Timber, Forest Products & Trade

October 28-30, 2024

Vancouver BC Canada

The global demand and trade of logs, lumber, chips and pulp continues to be volatile and/or uncertain. How will markets and the industry adjust to what is coming next? And what is the outlook for markets, products and prices?

Global wood markets have seen huge price volatility between 2020 and 2022, but a much more subdued situation has existed since then. Those in the wood products and trade businesses need current and fresh perspectives on what lies ahead in various domestic and international markets. For their companies’ market planning and strategy-setting, firms need an understanding of the supply in global regions as well. Our strategic conference will provide the opportunity to expand and enhance knowledge and understanding in these key areas.

Russ Taylor Global and ERA Forest Products Research will combine forces to host the GLOBAL WOOD SUMMIT, with a focus on Timber, Forest Products & Trade. Our team has access to key industry, market and trading personnel around the world and we will assemble a cross-section of experts in their fields for the Summit. This will include company executives that have hands-on knowledge and experience in exporting and importing, in conjunction with strategic analysts and consultants (with little focus on general macroeconomic themes). This will allow discussions to focus in on the key trends, issues and dynamics that are occurring throughout the global wood business and trade.

The conference will promote networking to allow delegates to make direct contact with regional and international players to obtain a more robust consensus that incorporates the many moving parts of today’s complex world of wood.

The GLOBAL WOOD SUMMIT will be held at the Sutton Place Hotel, a boutique hotel in Vancouver, BC, from the evening of October 28 to the afternoon of October 30, 2024

Sponsor Opportunities Are Available! Companies/organizations wishing to enhance their corporate profiles are invited to contact us about sponsoring this conference.

To be placed on Our Early Bird list, please send either organizer an email with the Subject Line: Please add to me your Global Wood Summit Early Bird list.

An initial conference brochure with a preliminary program can be downloaded here – Global Wood Summit Brochure

About the Organizers

Russ Taylor

Russ Taylor’s career in the wood products industry spans 50 years. Russ has conducted wood products market analysis/intelligence and business assessment/investment analysis on timber, lumber and wood products for hundreds of global industry clients. He has travelled extensively (~100,000 miles per year for most of the last 25 years) to key producing, exporting and importing countries in Asia, Russia, Europe, the Southern Hemisphere and within North America to obtain first-hand insights. His area of expertise involves analyzing the North American and international supply and demand trends to provide national and global forecasts on key items, including supply, demand and price outlooks.

Russ has previously organized or co-organized over 25 global conferences, including in Vancouver, China, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil and Austria. His global network is a key strategic asset for selecting key speakers for the Summit. Since 1988, he has produced 45 strategic multi-client outlook reports covering a variety of countries, products and topics, as well as various private client forecast reports. Further details can be found at:

Kevin Mason

Kevin Mason is the Managing Director of ERA Forest Products Research, a company that has been focused on providing detailed analysis of the global forest products industry to clients worldwide for nearly 30 years. The company’s industry coverage includes timberland, logs, lumber, pulp, paper, packaging and bioenergy. ERA’s focus is on advising institutional investors, private equity, governments and producers on the state of the various forest products sectors and forecasting major trends and investment themes, including catalysts that impact investments in the sector. As a sought out specialist in the space, Kevin is a regular speaker at conferences and is often quoted in major media outlets.

Kevin and his team at ERA, including Claire Huxtable and John Cooney, use their access to a wide range of contacts and data sources to provide a steady stream of insights to clients. ERA produces multiple reports every month, ensuring that clients are kept up to date on industry changes and investment ideas.

For further information, please contact

Russ Taylor, President
Russ Taylor Global
[email protected]
Tel (+1) 604 897-5666


Kevin Mason, Managing Director
ERA Forest Products Research
[email protected]
Tel (+1) 250 868-2680