10, 2018
  • No refunds after September 10, 2018, but substitutions accepted
  • Substitutions are allowed at any time
  • All payments are due prior to the event.Unpaid registrations will be payable at the door during check-in.
  • No refunds for no-shows, we will send you a link to download the proceedings
  • If an event is cancelled for any reason, FEA and the World Forestry Center will not be responsible for any charges related to travel

2017 Agenda

Don't Tell the Wood Products Sector that Globalization is Dying

Forest Products Forum - Portland, Oregon - September 12, 2017

Presentations are available for purchase, after the event.  If interested, please contact Lisa Kelly, at lkelly@getfea.com or 978-944-2610.

Time Title Speaker
8:30-8:40 Welcome and Housekeeping FEA
8:40-9:15 Economic and Housing Outlook Brendan Lowney (FEA)
9:15-9:45 Trends in Global Cost Competitiveness Russ Taylor, President, International Wood Markets Group
9:45-10:15 Break  
10:15-11:00 Timber and Biomass Market Outlook Rocky Goodnow (FEA)
11:00-11:30 The Present Constraints to Timber Harvest Capacity in the Northwest Brian Bahs, President and CEO, WCLA Credit Union
11:30-12:00 Softwood Lumber Market Outlook Paul Jannke (FEA)
12:00-1:10 Lunch  
1:10-1:40 Russian Sawn Timber Industry and Export Markets Overview Slava Bychkov, Managing Director, Ilim Timber
1:40-2:10 America's Changing Demographics Lynn Michaelis (FEA)
2:10-2:45 Engineered Lumber Market Outlook Art Schmon (FEA)
2:45-3:15 Break  
3:15-3:45 Wood Panels Market Outlook Greg Lewis (FEA)
3:45-4:15 The Potential Growth for India’s Solid Wood Product and Timber Market Jacob Mannothra, Managing Director, Zindia
4:15-4:30 Wrap-up and Concluding Thoughts Brendan Lowney and Paul Jannke (FEA)