1:00 - 5:00pm: Conference Opening, Keynote Sessions and Panel Discussions
Internationally acclaimed and world leading expert Professor Göran Roos presented exclusively by video on the Future of Australian Wood and the implications for the Australian industry. A detailed discussion and analysis was given for Australian and North American manufacturing leaders and global institutional investors.
6:30 - 11:00pm: Industry Liaison Dinner (Great Hall, Parliament House)
The Industry Liaison Dinner at Parliament House was an opportunity for people tomeet and exchange views with Australia's political and industry leadership, policy makers and decision makers.
Wednesday 31 October
8:00 - 9:45am: Breakfast Presentations for Government and Opposition Spokespersons
The special breakfast session, hosted by the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), included speeches, presentations and discussions with Federal Parliamentary Leaders, followed by industry leader responses.
10:30 - 12:15pm: Key Issue Focus Sessions
A series of five key issue sessions were held focusing on opportunities, challenges and innovations for stepping the Australian industry up the value chain. The focus sessions covered:
Making it in Australia. Moving Beyond Survival
Increasing Demand for Australian Timber Products
Leveraging Australia’s High Standards for Competitive Advantage
Unlock the potential of your workforce with the NEW National Workforce Development Fund
New and Emerging Products. Where is the Future Value?
12.15-1.00pm:Plenary wrap up and conference summary
1.30-3.45pm:Women in Forests and Timber Network Meeting Mentoring for support and success