Meet our expert Speakers

Learn more about our wide array of conference speakers below — from FEA’s own top-tier analysts to carefully curated guests from around the globe. Meet the experts:

  • Session 1
    Brendan Lowney Principal, Macroeconomics, FEA

    Brendan Lowney

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

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    Paul Jannke Principal, Lumber, FEA

    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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    Rocky Goodnow Vice President, Timber, FEA

    Rocky Goodnow

    Rocky is Vice President of North American Timber Service at Forest Economic Advisors LLC. In this role, Rocky is responsible […]

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  • Session 2
    Market Analyst, Sawn Wood
    Markets, Skogsindustrierna

    Christian Nielsen

    Christian Nielsen works with market analysis of the sawn wood markets for Swedish Wood and the Swedish Forest Industries Federation […]

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    Managing Director, Marketing
    & Communications, Ilim Timber

    Slava Bychkov

    Slava Bychkov has been involved with forestry, pulp & paper, and wood working industry for the past 20 years. He […]

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    CEO, Timber Exchange

    Amir Rashad

    Amir Rashad started his career with Marosef, a Swedish trading company started in 1975 that has represented many leading Scandinavian […]

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  • Session 3
    Brendan Lowney Principal, Macroeconomics, FEA

    Brendan Lowney

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

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    Senior Economist, FEA

    Crystal Gauvin

    Crystal is the primary author of FEA’s Lumber Market Status & Trends newsletter and is responsible for FEA’s Sawmill Profiles. […]

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    Paul Jannke Principal, Lumber, FEA

    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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    Rocky Goodnow Vice President, Timber, FEA

    Rocky Goodnow

    Rocky is Vice President of North American Timber Service at Forest Economic Advisors LLC. In this role, Rocky is responsible […]

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    Trader, ESPF Products Department Head,
    American International Forest Products

    Rob LaMunyan

    Rob began his career at American International Forest Products in 2010 after earning a Finance Degree from Oregon State University. […]

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  • Session 4
    President & Managing Director,
    Industrial Forestry Service Ltd.

    Rob Schuetz

    Robert Schuetz was appointed President and Managing Director of Industrial Forestry Service Ltd. (IFS) in May 2010. IFS is a […]

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    Rocky Goodnow Vice President, Timber, FEA

    Rocky Goodnow

    Rocky is Vice President of North American Timber Service at Forest Economic Advisors LLC. In this role, Rocky is responsible […]

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  • Session 5
    Founder & President, Economic Strategy Institute

    Clyde Prestowitz

    The New York Times has called Clyde Prestowitz “one of the most far-seeing forecasters of global trends.” For more than […]

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    Brendan Lowney Principal, Macroeconomics, FEA

    Brendan Lowney

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

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    Senior Advisor, Asia, Economic Strategy Institute

    Joel Fischl

    Joel Fischl is an Asia specialist with over 30 years of government, trade, investment, and business development experience in the […]

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    Paul Jannke Principal, Lumber, FEA

    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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    Rocky Goodnow Vice President, Timber, FEA

    Rocky Goodnow

    Rocky is Vice President of North American Timber Service at Forest Economic Advisors LLC. In this role, Rocky is responsible […]

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  • Session 6
    Partner, FEA

    Ernesto Wagner

    A native of Chile, Ernesto Wagner is a Civil Engineer from the Catholic University of Santiago (1994), has a MSc […]

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    Editor, China Bulletin, FEA

    Jane Guo

    Based in our office in Beijing, Jane has two years of work experience in wood products manufacturing and many years […]

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    Managing Director, Greenwood Strategy

    Pat Groenhout

    Pat Groenhout is an experienced forest industry executive recognized across the sector for his high quality strategic and innovative approach […]

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    Executive Director, Sequal Lumber

    David Turner

    David is the Executive Director of Sequal, a wood processing business located in Kawerau, New Zealand. He has been a […]

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    Independent Consultant

    Seiji Omote

    Seiji Omote has over 50 years of experience in Japanese sales and marketing in the log, lumber, and structural panel […]

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