Sheraton Sopot Hotel
Sheraton Sopot Hotel, Powstańców Warszawy 10, 81-718 Sopot, Poland

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Event Date Mon Dec 7 CET - Tue Dec 8 CET (about 1 year ago)
In your timezone (EST): Mon Dec 7 1:30am - Tue Dec 8 1:00pm
Location Sheraton Sopot Hotel
Powstańców Warszawy 10, 81-718 Sopot, Poland
Region EMEA

The main theme for the IFBC2020 is: “New Forest Business Frontiers”

A greater demand for energy, volatility in the fossil fuel markets and increasing material resource scarcity are considered as the most significant sustainability megaforces shaping European and global wood industry markets over next 15 years. Together with unstable consumer demand, uncertain policies and indifference among regulators, forest and wood industry have never experienced such significant barriers to advancing sustainability and profitability.

The goal of the International Forest Business Conference 2020 is to focus on megatrends that shape forest and wood industry sectors, highlight the transformation of forest related businesses towards a low-carbon bioeconomy, discuss tensions between sustainability and cost competitiveness, and call attention to new green innovations.

Your Gain
Networking opportunities will be in abundance, and the conference will offer a unique opportunity to meet CEOs and senior management of the most influential companies in the forest business industry.

Attend this conference for in-depth discussions and analysis on forest products market challenges, opportunities, threats and issues for 2020 and beyond.


2020 Speakers

Fabrizio Nardin
Operations Manager Europe, Greenwood Resources Poland

Łukasz Tymendorf
Wood Purchasing Manager, Egger

Laura Merlini
Managing Director, Emea, Caia

Wendelin Von Gravenreuth
Senior Manager Global Forest Investments, Meag Munich Ergo Assetmanagement Gmbh

Adair Morse
Associate Professor, Berkeley Haas

Arne Rørå
Chief Executive Officer, Norskog Group

Sona Blessing
Independent Research Specialist

William E. Schlossser
Faculty, Washington State University

Tom Tuchmann
President, Us Forest Capital, Llc

Rolf Schmitz
Ceo & Co-founder, Collectivecrunch

Karolina Chudy
Chief Executive Officer, Forest Business Analytics

Frederick W. Cubbage
Professor, North Carolina State University

Hendrikus Odendal
European Category Manager Purchasing, Jeld-wen

Andriy Hrytsyuk
Investment Manager, Ingka Investments

Richard Bin Mei
Associate Professor, University of Georgia

Johan Ekenstedt
Ceo and Founder, Arboreal

Charl De Villiers
Principal Emea Business Development, Margules Groome

Krzysztof Wypij
Forest Management Certification Technical Manager, Bureau Veritas Certification Holding

Birger Solberg
Professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Rafał Chudy
Senior Forestry Consultant, Norskog

Richard T. Yao
Scientist - Resource Economist, Scion

Mark Willhite
President, World Forest Investment, Inc.

Justin Beardon
Manager – Infrastructure & Natural Resources, Preqin

Robert L. Izlar
Director, Harley Langdale, Jr. Center for Forest Business, Uga

Jacek Siry
Professor of Forest Economics, Harley Langdale, Jr. Center for Forest Business, Uga

John Foppert
Co-founder, Pekin Branch Forestry

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors

• Norskog
• CAIA Association
• GreenWood Resources Poland
• CollectiveCrunch

• US Forest Capital
• Southern Forest Resource Assessment Consortium
• D&D Larix, LLC
• Talking Forests
• Margules Groome
• World Forest Investment Inc.
• preqin

• Forest Monitor
• Las Polski

• NC State University
• The University of Georgia’s Center for Forest Business
• Washington State University
• Przemysl Drzewny