USIPA 2019 Exporting Pellets Conference

October 6-8, 2019

Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel


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Details

Registration

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Registration pricing for 2019:

  • Super Early Bird Registration: $1,095 (April 1-July 1)
  • Early Bird Registration: $1,295 (July 2-August 30)
  • Regular Registration: $1,595 (August 31-October 5)
  • On-Site Registration: $1,895 (October 6-October 8)


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Venue

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USIPA's 9th Annual Conference returns to the iconic Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.


Book in USIPA's discounted room block for a rate of just $259.00 per night!


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Sponsorship and Exhibit Packages

Platinum Level - $10,000

Includes: 4 complimentary registrations, 8x10 exhibit booth in preferred location, sponsorship of a breakfast or lunch, logo on lanyards or room keys, promotional item giveaway at registration area, rotating ad on conference mobile app, and listing as a sponsor on website and materials.


Gold Level - $7,500

Includes: 2 complimentary registrations, 8x10 exhibit booth, sponsorship of networking breaks, promotional item giveaway at registration area, and listing as sponsor on website and materials.


Silver Level - $5,000

Includes: 1 complimentary registration, 8x10 exhibit booth, and listing as sponsor on website and materials.

Contact Us!

To register for a sponsorship package or for more information, please contact Jessica at JMarcus@theusipa.org or +1.804.775.5894

2019 Sponsors

Platinum

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Gold

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Silver

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Supporting Partners

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Media Partners

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Agenda

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6

12:00PM

Registration Desk Opens

Outside Glimmer Ballroom


3:30PM - 5:00PM

US Sustainable Forestry Policy Roundtable

Glimmer Ballroom


Kick things off with a round table discussion on sustainable forestry and markets featuring US policymakers from Washington DC and the US Southeast region.  


5:00PM - 7:00PM

Opening Reception

Glimmer Terrace


Join over 300 industry leaders for the best networking reception in the business!  Enjoy Latin-inspired cocktails, music, and hors d'eouvres, all set against a backdrop of stunning ocean views.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 7

7:30AM - 8:30AM

Networking Breakfast

Exhibit Hall and Glimmer Terrace


Enjoy a hot, buffet breakfast while exploring the exhibit hall.


8:30AM - 8:45AM

Opening Remarks

Conference Hall


  • Seth Ginther, Executive Director, USIPA


8:45AM - 9:45AM

State of the Industry

Conference Hall


A look at the future of the industry and how far we've come. 


9:45AM - 10:45AM

Power Generators Panel

Conference Hall


Don't miss our annual power generators panel.  Hear from the major players in the biomass market on market trends, developments, and future goals of the industry.


Speakers:

  • Moderator - Thomas Meth, Executive VP Sales & Marketing, Enviva
  • Soren Alsing, Head of Fuel, Orsted
  • Martin deWolff, Head of Biofuel Trading, RWE Supply & Trading
  • Nigel Hildyard, Director, Biomass Business Development, EP Invest UK
  • Christian Joore, Biomass Trader,  Vattenfall
  • Fabien Mehu, Head of Biomass Trading, Engie
  • Jens Price Wolf, Commercial Director, Drax Power


10:45AM - 11:15AM

Networking Break

Exhibit Hall



MIDDAY SESSION: 

EUROPEAN MARKETS & POLICY

Session Chair: John Bingham, Director, Hawkins Wright


11:15AM - 12:00PM

European Pellet Market Overview

Conference Hall


John Bingham, pre-eminent economist and biomass market expert, will provide an overview of predicted market demand for wood pellets across Europe.


  • John Bingham, Director, Hawkins Wright


12:00PM - 1:30PM

Conference Hall


Information coming soon!


1:30PM - 2:30PM

Networking Lunch

Exhibit Hall and Glimmer Terrace


Enjoy a hot, buffet lunch while exploring the exhibit hall.


2:30PM - 3:00PM

Special Session

Conference Hall


Information coming soon!



AFTERNOON SESSION:

ASIAN MARKETS & POLICY

Session Chair: Tiago Andrade, Director, Wood Pellet Services


3:00PM - 3:30PM

Asian Pellet Market Overview

Conference Hall


Dr. Bill Strauss, leading market expert on wood pellet demand and trade flows will provide an outlook on biomass demand across Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia.


  • Dr. Bill Strauss, President, FutureMetrics


3:30PM - 4:00PM

In-Depth Discussion on Korean Market Potential for Biomass Imports

Conference Hall


4:00PM - 4:30PM

Financing Biomass and Renewables Projects for Japanese Markets

Conference Hall


  • Mr. Aki Mori, CFO, Renova


4:30PM - 5:30PM

Asian Market Trading and Logistics

Conference Hall


This panel discussion will feature traders, exporters, and importers sharing their expert views on trade flows from North America to Asia and what developments we can expect to see as the Asian market for wood pellets grows.


5:30PM - 7:00PM

Networking Reception

Exhibit Hall and Glimmer Terrace


  • Enjoy networking, drinks, and snacks while exploring the exhibit hall.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Networking Breakfast

Exhibit Hall and Glimmer Terrace


Enjoy a hot, buffet breakfast while exploring the exhibit hall. 


9:00AM - 10:00AM

Producers Panel

Conference Hall


Don't miss the annual producers panel featuring major exporters of wood pellets from the US providing their perspective on current trends and what the next 12-18 months hold.


Speakers:

  • Moderator - Seth Ginther, Executive Director, USIPA
  • Harold Arnold, President, Fram Renewable Fuels
  • Thomas Meth, Executive VP Sales and Marketing, Enviva
  • Barry Parrish, Director of Sustainability and Fiber Procurement, Georgia Biomass
  • Richard Peberdy, Vice President of Sustainability, Drax Biomass
  • Tom Reilley, Chairman, Highland Pellets
  • Mike Williams, Project Director, Business Development, The Westervelt Company



MORNING SESSION:

SUSTAINABILITY & CARBON

Session Chair: Dr. Bob Malmsheimer, Professor, State University of New York


10:00AM - 10:20AM

Sustainable Biomass Program Update

Conference Hall


Take a look at SBP's new, multi-stakeholder governance system and hear what's next for the program in 2020 and beyond.


  • Carsten Huljus, CEO, Sustainable Biomass Program


10:20AM - 10:40AM

Enviva Sustainable Sourcing Policy

Conference Hall


In Summer 2019, Enviva unveiled a new sustainable sourcing policy.  Join Enviva's Chief Sustainability Officer for an in-depth look at this policy, and what is driving enhanced sustainability reporting and visibility within the industry.


  • Jennifer Jenkins, Chief Sustainability Officer, Enviva


10:40AM - 12:00PM

Biomass Sustainability Tools - Collaborating and Communicating on Sustainability

Conference Hall


Join academics and industry experts for an update on the latest sustainability research and a panel discussion on available tools to communicate and demonstrate biomass sustainability, and improve supply chain transparency.


  • Moderator - Dr. Bob Malmsheimer, Professor, State University of New York
  • Jennifer Jenkins, Chief Sustainability Officer, Enviva
  • Elizabeth Woodworth, Founder and Principal, Wood & Co.


12:00PM

Conference Adjourns

Boxed Lunches Available

Exhibit Hall


Grab a boxed lunch on your way out!