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4th Annual Western Industry Conference to be held on January 19

 Wednesday, January 11, 2017

wfrcAn unique event with focus on the outlook for the forest industry in 2017. Insightful presentations include:


•    Timber supply update for British Columbia
•    Market trends for US Northwest sawmills
•    North American log exports to Asia
•    Profitability for US and Canadian sawmills
•    Logging and hauling costs in the US
•    Changing opportunities for sawmills in British Columbia


4th Annual Conference which is going to be held on January 19 is organized by Wood Resources International and the Western Forestry and Conservation Association.


“Mapping the Course – Timberlands, Forest Products Processing and Wood Fiber Issues for 2017”


Join them for this one-day conference for in-depth discussions and analysis on forest products market challenges, opportunities, threats and issues in Western North America for 2017 and beyond. Industry experts and analysts from the US and Canada will address topics such as:


•    Price Trends for Sawlogs and Wood Chips in North America
Hakan Ekstrom/Tim Gammell, Wood Resources International LLC
•    Wood Fiber supply chain outlook in 2017
Charles Spiggle, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Securities
•    Strategic Issues for US Northwest Timberlands in 2017
John Davis, Operations Manager, Green Diamond
•    Changes in the British Columbia Wood Supply Base
Albert Nussbaum, Director of Forest Analysis, BC Ministry of Forests
•    Changing Market Opportunities for BC Interior Sawmills
Walter Matosevic, General Manager, Canfor Pulp Ltd
•    New Ownership and Wood Fiber Issues in the PNW Pulp Sector
Pete Foley, Fiber Buyer, Nippon Dynawave Packaging Co
•    Opportunities and Threats for the US West Coast Plywood Sector in 2017
Tyler Freres, Vice President, Freres Group
•    Sawlog Costs, Investments and Market Trends for the US NW Sawmilling Sector
Todd Payne, President, Seneca Sawmill Co.
•    North American Log Export Markets in Asia
Tom Leeds, President, PLS International
•    Profitability and Production Cost Trends for the Sawmilling Sector in North America
Bryan Beck, President, The Beck Group
•    Costs for Logging, Hauling and Forest Management in the US Forest Industry
Brooks Mendell, President, FORISK Consulting


The conference will be held at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA, located close to Portland, Oregon’s airport.

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