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David Fortin

Vice President, Fiber

Fastmarkets RISI

David Fortin has been with Fastmarkets RISI since 2005. He spent his first seven years as a member of the Fiber Economic Analysis team and was responsible for specialty pulp coverage and assisted with the World Pulp Monthly, the five and fifteen year World Pulp and Recovered Paper Forecast and Dissolving Pulp Monitor. During his time on the Fiber team he was the author of the World Fluff Pulp Study and multiple single-client and mill risk studies. He joined the Wood Products Economic Analysis team in 2013 where he expanded the monthly structural panel model to cover the entire North American market and created the Dashboard that has been rolled out to all wood products commentaries. As part of the Wood Products team he completed a study on OSB Capacity Expansion and the Development of US Pellet Exports – Impacts on Woodfiber Supply and was the author of Fastmarkets RISI’s monthly Lumber Commentary and five and fifteen year North American Lumber Forecast as well as co-author of the five and fifteen year Engineered Wood Products Forecast. He rejoined the Fiber team in 2018 and is the author of the World Pulp Monthly and five and fifteen year forecast. 

David has a master's degree in international economics and finance from the International Business School at Brandeis University and has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


ROUNDTABLE: Will we see a k-shaped recovery from COVID-19?

Session Two

Tuesday, 6 October, 2020 - 12:30


  • Take part in this informal discussion to have a conversation about market disruptors
  • All of the day 2 Fastmarkets RISI speakers will be present for you to chat with
  • An opportunity to network with delegates who have similar business interests

World Pulp Outlook: disparate trends from the pandemic create crosscurrents for pulp demand

Session Two

Tuesday, 6 October, 2020 - 12:30

  • The disparate trends for pulp end-use markets and regions due to the pandemic
  • How have the crosscurrents in the pulp market impacted market pulp demand?
  • The ongoing cycle of large volumes of unexpected downtime
  • Review of the capacity expansion projects planned over the next two years

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