Audience: Forestry executives, investors, fund managers and advisors, landowners, conservation groups.
Sales and acquisitions of forestland continue to be active as market forces, globalization, and consolidation impact the forest sector. Over the last 15 years, forestry companies have largely sold their forestland throughout the United States and in other parts of the world, in response to increasing pressure for shareholder return, competition in the global market place and consolidation in the industry. This shift in forestland has ramifications not only for the forestry and the forest products industry, but also the investment and conservation sectors.
Since 2003 the World Forestry Center has organized a conference series entitled, the “Who Will Own the Forest?” Summits focused on the emergence of institutional investment in forestlands. Today our forestland investing conference is the largest of its kind, attracting 400 participants and featuring an excellent roster of presenters offering a variety of expert opinions on the drivers, trends and impacts of this shift in forestland.
Please join us again this year, for our 2.5-day program, offering an insightful and provocative forum to discuss, analyze and debate what is happening, why it is happening and what the implications might be. It is also a terrific opportunity to network with leaders in the forestland investing community. This event will appeal to high-level decision makers from the investment, forestry, legal, financial, appraisal, conservation and land management communities.