FORESTRY CONFERENCE "INTERNATIONAL MARKETING"

Laura Villegas lvillega at fundch.cl
Wed Apr 26 13:25:29 EST 1995


        M A R K E T I N G   C O N F E R E N C E

      THE GLOBALIZATION OF THE MARKETS FOR PAPER,
      PANELS, LUMBER AND SECONDARY WOOD PRODUCTS

                     Santiago, Chile
       Tuesday May 9 and Wednesday May 10, 1995

                  Jointly organized by:

                    FUNDACION CHILE
                           &
        RESOURCE INFORMATION SYSTEMS INC. (RISI)

REGISTRATION FEES

 - Conference   US $ 500
 - Field Trip Cost   US $ 750

The fee for the Field Trip covers lodging, air and land transport,
brown bag lunches and meals.

Registrations for the field trip will be accepted until Friday
April 30, in order to make the appropriate reservations. Please
fill in the following questionnaire and Fax it back to Fundacion
Chile   56 2 - 218 6716  at your earliest convenience:


MAY MARKETING CONFERENCE

The 1995 International Marketing  Conference of Forest Products
organized by Fundacion Chile together with RISI every other year
will focus on examining the globalization of markets for lumber,
secondary wood products, paper products and wood-based panels.

The Conference is aimed at forestry business executives,
entrepreneurs, and analysts concerned with forests  and the forest
industries, and the role of Chile in meeting growth in world
markets.


Conference Objectives

Market globalization and the internationalization of the world's
economies  are two phenomena that for NAFTA, MERCOSUR and APEC
countries as well as for Chile will have an even greater
significance beginning in 1995. The expanded markets will generate
important changes.

Along those lines, there is also growing consideration of
environmental issues, especially for those industries closely
related to renewable resources. These considerations are already a
market reality in Europe and the topic is discussed openly in North
America and Asia. Therefore, environmental concerns  will be
addressed at this Conference.


Expected Benefits

The Conference has turned out to be a annual encounter for business
executives from domestic and international companies. Not only
opinions and experiences are exchanged, but there are also
opportunities to do business.

Participants in the Conference, as in previous years, will receive
the Conference Proceedings. These notes are an important reference
and an aid for concerned specialists and managers, and are not sold
separately.


The following are some of the questions which the Conference will
help to answer:

- What are the major changes that will take place in the wood-based
  panels markets worldwide, and what will be their effect on
  Chilean production?

- What does forest industries internationalization mean for Chile?

- What will be the impacts of increased recycling on the world's
  paper markets?

- How can environmental requirements define or affect a company's
  sales strategy?

- What do Chilean forestry experts, Government officials and
  analysts outside the forestry sector think about the challenges
  it faces, and its future development?


P R O G R A M M E

TUESDAY  May 9, 1995

 8:30 -  9:30  Registration and Proceedings distribution

 9:30 -  9:45  Welcoming words

 9:45 - 10:30  Opening Speech.  The Outlook for Chile's Business
               Environment and Forestry Sector Through the Year
               2000. Mr. Fernando Leniz, Former Minister of
               Finance, Director Fundacion Chile.


I THE FOREST INDUSTRY IN CHILE: THE WORLD CONTEXT

10:30 - 11:15 Challenges and Opportunities in the Chilean Forestry
              Sector through year 2000. Mr. Mario Hermosilla.
              Forestry Director. FUNDACION CHILE.

11:15 - 11:45 Coffee

11:45 - 13:00 Wood-Based Panels: Worldwide Opportunities for
              Growth. Mr. Bernard Fuller, Vice President, RISI.

13:15 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 15:15 The Internationalization of the Chilean Wood Based
              Panel Industry. Mr. Italo Rossi. Sales Vice
              President. MASISA.

15:15 - 16:00 The internationalization of the Chilean Pulp and
              Paper Industry. Mr. Sergio Colvin. CMPC.

16:00 - 16:30 Refreshment break

16:30 - 17:30 The Shift to Recovered Paper; The Reshaping of World
              Paper Markets. Mr. John Maine, Vice President, RISI.

18:30 - 19:30 Cocktail Reception at Fundacion Chile


WEDNESDAY May 10, 1995

II THE FOREST INDUSTRY IN CHILE: OPPORTUNITIES IN PRIMARY AND
   SECONDARY PRODUCTS

 9:00 - 10:00 Chile's and Latin American Economic Future:
              Implications for the Forest Industry.  Mr. Hernan
              Buchi. Former Minister of Finance, Director of the
              Freedom and Development Institute.

10:00 - 10:45 A Wood Remanufacturing Industry Executive view's,
              about Radiata Pine Use in the US. Mr. Juan Montes.
              CENTEC.

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee

11:15 - 12:15 Paper: Prospects for Growth in Domestic and Export
              Markets. Mr. John Maine, VP, RISI.

12:15 - 13:00 Update of World Perspectives in the Logs and Lumber
              Markets. Mr. Keith Balter, VP, RISI and Mr. Bernard
              Fuller, VP, RISI.

13:15 - 14:30 Lunch


III ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR TIMBER DEPENDENT MARKETS

14:30 - 15:15 The Environmental Requirements of a Major European
              Newspaper and the Impacts on their Paper Suppliers.
              Mr. Florian Nehm, Axel Springer Verlag.

15:15 - 15:45 The Role of "Green Markets" and Certification in
              International Trade. Mr. Timothy J. Synnott. Forest
              Stewardship Council. Oaxaca, Mexico.

15:45 - 16:30 Sustainable Forestry: Eco-Labeling and the Expanding
              Role of Plantation Forestry. Mr. Keith Balter, VP,
              RISI.

16:30 - 17:00 Refreshment Break

17:00 - 17:30 CONCLUSION AND FINAL REMARKS


SPEAKERS ALREADY SCHEDULED

The Conference will be held as a Seminar. The speakers already
scheduled are highly respected businessmen or analysts  who will
examine the topics of the meeting with emphasis on future
developments. The Program reflects the interest of various national
and internationals participants of our past conferences.


The following is the list of confirmed speakers:

* FERNANDO LENIZ  Former Minister of Finance, Director Fundacion
                  Chile.

* KEITH BALTER    Vice President Timber. Resource Information
                  Systems, Inc. (RISI). Bedford, MA.

* HERNAN BUCHI    Former Minister of Finance, Director of the
                  Freedom and Development Institute.

* SERGIO COLVIN   Chief Executive Officer. Compania Manufacturera
                  de Papeles y Cartones Internacional, CMPC
                  International. Santiago, Chile.

* BERNARD FULLER  Vice President Wood Products. Resource
                  Information Systems, Inc. (RISI). Bedford, MA.

* MARIO HERMOSILLA Forestry Director. Forestry Department.
                  Fundacion Chile. Santiago, Chile.

* JOHN MAINE      Vice President Paper, Resource Information
                  Systems, Inc. (RISI). Bedford, MA.

* FLORIAN NEHM    Environmental Officer. Axel Springer Verlag.
                  Hamburg, Germany.
* ITALO ROSSI     Sales Vice President. Maderas y Sinteticos.
                  MASISA. Santiago, Chile.

* TIMOTHY SYNNOTT Executive Director. Forest Stewardship Council.
                  Oaxaca, Mexico.


GENERAL INFORMATION

Venue       San Cristobal Grand  Salon
            Hotel Sheraton San Cristobal
            Av. Santa Maria 1742 - Santiago - Chile

Languages Presentations will be submitted in Spanish and English.
Simultaneous translation will be available.

Services    Shuttle services and taxis are available from and to
            the airport. The best are:

            NAVETTE   Phone    : 56 2 - 695 6868
            TRANSFER  Phone    : 56 2 - 635 3030

Hotels

     Hotel Sheraton San Cristobal (*****)
            Phone : 56 2 - 233 5000
            FAX   : 56 2 - 234 1732

     Hotel Hyatt Regency Santiago (*****)
            Phone : 56 2 - 218 1234
            FAX   : 56 2 - 218 2513

     Hotel Park Plaza (****)
            Phone : 56 2  - 231 1021
            FAX   : 56 2  - 233 6668

     Hotel Montebianco (***)
            Phone : 56 2  - 233 0427
            FAX   : 56 2  - 233 0420

For more information please contact:

Fundacion Chile Mr. Eduardo Morales
             PO Box 773 - Santiago - Chile
             Phone : 56 2 - 218 5211 Ext. 307
             Fax   : 56 2 - 218 6716

             Laura Villegas M.
             Internet: lvillega at fundch.cl


NOTE: Please notice that Fundacion Chile has an automatic answering
system that operates in Spanish. Allow 15 seconds and dial the
extension number, otherwise please wait for the operator and ask
her to dial the extension for you.

OPTIONAL FIELD TRIP TO SOUTHERN CHILE

Thursday May 11, 1995

 7:30    Leave the Santiago Airport.  Domestic flights Terminal

 9:30    Concepcion Area:

         Plantations:
10:30    Radiata Pine  Alternative Managements Regimes
         Eucaliptus Plantation Systems

         Logging Operations:
12:00    Mechanized Felling with Feller Buncher
         Logging Operation with Forwarder

         Wood Based Panels Mills:
14:00    Particleboard Mill and Melamine line - MASISA
         MDF Mill - MASISA
         Glue Factory - MASISA

17:30    High Technology Forest Nursery - Forestal Monteaguila -
         Los Angeles

         Lodging in Los Angeles


Friday May 12, 1995

        South central area:
 9:00   High Technology - High Production Sawmill
        Mechanized Sawmill Bucalemu - MININCO - Laja

11:30   Pulp Mill:
        CELPAC Pulp Mill - Mininco

17:00   Furniture and Components Mill
        CENTEC Factory - Fundacion Chile - Temuco

19:00   Trip to Valdivia - Lodging in Valdivia


Saturday May 13, 1995

         Southern area:
 8:30    Visit to MASISA Industrial Complex
         Veneer Mill and Door Factory
         Particleboard Mill

11:30    Visit to INFODEMA Industrial Complex
         Visit to Hardwood Plywood Mill

14:30    Visit to Wood Chips Port Facility

18:00    Return to Santiago.


                    Fundacion Chile
          Avda. Parque Antonio Rabat Sur 6165
       Phone: 56-2 218 5211 / Fax: 56-2 218 6716
            P.O Box 773 - Santiago - Chile




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