9.00am: Introduction by the Chair: Muriel Gray, writer, broadcaster and Patron, Trees for Life
9.05am: Planting The Future: Jobs, Carbon and Homes (plus Q&A): Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, Scottish Government
SESSION 1: From Trees to Timber Homes – The Resource and the Requirement
9.30am: A joined-up land use policy in Scotland, with woodland and forestry at its heart Prof Davy McCracken, Professor of Agricultural Ecology, SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College)
9.50am: Soft options and hard decisions: future wood use in Scotland - Stuart Goodall, Chief Executive, Confor: promoting foresty and wood
10.10am: Building sustainable communities: timber product and process innovation - Robert Hairstans, Head of Centre for Offsite Construction and Innovative Structures, Edinburgh Napier University
10.30am Panel discussion with Session 1 speakers
10.50am-1110am: Coffee break
SESSION 2: From Trees to Timber Homes – The Opportunity
11.10am: Why use wood in construction? Communicating the benefits: Christiane Lellig, Campaign Director, Wood for Good
11.25am: Higher, faster, stronger: keeping Scotland ahead of the game in off-site timber construction Calum Murray, Development Director, CCG (Scotland) Ltd, Chair of Offsite Hub Scotland and Board Member, Structural Timber Association
11.45am: Creating beauty and broader benefit from timber: Neil Sutherland, Makar Ltd & Neil Sutherland Architects; and Max Garcia, Carbon Dynamic
12:15pm: Panel discussion: Session 2 speakers & Petra Biberbach, Chief Executive, Planning Aid Scotland
SESSION 3 (from 1235pm): Political panel discussion - delivering political support for Scotland's £1 billion forestry and timber industry, with Peter Chapman MSP (Conservative); John Finnie MSP (Green); Rhoda Grant MSP (Labour); Gail Ross MSP (SNP); Mike Rumbles MSP (Lib Dem).
115pm: Summary and close by Muriel Gray, Chair.
1.20pm-2pm: Networking lunch