Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM EST
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Georgia Tech Global Learning Center 
84 5th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

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Heather Clark 
Forisk Consulting 

Wood Flows & Cash Flows: Investment Research & Strategic Analysis for the Forest Industry 

Please join us for the inaugural "Wood Flows & Cash Flows" event in Atlanta, GA on December 7, 2017. The early registration discount is available until Monday, November 20th. Seating is limited.

This course qualifies for 6.0 hours of Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) credits and 6.0 hours of Georgia Real Estate/Appraisal CE credits.

Click here to view the detailed course agenda and full course description. There will be an optional networking mixer immediately following the event.

Course Overview:

The investment in and management of timberland assets and wood-using facilities rely on a current, localized understanding of factors driving forest industry costs, revenues, capital investment and technological shifts. This understanding supports decisions related to the valuation of timber portfolios and public forest industry firms, projects targeting forest industry efficiencies, and investments in forests and forest product mills. This course details research for analysis supporting investments in the forest industry.

Delivered in an interactive environment, this event includes educational, tangible content that participants can directly apply to strategic plans, market analysis, budgeting efforts and investment approaches. The agenda uses a “hybrid” approach with “deep dive” presentations, case study examples, brief research updates and a facilitated panel. The Forest Industry panel will address the implications and potential of new technology on the forest products and timber sectors.

Panel particpants include:

  • Howe Wallace, Jr., CEO of PalletOne, the largest pallet manufacturer in the U.S.; 
  • Lynn Wilson, Director of Natural Resources at Louisiana-Pacific, a global manufacturer of engineered wood products; and 
  • Alan Robbins, Regional Sale Manager with USNR, the world's largest supplier of equipment and technology to wood-processing firms.

During this event, participants can expect to reinforce the following skills:

  • Distinguish between major and minor factors affecting timber and wood-related costs and revenues in timberland appraisals and valuation models, and for wood-using mills.
  • Develop or identify scenarios to test economic assumptions for capital investments and company performance in the forest products industry.
  • Prepare for common shareholder and senior management questions associated with forecasts and timber market assessments.

During this event, particpants can expect to gain the following knowledge:

  • Understand the current state of forest industry capital investment and implications for regional capacity and market analysis;
  • Better understand the forest industry supply chain and underlying cost drivers for wood raw material delivery;
  • Frameworks for applying forest supply modeling and implications for timberland investments and forest industry capital expenditures; and
  • Better understand the role of scenarios in driving timber market forecasts.