ForestWood 2018

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 21 March 2018

ForestWood 2018 Conference, Wednesday 21 March 2018, Te Papa, Wellington

Dress Code: Business Attire. MC: Scott Champion.

Download the conference programme with bios and abstracts.

8:00am Registration desk open
9:00am – 9:20am

Conference Opening and Welcome - Growth Versus Gremlins
Brian Stanley, Woodco Chair

9:20am - 10:00am

"The Plan"
Hon Shane Jones, Minister of Forestry
After 150 days in office, we will hear from the Minister on progress and objectives for achieving a billion trees.

Session 1 Foreign Direct Investment – What’s In It For Us
10:00am – 10:20am Where the Wild Things Are? Foreign Direct Investment in the New Zealand Forestry Sector
John Ballingall, Deputy Chief Executive, New Zealand Institute of Economic Research
10:20am – 10:50am

Morning Tea
Sponsored by W & R Jack

Session 2 Where a Billion Trees Will Go
10:50am – 12:20pm
  • Farm Land - A Land Bank Owner's Perspective - Andrew Hoggard, Vice President, Federated Farmers of New Zealand
  • Māori Land - Kim von Lanthen, Director, Totiu Te Waonui and ForestX
  • Crown Land - Dave Talbot, Director Partnerships, Department of Conservation
Session 3 The Future of New Zealand’s Forest Industry
12:20pm 12:40pm

A Future for Trees and Houses in NZ
Pamela Bell, CEO, PrefabNZ

12:40pm – 1:25pm Lunch
Session 4 Why Wood First  

1:25pm – 3.10pm

  • Untying the Red Tape for Wooden Buildings - Daniel Scheibmair, Technical and Education Manager, Building Officials Institute of New Zealand
  • Why Wood is Good for the Environment and our Health - David Rowlinson, Manager, Make it Wood & Make it Recycled Campaigns, Planet Ark Environmental Foundation
  • The Challenge of Adopting/Advocating/Leading Wood First - Her Worship the Mayor of Rotorua, Hon Steve Chadwick
3:10pm – 3:40pm

Afternoon Tea
Sponsored by W & R Jack

Session 5
Industry Representation  
3:40pm – 4:15pm

Pan Industry Involvement in the Australian Government’s Plan
Ross Hampton, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Forest Products Association

4:15pm – 4:45pm

Wrap Up and Final Thoughts
Jon Tanner, Chief Executive, Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association of New Zealand and David Rhodes, Chief Executive Officer, New Zealand Forest Owners Association

5:00pm Pre-dinner Drinks

Conference Dinner - Sponsored by C3
Location: Te Marae, Te Papa
After Dinner Speaker: Davey Hughes

Please note, this programme is subject to change. Hon James Shaw is no longer able to attend.