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MFPC 2019 Annual Meeting

Maine Forest Products Council 59th Annual Meeting

Sugarloaf Ski Resort, September 15-16th

Invitation MFPC 2019 Annual Meeting

Dear Members and Friends,

The Maine Forest Products Council invites you to attend our 59th annual membership meeting at the Sugarloaf Ski Resort on 5092 Access Road, Carrabassett Valley, ME.  This year, attendees will have the opportunity to play golf at the Sugarloaf Golf Course on Sunday and enjoy a BBQ at Strokes Bar and Grille right at the clubhouse.

Monday morning starts off with an early breakfast at the hotel before our annual membership meeting.  The meeting will involve an election of officers, and a report of legislative activities.

The rest of the morning will be devoted to work force issues. We’ll start off with a presentation by Ryan Wallace, director of the Maine Center for Business and Economic Research, Muskie School of Public Service, on an overview of the work force issues facing Maine’s forest products industry, followed by a panel discussion.

The afternoon session will focus on the outlook for lumber, wood products, and pulp and paper in the U.S. and across the global markets. 

William Perritt is Executive Editor for Fast markets RISI’s North American Wood fiber & Biomass Markets, News Editor for International Wood Fiber Report, and editor of Log Lines. He also produces RISI’s North American and European Wood Biomass Project databases. Perritt has covered pulpwood market news for decades and is in regular contact with industry sources, including in Maine.

Rod Young, former RISI CEO and chairman, now chief economic advisor, will provide the outlook on pulp and paper. Young started modeling and forecasting in the pulp and paper industry in 1977. Since then, his work in international pulp and paper markets has received worldwide recognition. Rod now consults on a regular basis with companies throughout the world. He continues to assist in the development of the Fastmarkets RISI analysis and forecast of the world pulp and paper market, along with working on individual projects. In addition, Rod is the primary person responsible for the Fastmarkets RISI analysis of the global dissolving pulp market.

“Getting a RISI person to speak is outstanding because they are very knowledgeable, able to accurately convey trends and most importantly, they are neutral arbiters, said Ron Lovaglio. “They tell it like it is.” 

DON’T WAIT! REGISTER NOW.

Message from MFPC Board President Gordon Gamble, of Wagner Forest Management: “The success of this meeting depends greatly on membership support. As a MFPC member, I would like to extend to you the opportunity to participate as a sponsor. As you know, sponsorship is an essential component to all the events we hold, and it is especially important to subsidize the cost of the events. This allows broader participation of our members by keeping individual expense down. A special form for sponsorship registration is enclosed with your registration materials. We hope that you will join us for our biggest event of the year. Registration forms for all events and meals are below. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our staff at 622-9288 or email Sue at smccarthy@maineforest.org.  I’m looking forward to seeing you there.”

 

Overnight Accommodations

All attendees will make their own reservations directly with the Reservations Department.  To do so, please call 1-800-843-5623.  Be sure when making your reservations you tell them that you are with the Maine Forest Products Council Group.  A deposit of 50% will be required at the time the reservation is made.  They will accept, MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express.  You may choose from the following list of rooms that are available.  All the rates are subject to the current Maine State room and lodging tax of 7% plus a resort charge of 4%.

 

Hotel Alcove……………………… $105

Hotel Superior/Queen Bed….. $115

Hotel Superior / 2 Queen……..$125

Hotel One Bedroom Suite……. $165

Hotel Two Bedroom Suite……. $195

Hotel Penthouse……..….…..…..$575

 

Sunday and Monday events

Sunday – Golf – T-Times starting at 11:00 to 12:20

18 holes of golf, golf cart @ SugarLoaf Golf Course ……………………………………….……….……..   $95.00

Sunday – 19th Hole Reception

6:00 pm — 19th Hole Reception……………………………………………………………. ……….……….….    $50.00

Monday – Breakfast 7:30 a.m. – …………………………………………………………………………………     $20.00

Annual Business Meeting – 8:30 a.m. ………………………………………………………………….…..…… $20.00

Lunch – 12:00 p.m.…………………………………………………………………………………………………….    $25.00

Monday Evening – Reception, Silent Auction, Live Auction & Awards Banquet

5:00 pm — Social Hour/Auction

6:30 pm — Buffet Dinner………………………………………………………………………………………………$55.00

                                  

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Sponsorships

          ____“Award Winning”            Sponsor $300.00

          ____“Golf Sponsorship”         Sponsor $300.00

          ____“Lunch”                               Sponsor $300.00

          ____“Meeting”                           Sponsor $300.00

          ____“19th Hole BBQ”              Sponsor $400.00

          ____“Breakfast”                        Sponsor $400.00

           ____“Speakers”                        Sponsor $500.00

          ____“Banquet Reception”      Sponsor $500.00

          ____“Silent Auction Item” ______________________

          ____“Live Auction Item ________________________

News Archive
Calendar of Events

MFPC Board Meeting

When: Thu November 14 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: MFPC Office, 535 Civic Center Drive, Augusta Maine
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Up-to-Date Information
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Legislative Advocacy & Regulatory Monitoring
Make your voice heard in Augusta and Washington! MFPC employs three lobbyists who stay on top of legislative and regulatory initiatives affecting Maine’s forest products industry.

 

Networking
You’re invited! Take advantage of the Council’s many opportunities to visit with the who’s who of Maine’s forest products industry at any of our special events.

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