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Thursday 5 November

08.30 Registration
09.00 Welcome and Opening of the conference
Royal Netherlands Timber Trade Association (NTTA), Harry Gras (Chairman NTTA and CEO of Houtimport Gras)
European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS), Sampsa Auvinen (President of EOS and CEO of Norvik Timber Industries)
European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF), Andreas von Möller (President ETTF and managing partner of Jacob Jürgensen)
ISC moderator, John White (former CEO of UK TTF)
09.15 Statistical Market Overview by Rupert Oliver (Forest Industries Intelligence)
Market developments – European production by Sampsa Auvinen (EOS)
Market developments – European users by Andreas von Möller (ETTF)
10.45 Coffee Break
11.15 Regional Market Analyses:
United States and Canada by Marc Brinkmeyer (Chairman and Co-owner Idaho Forest Group)
North Africa by Guillaume Hotelin (Deputy CEO, Comarbois)
Middle East by Jan Gustaf Roempke (Managing Director ARA Timber)
Russia by Sviatoslav Bychkov (Managing Director ILIM Timber)
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Market Workshops
Round table discussions, topics as per handout.
14.30 Coffee Break
15.00 Feedback from workshops
16.00 Close
17.00 Departure to the Rijksmuseum for the Gala Dinner

Friday 6 November

9.00 Wood Toolbox by Otto Bosch (consultant European Wood Network)
  The world’s tallest wood building is growing in Bergen by Ole Kleppe (Project manager BOB BBL)
9.35 Regional Market Analyses:
Overview of Softwood Lumber Market in China - Speaker to be confirmed
9.55 Opportunities in Japan – a small country with a big lumber market by Naohiro (Bob) Iwami (General Manager, Japan Sales & Marketing, Interfor Japan)
10.15 Discussions of presentations
10.30 Coffee Break
11.00 Softwood Related Markets:
Wood Packaging and Pallet Markets by Marc Michielsen  (President of CEI-Bois and Executive Director FEFPEB)
11.20 Pulp and Paper Developments by Marco Mensink, (Director General of the Confederation of European Paper Industries, CEPI)
11.40 ISC 2015’s wrap up and closing remarks
12.00 The International Softwood Conference 2016
12.15 Close and Lunch