Western Hardwood International Convention & Exposition

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Western Hardwood International Convention and Exposition

Asian, European and U.S. East Coast buyers will be exposed to a smorgasbord of western hardwoods from primary producers, secondary producers, and wholesalers, plus importers and exporters. Up to 30 exhibitors will be available to show over a dozen western hardwood species. Lumber, millwork, and finished products will be highlighted. Topical information, training seminars and a mill tour will also be featured during the three-day event.

 Schedule of Events

 

April 30:

  

 

Morning Session

  7:30 a.m.

Registration Opens

  7:30 a.m.

Exhibitor set-up

  9:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote Speaker - US Congresswoman Jaime Herrera-Beutler
Regulations and political climate affecting harvest and shipment of PNW hardwoods.

  10:30 a.m.

Exhibitor Showcase

  11:30 a.m.

Lunch

 

 

Afternoon Session

  1:00 p.m.

Seminar #1: Environmental Policies - Trade & Impacts on the Pacific Northwest Hardwood Industry - Mike Snow, American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC)

  2:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Showcase

  2:30 p.m.

Seminar #2: Exporting and Importing Hardwoods Without Costly Mistakes
Panel: Mike Snow, AHEC; Brenda Barnes, Allports; Jennifer Woods, US Commercial Service, US Dept. of Commerce; Jeff McEwen, Hanjin Shipping

  3:30 p.m.

Exhibitor Showcase

 

 

Evening Session

  5:30 p.m.

Reception, Dinner, Auction

 

May 1:

  

 

Morning Session

  8:00 a.m.

Exhibitor Showcase

  9:00 a.m.

Seminar #3: University of Washington Western Hardwood Inventory Assessment: What's Available in 2013 to 2040 for Harvest - Team headed by Bruce Bare, Dean Emeritus, University of Washington, Director Institute of Forest Resources

  10:30 a.m.

Seminar #4 - Concurrent Sessions
  • Design Trends Affecting Pacific Northwest Hardwoods - Amy Running, Boora Architects; Ryan Temple, Sustainable Northwest Wood; Ian Hanna, Forest Stewardship Council
  • Western Hardwood Grades and Their Use - Dana Spessert, National Hardwood Lumber Association; Steve Wilson, Collins Companies; Jeff Wirkkala, Hardwood Industries

  12:00 p.m.

Lunch

 

 

Afternoon Session

  1:00 p.m.

Seminar #5 - Concurrent Sessions

 

  • Manufacturing With Hardwoods - Mike Lipke, Trillium Pacific Millwork; Lee Jimerson, Collins Companies; Scott Leavengood, Oregon Wood Innovation Center, Oregon State University
  • Alder Growth & Yield Model - Andrew Bluhm, Hardwood Silviculture Coop, Oregon State University

  1:30 p.m.

Seminar #6 - Concurrent Sessions

 

  • Pacific Northwest Hardwood Veneer Production and Use Trends - Tim Schallich, Columbia Forest Products
  • Superior Seedlings for Superior Alder - Barri Herman, Washington State University

  2:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Showcase

  2:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

 

  • Western Hardwood Association Annual Meeting - Mission, Certification, Membership, Elections
  • Washington Hardwoods Commission Annual Meeting - Impact of Government Regulations, Lacey Act, Elections

  3:30 p.m.

Exhibitor Showcase

  5:00 p.m.

Oregon Microbrew Reception in Exhibit Hall

 

May 2:

  

  8:00 a.m.

Tours - choice of:
  • Portland - This half-day field trip will stop at:
    • Urban Timber Works - See a small specialized mill cutting large diameter urban salvage, both hardwood and softwood. Urban Timber Works provides urban salvaged or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified custom wood products including: furniture, cabinetry, framing lumber, flooring, trim, molding, slabs and siding.
    • Sustainable Northwest Wood - Visit a distributor of all western hardwoods, including major and minor species. Sustainable Northwest Wood works with local mills to provide the regional green building community with an easily-accessible supply of FSC certified and sustainably sourced dimensional lumber and Northwest hardwoods.
    • The Joinery - Check out this high-end, sustainably harvested, handcrafted beautiful hardwood furniture manufacturer.
    • Price includes transportation and lunch.
  • or
  • Boardman - This full day field trip will take you east to Boardman, OR, through the beautiful Columbia River Gorge to the GreenWood Tree Farm Fund’s fully-integrated operation.
    • First, you'll see the beautiful GreenWood Tree Farm’s Pacific Albus hardwood plantation.
    • Then you will visit  Upper Columbia Mill, the Pacific Albus sawmill operated by The Collins Companies, and the brand new Pacific Albus veneer plant, operated by Columbia Forest Products.
    • This will be followed by a tour of Upper Columbia Mill’s kilns and planer operation.
    • Price includes transportation and lunch.


Registration:  
Western Hardwood Association Member or
Washington Hardwoods Commission Constituent
$175   WHA Member/WHC Constituent - spouse $100
Non Member $375   Non member - spouse $100
One day registration $100   One day - spouse $ 50
Student (includes both days) $100      
Reception & Dinner, April 30th $ 75      
Mill Tours $ 75      
7.5 CE Credits available for this convention.


Collins Companies Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company GreenWood Tree Farm Fund
Rose City Wood Products TradeTec   Longview Fibre  

Institute of Forest Resources


Washington Farm Forest Association
Hardwood Federation NCF  
Oregon Wood Innovation Center

WSU
WCL
Washington Hardwoods Commission    
Western Hardwood Association LAHLC HF  
NHLA AHEC OSU IWPA Forest Business Network