Meet our expert Speakers

The 2022 agenda will be released soon. The speakers at last year’s event are available below for reference.

  • Morning Session
    President, Russ Taylor Global

    Russ Taylor

    Russ Taylor started his career in forestry with five years at Northwood (Houston, BC) in the 1970s. In the 1980s, […]

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    General Director & Party Secretary, Forestry Bureau, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

    Huan Xianyang

    Huang Xianyang joined the Communist Party of China in July 1988 and started his professional career in July 1985. He […]

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    Director, Macro-Economy Division, Economic Forecasting Department, State Information Center

    Yan Min

    Yan Min is the Director of the Macroeconomy Division of the Economic Forecasting Department at the State Information Center, and […]

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    Paul Jannke Principal, Lumber

    Paul F. Jannke

    Paul is a Principal of Forest Economic Advisors LLC, the premier source for North American wood products analysis and information. […]

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  • Afternoon Session
    President, Qingdao Timber Industry Association

    Yang Jinshun

    Yang Jinshun has been deeply engaged in the wood industry for many years and is well known for his rich […]

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    Managing Director, Mercor JSC

    Ronald Jurevics

    With more than 20 years of experience in lumber markets and high-end wood processing engineering, Ronalds Jurevics has impressive knowledge […]

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    Mark Smith Partner, FEA

    Mark Smith

    Mark Smith has worked for major corporates in New Zealand in the forest and forest product sectors (Fletcher Paper and […]

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    China Reginal Sales Director, Western Export Corporation, Canada Shenzhen Songboyu Technology Co., Ltd., Secretary of the Board of Directors and Overseas Procurement Representative

    Lin Xinkui

    Lin Xinkui, now the China Reginal Sales Director for Western Export Corporation, Canada, he has been working as the Overseas […]

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