BEDFORD, Mass. - RISI, the leading information provider for the forest products industry, today announced that it has partnered with DANA Limited to launch its first Forest Products Investment Conference, to be held January 27-29, 2014, in New York City.

"RISI and DANA are combining forces to bring together the single-most compelling conference for the investment community and those engaged in tracking companies and assets in the forest products sector," said Iain Murray, Vice President of Marketing Services at RISI. "The conference is designed for busy executives who want to gain a clear understanding of key segments of the North American forest products industry and their interplay with timberland investments."

The Forest Products Investment Conference is geared toward timber asset investors and analysts tracking forest products companies, as well as fund managers, TIMOs and REITS, landowners, endowments and forest products producers.

During the two-day event, attendees will hear from industry leaders, analysts and economists and receive detailed outlooks on all key timber-using products, along with information on how those products will impact the demand for timber and how the demand will impact timber investment strategies and prices.

Specific highlights will include:

Day 1 - RISI's highly regarded team of economists will provide insight into the latest outlooks on all forest product market segments in North America, including lumber, panels, pulp, paper, paperboard and wood pellets, with a special focus on the strength of the housing market recovery and the impact of European wood pellet demand on North America.

Day 2 - RISI and DANA will lead a series of discussions based on the theme, "North America: Is it still the best location in the world for timberland investment?" The session will feature other invited speakers and RISI economists who will focus on trends in log and woodchip prices, listed versus non-listed timber investments, forecasts of supply and demand for timber in North America, timberland price trends and the interaction between carbon markets, the agricultural sector and timberland investments.

The conference will also feature numerous networking opportunities where attendees from the financial community can foster new alliances and partnerships with both timberland investors and the timber-using industries.

Registration for the conference will be live on October 28. Attendees are encouraged to visit the conference website at ) for more information. Prospective sponsors can obtain information by emailing RISI at ).

About the Forest Products Investments Conference

The Forest Products Investments Conference will be held January 27-29 in New York. The conference, planned in conjunction with DANA Limited, will address key issues facing the North American forest products industry and how end-use factors impact timberland investment strategy. More information regarding the event programs and registration details can be found at ).

About RISI (

RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The company works with clients in the pulp and paper, wood products, timber, biomass, tissue, nonwovens, printing and publishing industries to help them make better decisions.

Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, RISI operates additional offices throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

About DANA Limited (

DANA Limited, owned by Dennis Neilson, is an international timberlands investment and wood marketing advisory service, engaged in global consulting, publishing and conference organizing.

Headquartered in Rotorua, New Zealand, DANA Limited was founded in 1993.

Source: RISI


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