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14, Nov 2018 -

International Woodfibre Resource and Trade Conference

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For the first time, the International Woodfibre Resource and Trade Conference will be held in the United States at the Savannah International Convention Centre in Savannah, GA. The conference (8th in the series) will take place from 2 to 4 November 2015 and will be followed by a field trip from 5 to 6 November 2015. The field trip will provide an opportunity for international delegates to see a cross section of the forest industry in Southern US.

This popular conference, which regularly attracts over 200 delegates from 30 different countries, has been held in Singapore, Australia, Chile, Turkey, Brazil and Uruguay. It is uniquely focused on the international supply chain of woodchips (for pulp and wood-based panels) and for biomass (pellets and woodchips), covering the range from plantation to port to end-use customers overseas.

Known by many long-term attendees as “The Woodchip Conference,” this unique conference is the only one that focuses on the international trade in woodchips and biomass, covering the entire supply chain from plantation forest through ocean transport and to overseas end-users. The past several conferences (Chile in 2014, Turkey in 2013 and Singapore in 2011) attracted professionals who are actively involved in this trade from more than 30 different countries. From plantation owners to exporters, shippers, end users, timberland investors and wood pellet or woodchip producers, the conference provides an opportunity to network and to learn about geographic and industry sector trends.

Why attend?
•    Meet with forest owners, woodchip and pulplog suppliers and buyers from all over the world.
•    Gather information on investment and market opportunities from conference and field trips.
•    Get up to date with the most interesting topics related to wood fiber supply and demand.
•    Discuss which countries will be the major suppliers of woodchips and pulplogs of eucalyptus fiber.
•    Have a memorable time at the conference and field trips.

Who should attend?
•    Woodchip and biomass exporters, woodchip and biomass importers, other pulp companies not yet importing, resource owners, equipment suppliers, transportation (shippers), plantation investors, machinery manufacturers.
•    Government agencies, consultants, bankers, carbon trading specialists, investors - pension funds, REITs.

One of the most popular segments of the conference program is the ‘New Projects Panel’, where a selection of registered delegates is given 5 to 7 minutes to briefly highlight a new project or new technology for producing and handling woodchips. These have included new woodchip supply operations, new customers looking for fibre sourcing, companies developing innovative technologies for the industry and significant plantation investment projects.

These speaking slots are available only to registered delegates. Interested participants should contact Bob Flynn on email: rflynn@risi.com.

Source: International Woodfibre Resource and Trade Conference (Edited)

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