PELICE Adds Keynoters, Exhibitors

Organizers of the eighth Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE) have announced a partial list of keynote speakers for the event, which will be held Thursday-Friday, March 31 to April 1, 2022 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Keynoters signing on early include Scott Poole, president and chief operating officer of Louisiana-based RoyOMartin. He’ll talk about confronting the less than predictable variables in today’s business environment, and will also address the construction progress of the company’s second OSB plant at the site in Corrigan, Texas.

Jake Elston, senior vice president of Operations at Oregon-based Roseburg Forest Products, will discuss the company’s growth through geographic diversification, including project development and timberlands acquisition on the Eastern side of the U.S.

Wedig Graf Grote, chief operating officer of Swiss Krono USA, will speak about the successful evolvement through the pandemic of the new MDF facility in Barnwell, SC and address Swiss Krono’s enhanced position in North America and worldwide.

Doug Pauze, president of Coastland Wood Industries, will address the company’s continuing expansion in British Columbia and trends in veneer-plywood markets.

No building products conference is complete without an economics forecast, and Roger Tutterow, highly esteemed director of the Econometric Center and Professor of Economics and Kennesaw State University, will provide his insights and forecasts on the economic, business and political climate, including recent implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Several additional keynoters will be announced in the coming weeks.

In addition, PELICE will include numerous technical sessions encompassing subjects such as: Air Emissions Control; Resins & Wax; Veneer & Plywood Technologies (Green & Dry); Greenfield & Brownfield Project Planning & Implementation; Quality Control through Board Scanning & Analysis; Fire Prevention & Suppression; Press Technologies & Components; Digital Capabilities & Integration; New Normal Supply Chain. A special session will address Cross-Laminated Timber—Where It Stands Today.

The number of exhibitor sponsors for PELICE had already reached 65 by early October and nearly 100 exhibitor companies are ultimately expected to fill up the Grand Ballroom North of the Omni Hotel. The exhibitor floor is located immediately adjacent the speaker-meeting rooms.

All PELICE exhibitors are either Gold, Silver or Bronze sponsors, and this PELICE has already has signed on more Gold sponsors than any PELICE in history, with more expected.

Gold sponsors include Dürr Systems (Megtec), IPCO, TSI-Sigma Thermal, Dieffenbacher, Siempelkamp, Meinan Machinery, Cogent Industrial Technologies, Timber Products Inspection, Hexion, Raute, Biomass Engineering & Equipment and Georgia-Pacific Chemicals.

A complete list of Gold, Silver and Bronze exhibitor sponsors can be viewed at

PELICE is hosted by Panel World magazine and Georgia Research Institute.

Immediately preceding PELICE will be the seventh Wood Bioenergy Conference & Expo on March 29-30 also in the Grand Ballroom North of the Omni Hotel. Many PELICE exhibitors participate in both events because their products and technologies apply to both the panelboard and wood energy industries.

Exhibitor Information: E-mail [email protected]

Presentation Information: E-mail [email protected]




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