If you would like to head way south this winter, there is a timberland investment program scheduled for March 3-5 in Sao Paulo, Brazil (that is late summer in Brazil!).
According to the promotional literature:
"Discussions will focus on:
• Local investments opportunities in South America
• Biological, political and financial risk of investing in Brazil
• The importance of creating a diversified global timber portfolio
• Investments in carbon credits as additional revenue"
Actually, it looks like a pretty good conference for anyone with a timberland investment in Latin America or for anyone considering an investment. You can check out the speakers and all topics on the conference web site. If you have never been to Sao Paulo, it will be a memorable experience! Brazil is a wonderful place with some equally wonderful people. --Brian