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2017 IWPA Convention Schedule

Tuesday, April 4

 

8:00 – 5:00 pm

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Wood Trade Compliance Training (separate registration)

Board of Directors Reception (closed)


Wednesday, April 5

6:30 am –1:30 pm

 IWPA Annual Golf Classic (meet in lobby)

10:00 – 11:30 am  Executive Committee Meeting (closed)
 11:30 – 1:30 pm  Executive Committee Lunch (closed)
 2:00 – 5:30 pm  Board of Directors Meeting (closed)
 5:30 – 6:00 pm  Spouse/Guest Reception
 6:00 – 7:30 pm  President's Opening Reception

 

Thursday, April 6

8:00 - 9:00 am


Networking Breakfast with Exhibits

9:00 – 9:45 am Opening Welcome & Business Session: Cindy Squires – Exec. Director/Bronson Newburger - President 
9:00 am - 2:00 pm Spouse Program: Redwoods and Sausalito Tour (optional)

9:45 – 10:45 am

Keynote Speaker: Marc Chandler, Renowned Economist and Brown Brothers Harriman Senior Vice President, Investor Services

10:45 – 11:00 am
Networking Break with Exhibits
11:00am – 12:15pm

Customs, Anti-Dumping, and Enforcement Update – ACE, the Center of Excellence, and Audits

  • Robert Bekalarski - U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Jeff Grimson – Mowry & Grimson, PLLC
  • Greg Simon – Far East American/American Alliance for Hardwood Plywood
12:15 – 1:30 pm

Sustainable Sourcing Lunch Presented by the Malaysian Timber Council

  • Tay Yi Wei - V Text Wood Sdn. Bhd.
1:30 – 2:45 pm

Lacey Compliance: Strategies and Solutions

  • Hugh Reitz – UCS Global/IWPA Due Care Education Committee
  • Brian Glick – Vandegrift
  • Elizabeth Baldwin – Metropolitan Hardwood Floors
  • Mike Worrell - UK Timber Trade Federation
  • Sam Witten – Arnold & Porter (moderator)
2:45 – 3:00 pm Networking Break with Exhibits
3:00 – 4:15 pm

Case Studies in Forestry Reform and Market Development: Peru and Indonesia

  • Gunawan Salim – APKINDO
  • Amy Smith - World Wildlife Fund
  • Rachel Butler – Global Timber Forum (moderator)
4:15 – 5:15 pm

CITES: Focus on New Rosewood Listings

  • Anne St. John – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Linda Davis Wallen - C.F. Martin & Co., Inc.
  • Chip Barber – World Resources Institute (moderator)
5:30 – 6:30 pm Networking Reception - Sake and Famous Sake Martini Tasting

Friday, April 7

7:00 – 7:30 am


President's 3K Fun Run / Walk

8:00 – 9:00 am  Networking Breakfast with Exhibits 
8:00 – 9:00 am  Membership Committee Meeting (IWPA Members welcome) 
9:00 – 10:00 am   Keynote Speaker – Peg Fitzpatrick “Ten Things You Can Do Today To Boost Your Social Marketing”
10:00 – 10:15 am  Networking Break with Exhibits 
10:15 - 12:00 pm 

Formaldehyde - A Deep Dive on Compliance

  • Erik Winchester – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Lynn Baker – California Air Resources Board
  • Mark Duvall – Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
  • Bill Perdue – American Home Furnishings Alliance
10:30a - 12:00pm 

Timber Market Forum

  • Brian Ledgerwood – U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Andy Johnson – Hardwood Market Report
  • Rupert Oliver – Forest Industries Intelligence 
12:00 – 2:00 pm  Lunch on own
12:00 - 2:00 pm American Alliance for Hardwood Plywood Luncheon (by invitation only)
12:15 – 2:00 pm  IWPA Past President's Luncheon (closed)  
12:45 – 1:45 pm Flooring Committee Meeting
2:00 – 3:30 pm 

Due Care and Education Committee Meeting

2:00 – 3:30 pm 

Keynote Speaker Breakout Session – Peg Fitzpatrick “Deep Dive into Building Your Brand with Social Media”

3:30 – 5:00 pm  Formaldehyde Compliance Committee Meeting
5:00 – 6:00 pm  IWPA PAC Appreciation Reception (by Invitation only) 
6:00 – 10:00 pm 
Closing Passing the Gavel Reception & Banquet 

 

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