1998 Annual Meeting
June 21, 1998
Merida, Mexico

Program



SWST ANNUAL MEETING


WOOD PRODUCTS INDUSTRY IN THE 21ST CENTURY: KNOWLEDGE, TECHNOLOGY AND WORKFORCE TRAINING NEEDS

JUNE 21, 1998

Fiesta Americana Hotel

Merida, Mexico



8:00 - 12:45 Technical Program
(Yucatan III)

8:00 - 8:25 David Cooper
Consultant, McLean, Virginia
Collaborative Pre-competitive Research in the U.S.

8:25 - 8:50 Heinz Koester , Professor
F. H. Rosenheim, Germany
European Industry Perspective

8:50 - 9:15 Gabriel Treviso, Director of Business Development
Duraplay de Parral SA de CV, Chihuahua, Mexico
Knowledge and Technology Needs for the Mexican Wood Products Industry

9:15 - 9:40 Gilbert Comstock
Consultant, Tacoma, Washington
North American Industry Perspective

9:40 - 10:05 Sandy Steward, Managing Director
WoodLINKS, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Recruiting the Best and Brightest for the Wood Industry

10:10 - 10:45 Discussion (all speakers)

Moderator: J. David Barrett , Professor
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

10:45 - 11:45 Award Presentations

11:45 - 12:45 Annual Business Meeting and Lunch

1:00 - 4:00 Joint SWST/FPS Plenary Sessions

Session 1: Forest Fiber Biology, Its Control with Silviculture and the Effects
on Wood-Based Products (Merida I)
Session 2: Predictive Techniques for Characterizing the Structural Performance of
Fiber-Based Composites (Merida II and III)
Session 3: Using Knowledge of Wood Physics to Improve Wood Drying
(Valladolid room)

4:00 - 5:30 Joint SWST/FPS Technical Forum and Student Posters
(Student poster competition held June 20, 1998) (Yucatan IV Room)


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