2018 Symposium on Pine Oleoresin Production & Processing


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

This course will be offered from 16-18 April 2018.  General Session will begin at 1:00pm on 16 April 2018 and will conclude at 2:00pm on 18 April 2018. 

 Registration fees to be paid in US Dollars

 Registration Fees    

• $995 per attendee                **Register by 28 February 2018 to receive a $100 Discount ($895 per attendee)

The course registration fee includes: all course materials, Breaks/Reception on Monday, Breakfast/Lunch/Breaks/Reception on Tuesday, and Breakfast/Breaks on Wednesday. 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).

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

Getting To Savannah, Georgia
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: 3697S. 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 Production 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 Symposium.

The letter will be sent via email in Adobe .pdf format.Should you require the original, this will be sent to you ONCE via United States Postal Service at no cost.  Please note that this may take up to 30 days to arrive.  If you need this expedited, we will require payment for the cost to deliver via FedEx-Global Express Guaranteed to your location. The cost for this service is $75.  Click HERE to access the payment form, if you have not already done so or you may pay via credit card using this link. Visit our VISA page for more information and to supply the necessary data for the LOI.