An Asset That Has Come Of Age
February 18th – 20th, 2015
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, FL
For travel planning and hotel booking, the Conference begins after lunch on February 18 and ends before lunch February 20. There will be an optional field trip of local forestlands hosted by Rayonier. Cost is $125.00 and includes breakfast and lunch. A preliminary agenda will be released in November.
Conference Registration can be found here
Hotel Registration can be found here
The Center for Forest Business is pleased to announce the dates and location for the 2015 Timberland Investment Conference. The conference will be held at the Ritz-Carlton located on Amelia Island, Florida and will take place from February 18th – 20th, 2015.
The conference, as always, will cover a wide array of timberland investment topics and will focus on achieving investment efficiency in a market-oriented system, among other things. Participants will learn to make the most prudent timberland investment decisions involving the process of purchasing, managing and divesting a tract of timberland.
Conferences attendees will include public and private pension funds, private investors, family offices, fund of funds, REITs, endowments, Sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, analysts, private consultants, large landowners, TIMOs, and forest product companies. This diverse attendance base offers participants the ability to learn about every facet of the timberland business and network with representatives from each of these various organizations.
Registration will open in late October, 2014 for what we believe will be one of the most important conferences yet, as the industry begins to strengthen and as more and more investment opportunities become available throughout the sector.
Past Conference Reviews
“The University of Georgia’s Center for Forest Business does a superb job attracting a diverse, relevant, and pragmatic group of speakers to its timberland investment conferences. Furthermore, these events attract a broad array of institutional investors, from the US and elsewhere, interested in the timberland asset class.”
-Chris Zinkhan – CEO, The Forestland Group
“TIR has been a supporter of the UGA timberland conferences over the years for a number of reasons. First, as a University, speaking engagements are granted based on the expectation that speakers will provide timely and informative educational materials for timberland investors – these conferences are not a series of sales pitches. As a consequence, the UGA conferences tend to be well attended and informative. Also, UGA conferences further the research and educational goals of the Warnell School of Forest Resources. As the leading Forest Finance university in the world, the research and educational programs produced by the university are critical. This mission is embraced by the timberland investment community and investors that are concerned about the long term strategic issues impacting the asset class. These conferences are a way for those professionals to network with industry leaders as well as their peers to learn about the latest developments in the industry.”
-Tom Johnson – Managing Director, Timberland Investment Resource