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Forest Valuations – Taking a Broader Perspective - Seminar

Seminar & optional field day

Date: Thursday 23 & Friday 24 May 2019
Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania

About: For the next workshop of the IFA Forest Valuation Standard Subcommittee, the agenda includes a wide range of topics including Green Bonds, Natural Capital Accounting, Carbon Sequestration, Native Forests, as well as latest information and thinking on forest valuations. 

This workshop is open to all IFA members, forest valuers, forest practitioners and anyone interested in latest thinking on forest valuations in Australia.


Speakers & Program:

Thursday 23 May - Seminar

  • Forest ownership in ANZ – an Update on forestry transactions and recent changes in Tasmania; Andrew Morton, Indufor Asia Pacific
  • What is driving forest values in or region – an overview of product supply demand; Rudolf Rensburg, Margules Groome Consulting
  • Purpose of valuations - the role and responsibilities of the independent valuer; Brian Johnson, Margules Groome Consulting
  • Valuation methodology and financial reporting standards; Brian Johnson, Margules Groome Consulting
  • Independent valuers and auditors – what role do they play? Stuart Dare, Deloitte
  • Green Bonds – do forests have a role? David Bartlett, Sustainable Timber Tasmania
  • Natural Capital Accounting – what does it mean for future earnings?  Anthony O’Grady, CSIRO
  • Environmental economic accounting; Mark Eigenraam, IDEEA Group
  • Carbon and Forests – TAS DPAC project; Blair Freeman, Indufor
  • Valuing Natural Forests – do they require special treatment? Rudolf Rensburg, Margules Groome Consulting
  • Forest Loss – fire, insurance & expert witness; Rob de Fégely, Margules Groome Consulting
  • Registered Professional Foresters – why & how will they help? Bob Gordon & Jim Wilson, Institute of Foresters of Australia

Optional dinner Thursday night – Hotel Grand Chancellor 

Friday 24 May - Optional Field Day

7.45 am - Meet in Hobart for an 8.00 am departure to the Huon Valley
  • Brief induction
  • Farm Forestry joint venture with Norske Skog; standing thinned mature pine plantation and recent fire salvage
  • SO005D: smaller regrowth with good hydro pole potential
  • Historic sawmill site
  • Lunch
  • HA020K: 1969 regrowth
  • Pruned hardwood plantation
  • IST yard - discussion of tenders
3.30 pm - Depart the Huon Valley, the field trip is scheduled to be back in Hobart at approximately 4.30pm

Registration: (includes GST)

$150.00                        IFA/AFG member rate
$250.00                        Non-member rate
$80.00                          Optional dinner, Thursday
$125.00                         Optional field day, Friday


The Hotel Grand Chancellor have offered delegates special rates starting from $149.00 per night (room only). To access this rate, call 03 6235 4535 and quote ‘The Institute of Foresters of Australia’ to access the rate.

With thanks to the events sponsors and partners:

  • Forico P/L
  • Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers
  • New Forests managed ANZFOF2
  • New Forests managed ANZFOF3
  • Margules Groome Consulting
  • Sustainable Timbers Tasmania
  • University of Tasmania

To register, click HERE