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61st World of Wood Annual Convention Presentations
San Francisco, CA

Thursday, April 6th Presentations


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

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

Sustainable Sourcing Lunch Presented by the Malaysian Timber Council

    Tay Yi Wei - Honorary Internal Auditor for the Timber Exporters' Association of Malaysia

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
    Jeremy Peterson – Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer (moderator)

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

    Gunawan Salim – APKINDO
    Amy Smith - World Wildlife Fund

    John Leigh Vetter - SERFOR
    Rachel Butler – Global Timber Forum (moderator)

CITES: Focus on New Rosewood Listings

    Anne St. John – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    John Veremis - U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
    Linda Davis Wallen - C.F. Martin & Co., Inc.
    Chip Barber – World Resources Institute (moderator)


Friday, April 7th Presentations

Keynote Speaker – Peg Fitzpatrick “Ten Things You Can Do Today To Boost Your Social Marketing”

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.

Timber Market Forum

    Brian Ledgerwood – U.S. Department of Commerce
    Andy Johnson – Hardwood Market Report
    Rupert Oliver – Forest Industries Intelligence      

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


Click here for past presentations:

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Austin, TX


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Las Vegas, NV


58th World of Wood Annual Convention

St. Petersburg, FL

57th World of Wood Annual Convention
Vancouver, British Columbia


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