Who Will Own the Forest? 2022 Agenda

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Tuesday, September 20

5:00 – 8:00 pm Opening Reception and Check-in in Museum

Enjoy appetizers, drinks, and exhibits while networking inside our Discovery Museum

Wednesday, September 21

7:30 am Women in Timber Breakfast Social in Cheatham Hall

A complimentary networking event co-sponsored by: Eversheds Sutherland, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, and World Forestry Center

Register for Women in Timber here

7:30 am Breakfast, Conference Check-in, and Conference Sessions in Miller Hall

8:15 am Session Opening

  • Joe Furia, Executive Director, World Forestry Center

8:30 am Session 1: Keynote

Dates and times below are subject to change as we confirm additional speakers and topics.
8:30 am CEO and Executive Leaders Roundtable
  • Moderator: Jeff Nuss, Founder and Former President & CEO, GreenWood Resources
  • David Brand, CEO, New Forests
  • Angie Davis, President, Campbell Global
  • Tim Hartigan, Managing Director, Portfolio Management and Marketing, Timberland Investment Resources
  • Jim Hourdequin, Managing Director and CEO, The Lyme Timber Company
  • Tom Sarno, Global Head of Timberland Investments, Manulife Investment Management

9:40 am Break

Session 2: Housing, Lumber, and Wood Trade

10:10 am US Housing and Lumber Outlook
  • Paul Jannke, Principal, Lumber, Forest Economic Advisors
10:40 am Russian Sanctions and Log Export Ban – Impact on Wood Trade
  • Håkan Ekström, Director, International Forest Products Sector, ResourceWise

Session 3: Where Should Investors Be Buying Timberlands in the US?

11: 10 am Strategic Issues Affecting the Location of Wood-Using Mills and Implications for Timberland Investors
  • Moderator: Bret Vicary, Director, Sewall Forestry & Natural Resource Consulting / A Huber Company
  • Amanda Lang, COO and Vice President of Client Services, Forisk Consulting
  • Todd Payne, President, Lumber, Sierra Pacific Industries
  • Cade Warner, Chief Sustainability Officer, The Westervelt Company

12:10 pm Lunch served in Plaza

Session 4: Forests as Climate Action Investment

1:20 pm The Business of Decarbonization: Forest Offsets and Corporate Climate Strategy
  • Moderator: Mark Wishnie, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head, Landscape Capital, BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group (TIG)
  • Van Butsic, Senior Scientist, Carbon Direct 
  • Tracy Johns, Carbon Removal Specialist, Meta
2:10 pm What Constitutes a High Quality Carbon Offset? Perspectives from Across the Value Chain
  • Moderator: Bettina von Hagen, Co-Founder and CEO, EFM
  • Steve Baczko, Head of Business Development, Finite Carbon
  • Eric Cooperström, Managing Director, Impact Investing and Natural Climate Solutions, Manulife Investment Management
  • Alejandro Segura, General Manager, Offsets, Chevron New Energies

3:00 pm Break

3:30 pm Formalizing ESG in Investment Mandates
  • Moderator: Eric Hallstein, Managing Director, Agriculture and Natural Assets, Macquarie Asset Management
  • Renee Cheung, Managing Partner, Bonterra Partners
  • Elizabeth Crouse, Partner, Power Practice Group Coordinator, K&L Gates
  • Charlotte Kaiser, Head of Impact Finance, BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group (TIG)
  • Tom Tuchmann, President, US Forest Capital

Session 5: Supply-Chain Challenges

4:20 pm Supply-Chain Challenges in the Forest Sector
  • Moderator: Tim O’Hara, Vice President, Government Affairs, Forest Resources Association
  • Dale Lemmons, Owner and President, Interstate Wood Products and Signature Transport
  • Pete Stewart, President, CEO & Founder, ResourceWise

5:10 – 8:00 pm Outdoor Reception in Miller Garden

Thursday, September 22

7:30 am Conference Check-in and Breakfast in Miller Hall

8:30 am Session Opening in Miller Hall

  • Joe Furia, Executive Director, World Forestry Center

8:40 am Session 6: Emerging Wood Markets in the Shift to Low Carbon

Dates and times below are subject to change as we confirm additional speakers and topics.
8:40 am Mass Timber Market Update: U.S. Market Outlook and Softwood Supply
  • Janelle Leafblad, Senior Director, Western Division, WoodWorks
9:10 am Are Wood-Based Biofuels Ready for Take-Off?
  • Moderator: Claire Huxtable, Paper & Forest Products Analyst, ERA Forest Products Research
  • Nick Andrews, CEO & Co-Founder, USA BioEnergy
  • Matt Elhardt, Vice President, Global Sales, ResourceWise

10:00 am Break

Session 7: Inflation and Timberland Underwriting

10:30 am Impacts of Inflation Upon Timberland Underwriting and Management Decisions
  • Jim Gasperoni, Managing Partner, Ellis Square Capital
  • Chris Larson, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Alder Point Capital Management

11:20 am Sessions Close

11:30 am Lunch served in Plaza

1:30 pm End

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Meet the Speakers

Who Will Own the Forest? features leading voices from across diverse sectors.