The conference was a reflection of the increasing co-ordination across the sector and drew together senior members of the processing and forestry growing sectors. ForestWood 2010 was held on 12 October 2010 at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington

The conference programme included how we as an industry, government and community can enable forestry to prosper and included:

  • Maximising the Value through the Value Chain – Opportunities for sector improvement through consideration of:
    - Energy and Bioenergy
    - Research and Development
    - Infrastructure (transportation, port and rail restrictions)
  • Forestry’s Relationship with the Community – What can the sector provide to the community?
  • What is the role of government?
  • How can New Zealand help forestry prosper?

The conference handbook is available for download.


ForestWood 2010 Presentations

(available for download in pdf)

Session Two: Maximize Value Through the Supply Chain

Medium Term Outlook for Global Trading and Key Commodities 528 KB Download
Doug Steel, Economist, BNZ
A Parallel Perspective 2,100 KB Download
Nigel Jones, GM Strategy, Fonterra Trade & Operations
An Australian Perspective 2,700 KB Download
Nick Roberts, CEO, Forests NSW
Looking from Within 1,000 KB  Download
Bryce Heard, CEO, Lockwood Group

Session Three: Opportunities to Influence

China: Potential for NZ Radiata Logs & Lumber : Risks & Opportunities 896 KB Download
Gerry Van Leeuwen, Vice President, International Wood Markets Group
Choosing the Right Basket of Eggs for Growth 600 KB Download
David Grimmond, Infometrics. For details about David's presentation,visit
Pathway to a Brighter Future 6,900 KB Download
Murray Sherwin, Director-General, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Session Four: Timber in Construction

A World First, Using Timber in Construction 5,600 KB Download
Andrew Irving, Architect, Irving, Smith and Jack

Session Five: Woodco Sector Association Activities

John Stulen, FICA 2,300 KB Download
John Dermer, NZFFA 2,800 KB Download
David Rhodes, FOA 1,200 KB Download
Jon Tanner, WPA 1,100 KB Download
Lawrie Halkett, PMA 328 KB Download

Session Six: Conference Closing

Conference Closing 20 KB Download
Hon David Carter, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry