INTERNATIONAL WOODFIBRE RESOURCES AND TRADE CONFERENCE, SANTIAGO, CHILE
- NOVEMBER 3-4, 2014 - OPTIONAL FIELD TRIP NOVEMBER 5-7, FIELD TRIP IS
India: The New Market for Woodchip Imports!
India began importing woodchips in mid-2013, and the trade continues to expand in 2014
many years woodchip suppliers have been trying to open up a new market
in India, which has experienced a surge in pulpwood prices in recent
years. The West Coast Paper Mills was the first company in India to
begin importing woodchips in mid-2013, and is the largest woodchip
importer by far in that country. We are delighted to announce that Mr.
R.K. Chopra, Head of Raw Material Procurement for West Coast Paper Mills
(WCPM), the largest Indian woodchip importing company,WCPM, will
discuss this new emerging market in his presentation, “India: The New Market for Woodchip Imports”
at the Santiago conference on November 3, 2014. WCPM is certified for
FSC Chain of Custody and FSC Controlled Wood, and has one of the best
developed farm forestry programs (“captive plantations”) in India, with
clonal development for eucalyptus, acacia and casuarina.
The Atlantic Region Woodchip Market – Where is it heading in 2015?
the market for woodchip imports in the Atlantic region is much smaller
than the Pacific region, it is a key part of global trade in woodfiber.
At this year’s conference, we have two highly qualified speakers to
cover two of the key markets, Turkey and Iberia.
• Mr. Orhan Olcen
is External Purchasing Chief for Kastamonu Entegre, one of the biggest
woodchip imports in the Atlantic region. Kastamonu is part of the US$2.1
billion Hayat Holding, and has 13 wood panel plants in Turkey, Romania,
Bulgaria, Bosnia Herzegovina and Russia. Mr. Olcen will provide his
perspective on importing logs and woodchips from USA, Venezuela, Canada,
Ukraine and Brazil.
• Mr. Jose Reis
is the owner of BSL S.A., an international logistics company based in
Portugal. BSL trades extensively in woodchips and biomass (as well as
steel, textiles and cement), and has its own logging equipment and
trucks for harvesting and transport. The company’s partnership with an
important German firm, MTL – Maritime Transport Logistic, allows it to
handle water-borne as well as land-based trade in woodchips and biomass.
Mr. Reis will discuss the pulpwood imports in Spain and Portugal, the
important cross-border trade between those companies, and the developing
trade in biomass in southern Europe.
New Owner for the Conference
founders Peter Lyford-Pike, Dennis Neilson and Bob Flynn are pleased to
announce that Boston, USA based RISI has acquired the International
Woodfibre Resources and Trade Conference. RISI is the world’s largest
information company provider to the forest products industry, covering
all sectors of the forestry and forest products industry worldwide. Its
now direct involvement in the marketing and advertising of this Santiago
Conference will likely attract even more delegates to this meeting from
its extensive global database of contacts, which will enhance
networking opportunities. While RISI will take over registration and
conference management immediately, delegates will likely notice no
difference in this Santiago conference, and Peter, Dennis and Bob will
be involved in planning future conferences.
New Project Panel – Hear the latest news on development of woodchip and biomass projects and plantation investments
of the most popular segments of our conference program is the “New
Projects Panel”, where a selection of registered delegates is given 5-7
minutes to briefly highlight a new project. These have included new
woodchip supply operations, new customers looking for fiber sourcing,
companies developing innovative technologies for the industry, and
significant plantation investment projects. These speaking slots are
available only to registered delegates. We still have some slots available on this panel-- interested participants should contact Bob Flynn email@example.com
registration rates were scheduled to increase as of August 16, but we
have extended this deadline for higher rates until September 1, please
register now to save money!
Field Trip is Sold Out!
response to our field trip has been remarkable, and as of August 12th
this event is fully booked. We apologize to those who hadn’t booked
their places in time. For delegates who are particularly interested to
visit other parts of Chile, or meet with and visit particular companies,
please let us know and we’ll do our best to help you set up an
independent trip on your own.
We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the conference in Santiago!