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Doing Timber Business in Queensland 2021

Event Type: Conference Day One
Date: Friday 19 March 2021
Location: Northern Suburbs Bowls Club, 175 Edinburgh Castle Rd, Wavell Heights, Brisbane

Event Description

Join Queensland's full industry supply chain at a one day symposium followed by barefoot bowls & BBQ networking.

Event Program

To allow us to manage numbers, please now email sarah@timberqueensland.com.au for registration. 

In lieu of our 2020 conference, Timber Queensland's Doing Timber Business in Queensland 2021 one day event presents an informal opportunity for industry stakeholders to come together, reconnect and network in person.


Thursday 18 March 2021 - Timber Queensland Office Launch (by invitation only)

Friday 19 March 2021 - Doing Timber Business in Queensland Symposium, Northern Suburbs Bowls Club, Wavell Heights, Brisbane

9.00 am

Registration. Tea & Coffee.

9.30 am

Welcome and Introduction
Mick Stephens, CEO, Timber Queensland

9.40 am

Ministerial Address
Mark Furner MP, Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities

9.50 am

Gold Sponsor Presentation
Simon Dorries, CEO, Responsible Wood

10.05 am

Housing and Construction Outlook
Mike Roberts, Executive Director Queensland, Housing Industry Association (HIA)

10.30 am

Morning Tea
Opportunity to network with Exhibitors

11.00 am

State policy issues and opportunities in regional supply chains
Mick Stephens, CEO, Timber Queensland

11.30 am

Improving private native forest productivity in SEQ: recent research findings
Tom Lewis, QDAF

12.00 pm

Timber building innovation: an update from the Centre for Future Timber Structures/ARC Future Timber Hub
Dr Joe Gattas, Centre for Future Timber Structures/ARC Future Timber Hub, and Toby Hodsdon, ARUP

12.30 pm

Opportunity to network with Exhibitors

1.25 pm

Silver Sponsor Presentation
Sonia Costin, Lead Research Scientist, Eco Cottages

1.35 pm

Shadow Ministerial Address
Tony Perrett MP, Shadow Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Forestry

1.50 pm

The softwood plantation resource: adding value for the future
Steve Worley, Group Marketing Manager, HQPlantations 

2.20 pm

Silver Sponsor Presentation
David Bennett, PF Olsen Australia 

2.30 pm

Overview of Environment Protection legislation and ERA regulation
Kerynne Birch and Scott Blanchard, Department of Environment and Science (DES) 

3.00 pm

Environmental regulation: navigating the compliance pathway
Paul Anderson, IMEMS Environmental Services

3.25 pm

Afternoon Tea
Opportunity to network with Exhibitors

4.00 pm

Barefoot Bowls Competition 
1st, 2nd and 3rd team prizes

5.30 pm - 7.00 pm

Networking Barbecue and Drinks

Saturday 20 March 2021 - Institute of Foresters Australia (IFA) & AFG Field Trip

To celebrate the International Day of Forests, the IFA/AFG Queensland Branch are extending an invitation to those interested in plantation management and fire recovery on a field trip to Jimna. The itinerary includes an overview of the 2019 fire season, visit to a fire-affected area and the opportunity to plant a Hoop Pine tree and learn how the Jimna Hoop Pine plantations are being re-established.


  • This is a free field trip, strictly limited to 35 vistors. 
  • Delegates are required to arrange their own transport to HQPlantations Office, 33 Bellbird Road, Jimna (accessible on a bitumen road). A bus will then transport delegates around the tour sites.
  • Morning tea is provided.
  • All delegates to wear enclosed shoes or boots, long pants, long sleeves and a sun hat.
  • Completion of a mandatory online safety induction is required for attending parties prior to the field trip.

Registration and further information about this Field Trip via IFA here

Ticket Terms & Conditions

Full tickets (TQ Members and Non-Members) include full day symposium, bowls and BBQ. 
For IFA members, please provide proof of IFA membership upon registration.
Tickets for just barefoot bowls and BBQ are separately bookable and do not include daytime conference attendance. 

Payment & Cancellation Policy

All registrations must be paid in full 10 days before the event. If you are unable to attend this event we will provide a 100% refund up to 7 days prior to event and a 50% refund after that. Notification of cancellation must be received in writing.  

Event Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor 

If you are interested in exhibiting or taking part in this event, please contact Clarissa Brandt, Strategic Relations and Communications Manager, via email at clarissa@timberqueensland.com.au for more information about sponsorship packages.


Please contact Sarah Porter, Communications Officer, for more information at sarah@timberqueensland.com.au

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