The ForestWood 2012 Conference was entitled "A New World in Wood". It was held on 21 March 2012 at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington.

The programme comprised of four sessions that outlined the strategic intent of our industry and the opportunities that lie ahead.

The first session was "Setting the scene" and comprised of the "Conference opening and welcome" by Mark Hansen, President, WPA and followed with "Intentions of a second term Key lead Government" by Hon. Nathan Guy, Associate Minister of Primary Industrie.

The second session was "Strategies for Success"; the second session was about "Seismic Shifts"; the third session touched on "Game Breaking Changes".

 The conference handbook is available for download.


ForestWood 2012 Presentations

(available for download in pdf)

Session Two - Strategies for success

Economies and currencies 1,000 KB Download
Doug Steel, Economist, BNZ
Global dynamics of the forest products industry - 2012 3,200 KB Download
Adjunct Professor of Forest Biomaterials, Dr Richard Phillips, North Carolina State University, USA
Pan-industry strategic action plan    
Lees Seymour, Managing Director, Nelson Forest Ltd and Chair of the Governance Group of Woodco over viewing the Strategic Action Plan – Presentation not available
NZ Wood changes up a gear 1,700 KB Download
Jane Arnott, CEO, NZ Wood
MAF: Working with the forest and wood products sector to support growth 1,500 KB Download
Paul Stocks, Deputy Director-General, Policy, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Session Three - Seismic shifts

Transformation in the Canadian forest industry – the four pillars strategy 1,400 KB Download
Andrew Goodison, FP Innovations, Canada
Earthquakes around the globe and rebuild response learning’s    
Stefano Pampanin, Associate Professor , University of Canterbury, Christchurch – Presentation not available
World-wide emerging engineered building technologies 6,400 KB Download
Pierre Quenneville, Professor of Timber Design, University of Auckland

Session Four - Game breaking changes

Chinese plantation strategy and future wood fibre demand    
Bruce Easton, Managing Director, Resource Management
Behavioural change and co-opetition – creating sustainable success in an ever changing world    
Dave Hadfield, MindPlus; Kapiti Coast, Wellington – Presentation not available, however please feel free to contact Dave by email