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.

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 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 of 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

Speaker to be confirmed

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

1:40pm – 2:40pm

  • Untying the Red Tape for Wooden Buildings -Daniel Scheibmair, Technical and Education Manager, Building Officials Institute of New Zealand
  • David Rowlinson, Manager, Make it Wood & Make it Recycled Campaigns, Planet Ark Environmental Foundation
  • Her Worship the Mayor of Rotorua, Hon Steve Chadwick
Session 5 It’s All About Carbon
2:40pm – 3:10pm

Ensuring forestry's contribution to zero by 2050 is met

Hon James Shaw, Minister for Climate Change

3:10pm – 3:40pm

Afternoon Tea

Sponsored by W & R Jack

Session 6 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, Swazi Apparel

Please note, this programme is subject to change.