Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 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 

Forisk's Annual Event

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

Please join us for Forisk's Annual Event, "Wood Flows & Cash Flows," in Atlanta, GA on December 13, 2018 from 8:30am - 4:30pm, followed by a networking mixer from 4:30pm - 6:00pm. The early registration discount is available until Friday, November 30th. Click here to view the 2018 Description and Agenda.

Applications will be submitted for 6.0 hours of Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) credits and 6.0 hours of Georgia Real Estate/Appraisal CE credits.

Registration Information:

  • Early Registration Fee: $750 (available until Nov. 30)
  • Late Registration Fee: $850 (after Nov. 30)
  • Registration closes on December 7th
  • 10% discount available for companies who subscribe to the Forisk Research Quarterly (FRQ). Email hclark@forisk.com for the promo code.
  • Registration fee includes: event attendence, printed materials, breakfast, lunch, snack breaks, and networking mixer.

Event 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 tangible content that participants can directly apply to strategic plans, market analyses, valuation models, 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. This year, the Executive Panel will address the topic of financing capital investments in the forest products industry.

2018 Panelists:
  • Brian Davis, CFO at CatchMark Timber Trust
  • Jason Denton, Director at MetLife Timberland Finance Group
  • Kevin Hudson, Senior Vice President of Forest Resources at WestRock

 Feedback from 2017 WF&CF participants:

  • Great job. So many light bulbs went off.
  • Very informative and the flow from topic to topic was seamless and ordered perfectly.
  • All the sessions were great. I especially enjoyed the executive panel discussion and the audience participation. Great to learn from other attendees.
  • Having the entire Forisk team there was great. All of you have the uncanny ability to relate pertinent issues in our industry in a way that we can easily understand. The cases are simply the best, most worthwhile CE opportunities available. Thank you to all of you.
  • The group was the right size. This made the interaction with presenters easier.
  • Great variety [and] tools to take to my own company’s forecasting…I got specific insight into regional markets that I can take home with me and gives me direction….

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, participants 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.