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The must-attend event for anyone involved in the transportation, materials handling, or distribution of forest products.

Please note: All facilities for PPI Transport Symposium were not affected by Hurricane Irma and the event is scheduled as planned. 

Online Registration is now closed. Registration will be available onsite on Monday, September 25th beginning at 9:00am in the River Concourse at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. 


RISI is pleased to announce PPI Transport Symposium 22 - Savannah, GA, USA

PPI Transport Symposium is the longest running conference and exhibition dedicated to the global forest products logistics industry. Organized by RISI, in association with the International Forest Products Transport Association (IFPTA), the event focuses on the issues surrounding the worldwide transport, materials handling, and distribution of forest products.

In 2017 we are proud to host the event in Savannah, Georgia, in cooperation with Georgia Ports Authority and the many port partners who have come together to make this event happen.

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Benefits of attending the Conference:

  • It is the place to see all your forest products logistics contacts in one place.
  • Our attendees are senior level executives and key decision makers involved with the transport, handling, and distribution of forest products.
  • You'll gain crucial business insight from global industry leaders.
  • Make new connections that will help you be more successful.
  • Get all the information you need on the latest trends and issues driving the forest products logistics industry from the foremost experts in the field.
  • Dynamic networking opportunities.
  • Develop new business partnerships and strengthen current client relationships.
  • Gain perspective beyond the boundaries of your own company and discuss your specific challenges with the world's leading providers of products and solutions for the forest products logistics industry.

Our Latest Speakers

The smartest minds in the forest products logistics industry share their knowledge. All Speakers

Resolute Forest Products

Georgia Ports Authority

G2 Ocean AS Bergen

Suzano Papel e Celulose

Virginia International Terminals

Fibre Source International

American Shipper & BlueWater Reporting

Hapag-Lloyd (America) LLC

Savannah International Trade & Convention Center

Savannah, Georgia is known worldwide for its beauty and charm, its historic architecture and its shady squares. USA Weekend magazine called it “one of the most beautiful places in America.” Condé Nast Traveler magazine named it “one of the top 10 U.S. cities to visit.” No wonder millions list Savannah among the places they most want to visit.

Chairman's Corner March 2017

Wed, Mar 01, 2017

A World-Class Learning and Collaborative Event

Greetings from the sunny US South. We are not yet halfway through February, yet the weather feels a bit like Spring -- which reminds us that we are that much closer to Transport Symposium 22.  This, then, is a good time to remind you that registration for the Symposium is open. We have early bird discount rates available, group discounts, plus the exclusive IFPTA Member fee - so get those registrations in soon.  

Chairman's Corner January 2017

Thu, Jan 26, 2017

PPI Transport Symposium 22 - organized by RISI in association with the IFPTA - will be back in the US in 2017.

You are invited to experience the southern charm in this historic, strategic port city of Savannah, GA. Mark your calendars now for September 25 to 27, 2017.

We have the privilege of being co-chairs for the event and are excited about the conference venue, the program itself, as well as ancillary activities related to the event.