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Finance sector to get insider view at Australian Forestry Conference

Key Finance company leaders and risk specialists are going to be treated to a unique and insightful view of the Australian forestry sector in early March at a national forestry finance event.

The Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) is bringing together local and
overseas experts for the inaugural Future Forestry Finance Conference at the Novotel
Brighton Beach Hotel in Sydney on 1-2nd March 2010.

The Sydney-based event is focused on strengthening ties between the finance and forest products industries in Australia. Many of the major players in forestry have already registered their leading managers for the event. Finance sector leaders will do well to ensure they have key people attending the event as well.

“Globally, the Australian forestry sector is in a unique position right now with a new phase set to begin including potentially major changes in
ownership – the finance sector will do well to make sure they are up to speed with what is going to happen soon in the sector,” said FIEA event manager, John Stulen.

Forestry is also poised to capitalise on potential new rules for the next Kyoto Protocol commitment period which could make for huge change and growth.

“Forest products opportunities are set to grow massively in bio-energy and carbon credit markets– and finance company risk managers, industry specialists and investment managers will all benefit from a local and international market updates in this conference” said Stulen.

The Future Forestry Finance Conference is being organised by FIEA in partnership with the key sector body – Australian Plantation Products and Paper Industry Council (A3P). Other panindustry association supporters include Timber Queensland, the Institute of Foresters of
Australia, Australian Forest Growers and the Forest Products Association of NSW. Conference
sponsors include leading global forest products industry information providers USA-based RISI,
Willmott Forests and DAFF – the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and Forestry.