15 to 20 March 2015
DANA 6-day China Wood Products Tour - log and lumber import ports, sawmills, veneer/plywood mills, furniture factories and a major construction site. The price of this tour is NZD 5,200 (around USD 4,000), Shanghai Airport to Shanghai Airport. This is less than the price of a return business class ticket from Auckland NZ to Shanghai.
Comments from participants:
"We've just landed in Vancouver and on behalf of myself, I'd like to also say thanks to Gavin and Dennis for their planning and everyone else for making it a fabulous trip. Lots of laughs and tons of information. Thanks to all."
"Thanks to you guys for a great tour. Was definitely worth traveling from SA!" (South Africa).
"We've just landed is Brisbane! Thanks Dennis and Gavin for a great week from both of us."
"Just touched down in Melbourne. I agree with everyone else's comments. Bravo to Dennis and Gavin. A frenetic, stimulating week in China. It hit all my objectives."
"Dennis and Gavin - thank you for a great tour (and for the daily notes!!). And to the other team members for making this tour fun."
New York, USA
March 31 to 01 April 2015
This event will be a two day conference organised jointly by DANA and Boston USA based RISI. The first day will be focused on timberland investments, with a keynote speaker; followed by several presentations on
REITs vs. Direct/Fund Manager Investments (the liquidity question?).
Several international regional and North America investment opportunities.
Timberland investment strategies for different classes of investors (e.g. pension fund direct investments; institutional investments through TIMOs, family offices etc.
An analyst panel with top 5 picks for 2015 - 2016 and why.
The 2nd day will feature a CEO from a major North American forest products producer, followed by each of the RISI economists discussing the outlook in North America for the particular product they follow (housing, lumber, wood panels, biomass, pulp, paper, packaging, etc.).
Durban, South Africa
2 to 3 September 2015
DANA 2-day African Timberland and Wood Processing Investment Conference to be held at the Durban Hilton Hotel followed by a 1-2 day field trip, which includes on day one: Visit to Durban NCT Woodchip Export facility at Durban Port; Richmond Pole Treating Plant; Visit to E smithii plantation and trials; Bracken Sawmill and Charcoal Factory. Day two Battlefields Tour takes you to the locations of both the Battle of Isandlwana and the Battle of Rorke's Drift which will be explained in exquisite detail by our tour guide.
20 October 2015
Opportunity to attend either or both half day seminars.
The morning half day seminar combines high profile international speakers on both biomass existing and planned demand in Europe and international supply trends; together with presentations by specialist speakers on related subjects.
The afternoon half day seminar provides an overview of European investment opportunities followed by a series of regions/countries specific investment opportunities across Europe from North to South.
Followed by a full reception and dinner.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
5 to 6 October 2015
DANA 2- day Latin American Timberlands Investment Conference followed by a 2-day field trip to the Porto Alegre region of Southern Brazil to visit CMPC eucalyptus nursery/tree improvement/plantation forest operations/new pulp mill at Guaiba; and to Tanac black wattle nursery/tree improvement/plantation forest operations/woodchip export facilities/a major new export woodpellet plant.
DANA has the full support of Aldo de Cresci Neto, Founding Partner of Gasparini, De Cresci e Nogueira de Lima Advogados; and Jefferson Mendes, Director Poyry Latin America, in holding this Conference.