Who Will Own the Forest? 14 is a 2.5 day event, beginning with an evening reception on September 25, conference sessions and evening reception on September 26, and conference sessions on September 27.
The 8th Forest Products Forum on September 25, 2018 will precede WWOTF14 at the World Forestry Center in Portland, Oregon.
2018 SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES
The conference is an opportunity to offer a unique perspective on issues facing investors and/or managers of institutional grade timberland. We seek presentations that challenge people’s thinking, expose issues, and are prepared specifically for the conference.
If you are interested in speaking, please complete this form.
- Trends and Developments in Forestland Investing
- Institutional Investor Perspectives
- Politics and Regulatory Affairs
- Developing the Forest Investment Talent Pool
- Forest Technology
- International Investing and Markets
- Foreign Ownership Challenges
- Forest Carbon Offset Markets
- Other Emerging Markets
2018 AGENDA – DRAFT
(Speakers, Topics, and Times may change. Please check back)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
5:00 – 8:00 PM: Opening Reception at WFC Discovery Museum
Enjoy cocktails, refreshments and hors d’oeuvres inside one of Portland’s major tourist attractions, the World Forestry Center’s Discovery Museum.
The opening reception has become a must-attend event, a great way to meet up with clients and old friends before the conference session starts the following day.
Reception is open only to those registered for either WWOTF or The Forest Products Forum.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Side-event: Women in Timber
7:30 – 8:30 AM Women in Timber Breakfast Social in Mount Hood Room of Museum
Ladies, please join us for a networking event sponsored by hosts Eversheds Sutherland and Schwabe.
Event is free with conference registration.
7:30 – 8:30 AM Registration in Miller Hall
Session 1: The Big Picture: Interest Rates, Housing, Labor Markets
8:30 – 9:00 AM Interest rates and Implications for Real Asset Valuations
9:00 – 9:30 AM Housing and Timber Demand Outlook
Lynn Michaelis, Forest Economic Advisors
9:30 – 10:00 AM Labor Markets and Demographic Changes in the Timber Sector
10:00 – 10:30 AM Morning Break
10:30 – 11:00 AM Disruption and Evolution in the Construction Sector
Session 2: Investor Perspectives
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Panel: Institutional Investor Concerns
12:00 – 1:10 PM Lunch in Plaza
Session 3: Tax and Regulatory Affairs
1:10 – 2:30 PM Panel: Innovative Management and Investment Structures for Improved Investment Outcomes
- Jane Alonso, National Alliance of Forest Owners
- Korey Collins, RSM
Session 4: Investment Performance
2:30 – 3:00 PM Asset Class Evaluation—How has Timberland Fared?
Carter Coe, Stafford Timberlands
3:00 – 3:30 PM Afternoon Break
3:30 – 4:00 PM What Does Forward Looking Performance for Timberland Look Like?
Brooks Mendell, President, FORISK
What are best practices and criteria for robust alternative asset benchmarks and how does the NCREIF Timberland Index compare? How should investors use the NCREIF Timberland Index when evaluating timberland performance and their managers?
4:00 – 4:30 PM A Closer Look at Southern Pine Sawtimber Prices
4:30 – 5:00 PM Mill Capacity Outlook and Effect on Timber Prices
5:00 – 8:00 PM Reception in Plaza
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Session 5: Conservation, Carbon and Biomass
8:30 – 9:00 AM Do Conservation Oriented Forestry Funds Perform Better?
9:00 – 9:30 AM Investing in Carbon Offsets Offsets and other Ecosystem Services
Connie Best, Pacific Forest Trust
9:30 – 10:00 AM Wood Biomass— A Carbon Neutral Investment?
10:00 – 10:30 AM Break
Session 6: TIMO 2.0 – Succession Planning
10:30 – 11:10 AM Challenges and Opportunities in Succession Planning
- Sam Radcliffe, Prentiss & Carlisle
- Jeff Siegrist, Jeffrey M. Siegrist & Companyy
Session 7: Supply Chain and Transportation Issues
11:10 AM – 12:10 PM Challenges and Advances in the Supply Chain: Harvesting Technology, Transportation Services and Infrastructure
Moderator Jim Hourdequin, The Lyme Timber Company
12:10 – 1:10 PM Lunch in Plaza
Session 8: Innovation and Technology: Impact on Forest Management and Silviculture
1:10 – 1:30 PM The Future for Silviculture
1:30 – 1:50 PM New Inventory and Mapping Technology
Zack Parisa, Silvia Terra
1:50 – 2:10 PM The Era of Tech: Drones and LIDAR
Michael G. Wing, Oregon State University Aerial Information Systems (AIS) Lab
Session 9: International Markets
2:10 – 2:40 PM India’s Wood Markets Opportunity
Jacob Mannothra, Zindia
2:40 – 3:10 PM South America
3:10 – 3:40 PM Frontier Markets
3:40 PM Closing
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