UK Softwood Conference 2021 goes virtual

March 18, 2021

By: The Working Forest Staff

We will explore how the UK softwood sector bounced back to record numbers during the pandemic, how Brexit is affecting trade, the impact the pandemic has had on the global softwood sector, including the US and Europe, and what the recent Budget announcement means for housing and construction.

Leading industry speakers include Olle Berg, EVP Market and Business Development of Setra, Noble Francis, Economics Director of the Construction Products Association (CPA) and Nick Moore, Managing Director of Timber Trends.

ATTENDEES TO THE EVENT WILL LEARN:

  • The impact of Covid-19 on the softwood market.
  • Market updates from Scandinavia, Central Europe, the US, and the UK.
  • The outlook for 2021 following on from the pandemic.
  • What the future of trade looks like.
  • The forecast for the construction and housing sector following on from the Chancellor’s Budget announcement.

 

To stay up to date with the latest news and to join the conversation use the #UKSC21 across social media and follow @TimberTradeFed on Twitter and @TimberTradeFederation on LinkedIn.

See below to register for your ticket!

10:00-10:05

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
David Hopkins, CEO of the Timber Trade Federation

10:05-10:45 

GLOBAL OVERVIEW
Olle Berg, EVP Market, and Business Development, Setra

10:45-10:50

BREAK

10:50-11:00

TIMBER TRADE FLOWS TO THE UK
Nick Moore, Managing Director of Timber Trends

11:00-11:20

EU SUPPLIER TALKS

Latvia
Kevin Hayes, Managing Director, AKZ Timber

Finland
Matti Mikola, Managing Director of the Federation of Finish Woodworking Industrie

11:20-11:30

EU SUPPLIER PANEL DISCUSSION

Matti Mikola, Managing Director of the Federation of Finish Woodworking Industries

Kevin Hayes, Managing Director, AKZ Timber

Olle Berg, EVP Market, and Business Development, Setra

11:30-12:00

UK MARKET PRODUCTION

Scotland
Keith Ainslie, Sales Director of James Jones

Republic of Ireland
TBC

12:00-12:05

BREAK

12:05-12:50

CONSTRUCTION AND HOUSING FORECAST
Noble Francis, Economics Director, Construction Products Association (CPA)

12:50-13:00

CLOSING WORDS 
David Hopkins, CEO of the Timber Trade Federation

 

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