Frequently Asked Questions

Who Should Attend?

The PCAi International Conference is a gathering of owners, senior executives, and marketing managers, purchasing managers and technical managers from companies around the world engaged in or supporting Pine Chemicals businesses. PCAi members and non-members alike are welcome.

The program consists of two mornings of presentations on a variety of subjects including global markets in pine chemicals, supply logistics and issues, technology, safety, sustainability and other subjects of interest in the pine chemicals industry. Additionally, the program includes several receptions and ample time each day for meeting and networking with industry colleagues.

The Conference is a highly efficient meeting allowing participants to readily interface with the "who's who" of the global pine chemicals industry at a fraction of the cost and time that it would ordinarily be involved with traveling to meet these key managers and executives.

Registration Fees

Registration fees to be paid in US Dollars

Early Bird by June 30th
• Individual PCA Member $1,500.00
• Individual Non-Member $2,500.00

After June 30th
• Individual PCA Member $1,600.00
• Individual Non-Member $2,600.00

After September 1st all registrations are subject to the Onsite Registration rate of $2,700.00 and Attendee Name will NOT be printed in any rosters that are provided to Delegates (past printer cutoff date)

Does my conference registration act as a hotel reservation?

• NO! Attendees are responsible for all of their travel plans and hotel reservations.

I cannot attend all three days of the conference, is there a reduced rate or a per day rate for the conference?
• NO! The conference fee is a flat fee, regardless of how many days you attend.

Normal business casual attire is acceptable for all events. Jackets are not required, but if you feel more comfortable wearing a tie, then by all means do so.

Registration check in will begin at Noon on Saturday, September 16th in Hotel Lobby and will continue from 8am to 5:00pm on Sunday. A registration desk can be found outside of the General Session room on Monday and Tuesday.


The official PCAi name badge will be required for admittance to all events. This requirement applies to all registrants and guests. Name badges must be worn for all meetings, social functions and other conference events. Those not displaying the proper identification may be denied admittance.


During registration you will be required to list the name and contact information of your emergency contact person. Please make sure this person is aware they are your emergency contact. Also, have a list of medications, current medical conditions, your physicians name and contact information, as well as, the name and contact information for the person your designated during the registration process as your emergency contact. 



Cancellation of Registration and Refund Policy

Registration may be cancelled and a refund (less $150 administrative charge) issued up until 25 August 2018.
• NO REFUNDS will be issued after 25 August 2018.
• Registration may be transferred without penalty.
• Epic SANA Lisboa has a separate cancellation/refund policy of reservations may be changed or cancelled prior to seven (7) days (or 168 hours) prior to scheduled check-in date. Additional cancellation policies are in effect and you can view more information on the
Hotel Page.

Eligibility Policy:

The 2018 International Conference is open to leaders in the pine chemicals industry, forestry products and processing, purchasers of pine chemicals, service and product providers of pine chemicals, consultants/consulting firms, engineering firms, venture capital firms, academic/research organizations, brokers/agents, and attorneys. Exceptions are made only by special request of PCAi Board of Directors. No one under the age of 18 may enter the General Session area at any time. The official PCAi name badge will be required for admittance to all events. PCAi reserves the right to refuse ineligible registrations.

Ineligible Registrations:

All registrations are reviewed to ensure they meet PCAi eligibility policies. PCAi reserves the right to refuse or cancel all ineligible registrations at any time and shall not be held accountable for any outside fees associated with this cancellation. Please refer to the specific Eligibility Policy above.