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


Online Registration is now closed. Registration will be open onsite at the PortAventura Convention Centre in the Alexandria Hall Foyer.

Registration Hours: 

Monday, 16 September: 8:00 - 18:00

Tuesday, 17 September: 7:30 - 17:30

Wednesday, 18 September: 8:30 - 15:30 


We are pleased to announce PPI Transport Symposium 23 will be hosted by the Port of Tarragona


Organized by Fastmarkets RISI, in association with the International Forest Products Transport Association (IFPTA), this event focuses on trending topics in worldwide transport, materials handling, and distribution of forest products. In 2019, Euroports and Port of Tarragona, one of the biggest paper and pulp ports in Europe, are pleased to welcome attendees to Tarragona for three days of unforgettable learning and networking experiences.  

Catch up with clients, meet industry peers, and ensure you are part of the conversation as you shore up your short and long term pipeline.

Why people will be attending Transport Symposium 23:

  • Take advantage of one of the biggest gatherings of the pulp and paper supply chain
  • Keep in touch with current contacts and broker introductions to further stakeholders within the industry
  • Producers and consumers: Conduct your all supplier meetings in one day, saving time and gaining an accurate comparison
  • Visit and explore the facilities of one of the biggest European pulp and paper hubs for yourself
  • Benefit from content: Understand consumer demand, production output and freight rates
  • Beyond the content: Assess the real attitude within the industry and response to developments with your peers and competitors





Our Latest Speakers

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

Fastmarkets RISI

Saga Welco

APT Group

Georgia Pacific

BLG Cargo Logistics GmbH


PortAventura Business & Events Convention Centre

One 5-star hotel and four 4-star hotels with a total of over 2,100 rooms. Hotel Gold River, Hotel PortAventura, Hotel Mansión De Lucy, Hotel Caribe, and Hotel El Paso. Each recreates a key aspect from PortAventura Park, gold miners, to the Mediterranean coast, all the way to Mexico.

Chairman's Corner March 2019

Mon, Mar 25, 2019

Here we are in Q1 2019. It only seems like yesterday that we were in Savannah for TS22. We are now looking forward to TS23 in September in Tarragona.

Einar Didriksen and I are busy working on the programme, building interesting topics and working with the Moderators to build quality panels.

We have several themes that have been determined already which we believe to be especially relevant today.

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.