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Mayor Wheeler to Speak at International Mass Timber Conference

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Office of Mayor Ted Wheeler

City of Portland

MEDIA ADVISORY

MAYOR TED WHEELER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/19/19

Contact: Eileen Park, (503) 823-6541

Eileen.park@portlandoregon.gov

Mayor Wheeler to Speak at International Mass Timber Conference

 WHAT: Mayor Ted Wheeler will be giving the keynote speech at the Mass Timber Conference.

 The 2019 International Mass Timber Conference brings together timber experts from around the world for three days of tours, exhibits and presentations with industry leaders across the spectrum of mass timber.

 In his opening remarks, Mayor Wheeler will discuss:

  • Portland’s history of both massive timber use and robust climate action
  • Opportunities for future sustainable growth
  • The use of cross-laminated timber (CLT) in Oregon and around the world

WHEN: Wednesday, March 20, 8-8:30 am

WHERE: Oregon Convention Center

Other notable events from the 2019 Mass Timber Conference include:

Panel: Why Big Tech, Big Apparel and Big Conservation are Embracing Mass Timber

Thursday March 21, 3:30 – 5 pm, Portland Convention Center

Featuring:

Peter Stark, moderator

Michelle Kaufman, Google

Karim Khalifa, Sidewalk Labs

David Remos, Adidas

Mark Wishnie, The Nature Conservancy

Taller Mass Timber Buildings: A Catalyst for Driving Climate Solutions in the Building Industry

Wednesday March 20, 3:30 – 5 pm, Portland Convention Center, A Meeting Rooms 105-106

Featuring:

Tracy Johns · Program Officer, Natural Carbon Capture · Climate Land Use Alliance

Anica Landreneau · Senior Principal, Global Director of Sustainable Design · HOK

Mark Wishnie · Director, Forestry & Wood Products · The Nature Conservancy

David Barber · Principal · Arup

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