2018 Symposium on Pine Oleoresin Extraction & Processing

A Global Symposium providing educational tools and best practices from around the world to improve productivity and lower costs of oleoresin extraction and processing.

COURSE OVERVIEW: This Global Symposium will gather industry operators, experts and educators from around the world to discuss "best practices", new technologies and practical advances which are evolving for forestry management, tapping and resin processing.  Presentations and lively discussions will provide the framework for new technologies to help you increase production and reduce costs for oleoresin, rosin and turpentine.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for owners, managers, operations personnel and R&D leaders responsible for any and all phases of pine forestry management, tapping and extracting pine oleoresin into finished gum rosin and gum turpentine.

What is covered?

  • Pine tree tapping and oleoresin production yields
  • Basic genetics and pine tree physiology and why they matter
  • Improving oleoresin production with hybrid trees
  • Developing high efficiency forests
  • Human resource management and safety
  • Forestry mechanization and logistics
  • Resin plant design and operation
  • Testing and quality control methods
The program will provide continuous translation between English, Portuguese & Chinese.


This course will be offered from 22-24 February 2016.  General Session will begin at 13:00 on 22 February and will conclude at 12:00 on 24 February 2016. 

Registration fees to be paid in US Dollars

Registration Fees
• $995.00 per attendee

The course registration fee includes: all course materials, Lunch/Breaks/Reception on Monday & Tuesday, and Breaks/Lunch on Wednesday (Breakfast is available for guests staying at the EPIC SANA).

Registration for the course can be made online using this link or by emailing/faxing this form to Amanda Young (amanda.young@pinechemicals.org or fax 1-404-994-6267).

Getting To Lisbon
The airlines of Delta SkyTeam, Official Alliance Network for our event, offer attractive airfares for participants. SkyTeam comprises 19 leading international airlines, serving 1,000 destinations in 187 countries with over 15,000 flights daily, dedicated to help make your journey smoother and more simplified.
To book your travel now, visit Delta online and use EVENT ID: 3106S. Additional travel information can be found on the Getting There page.

Speakers & Presentations
We have a fantastic schedule of informative presentations related to Pine Oleoresin Extraction and Processing. We look forward to the presentations highlighting this production and technology and hope that they will inspire you and your company.

View Speaker Schedule
VISA information
If you require a Letter of Invitation for visa purposes, PCA will send a letter to support your visa application once you have registered for the International Conference.

The letter will be sent electronically. Should you require the original, this will be mailed using regular Postal Service at no cost (takes up to 30 days to arrive) or can be expedited using Global Express Guaranteed (FedEx) for a fee. Visit our VISA page for more information and to supply the necessary data for the LOI.