Superwood conference agenda
955am: Welcome by the Chair
Session 1: The scale of the opportunity
10-1015am: Opportunities for the North East at a time of change: Richard Baker, Head of Strategy and Policy, North East Local Enterprise Partnership
1015-10.40am: More trees, more timber construction: making the North East the greenest region in England Paul Brannen, MEP North East England
THE DRIVERS FOR ENHANCED TREE PLANTING
10.40-10.55am: 8% forest cover, despite Kielder: opportunities to plant at scale - and deliver economic benefit - in Northumberland Peter Jackson, Leader, Northumberland County Council
10.55-11.10am: Planting the future: why the wood processing industry needs more trees Simon Hart, Business Development Manager, EGGER Forestry
11.10 -1130am: Panel discussion with first 4 speakers
1130-1150am - Coffee break
Session 2: Forestry, climate change and the bioeconomy
11.50am-12.05pm: More trees in the North: working together to make a difference Beccy Speight, CEO, Woodland Trust
12.05-12.20pm: Are we truly serious about tackling climate change? Forestry as a simple, low-cost option Stuart Goodall, CEO, Confor
12.20-12.35pm: Wood and the bioeconomy: big opportunities, bigger challenges? Dr Dan Ridley-Ellis, Edinburgh Napier University
12.35-12.55pm: Panel discussion: Beccy Speight, Stuart Goodall, Dan Ridley-Ellis & Mike Childs, Head of Science, Policy & Research, Friends of the Earth
Session 3: Building more - and building more creatively - with wood
1.45-2.05pm: Lessons from British Columbia: a high-performance, wood-based building industry to drive a low-carbon economy Adam James, Ryder Architecture (Canada)
2.05-2.20pm: Lessons from Scotland: the circular economy, using local timber and collaboration Neil Sutherland, MAKAR
2.20-2.35pm Lessons from Leeds: How timber unlocks the carbon negative home Rob Allen, Marketing & Research Manager, Citu
2.35-2.50pm: A low-carbon built environment: growing market demand Christiane Lellig, Wood for Good
2.50-3.10pm: Panel discussion with previous four speakers
310-325pm: Coffee/comfort break
Session 4: Joining the dots
325-355pm: Round-table discussion.
Each table to discuss:
- What are the two positives you take away from today?
- What is the biggest barrier to driving forward a low-carbon agenda in the North-East and how can we overcome it?
3.55-4.05pm: Brief feedback from 3/4 tables, to form basis of final discussion [all feedback collected]
4.05-4.25pm: Facilitated discussion on round-table feedback with panel:
Paul Brannen; Caroline Ayre (England Manager, Confor); Christiane Lellig; Lorna Johnson, Masters Student (Conservation and Forest Protection), Harper Adams University, Graduate Agricultural Consultant (ADAS) and Winner, Confor essay prize, 2018.
4.25pm: Chair’s summary and close
* Agenda may be subject to change