Wood Processors Association


PMA/WPA & FTMA Joint Conference 2013

"Industry Summit; Driving Change"

This year's joint conference between PMA/WPA & FTMA was held again in Rotorua with the Conference and Dinner at the Holiday Inn Rotorua.

Below are the conference presentations:

"Laying down the challenge"

Brian Stanley, GM Fibre Procurement, Carter Holt Harvey & Chair of WPA

"Global Market Challenges"

Jon Ryder, CEO, CHH Pulp, Paper & Packaging

"Creating Customer-Centric business models: Is it possible in a commodity business"

Prof. Hamish Gow, Centre for Agribusiness & Strategy, Massey University

"Researchers contributing to the growth of the sector"

Warren Parker, CEO, Scion

"World Class sawmilling benchmarks"

Tim Gallant, Director, International Sales, COMACT Canada

"The global economic environment"

Derek Rankin,  Director, Rankin Treasury Advisory Ltd

"A sector on a roll: Alignment of Future Fibre Resource with end market demands"

Bill McCallum, MD Hancock Natural Resources & Immediate Past President of Forest Owners Association.

  • View presentation here

"Rubbing some sacred cows against the grain"

John Walley, CEO, NZ Manufacturing & Exporters Association

"A Minister’s view of our industry"

Hon. Jo Goodhew, Associate Minister of Primary Industries
(Forestry Minister)

  • View presentation here

"Foreign direct Investment - a Government response"

Richard Laverty, GM Strategy, NZTE

"Health & Safety imperatives"

Julian Hughes, Executive Director,
Business Leaders' Health & Safety Forum

  • View presentation here

"MPI as an enabler of the Woodco's Strategic Action Plan"

Aoife Martin, Director of Forestry & Land Operations, MPI

  • View presentation here

"How the Australian industry is responding to these pressures"

Ric Sinclair, CEO of FWPA


Dennis Neilson, Managing Director, DANA Ltd

  • View presentation here

    These movies relate to the relevant slides in the above presentation.
    Please note they can take a little time to start.

    Slide 15 movie

    Slide 23 movie

    Slide 25 movie





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