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Program

Wednesday, 22 May, 2019

Pre-conference Day

13:30

FASTMARKETS RISI & IFPTA Transport Seminar

Thursday, 23 May, 2019

Day One 2019

8:00

Registration

9:00

Welcome Speech by Fastmarkets RISI

9:15

Levi Li

Managing Director, China

FASTMARKETS RISI

Presentation of the CEO of the Year Award

Mapping the major achievements this year from our CEO of the Year winner

 

9:20

Keynote speech from CEO of the Year winner

 

 

10:00

Executive outlook & corporate strategy

  • How organisations are capitalising on expected market changes at the board level
  • Expected corporate headwinds and tailwinds for the pulp and paper sector in Asia
  • How are Asian organisations viewing their future position in the US and Europe?

 

10:40

Coffee Break

11:10

Panelists

Steve Kim

Executive Director, Overseas Sales

MOORIM

Jue Wang

Senior Environmental Specialist

UPM CHINA

The future of paper and pulp production

  • Placing value at the heart of expansion within the paper industry
  • How producers are meeting and exceeding sustainability commitments
  • Understanding how the leading producers are upping production levels to meet demand
  • Showcasing innovation: How producers are meeting the demand of Asian consumers
  • Exploring innovations within the mill and product offerings

 

11:50

Macroeconomic developments: How global pulp and paper demand is being shaped

  • Expected developments and trends for the global economy within the next year
  • Anticipating geopolitical shocks and factors that will impact market economics
  • Assessing country risk and unfolding policy to inform market positions
  • Defining international trade flows
  • How an economic slowdown in China would impact regional and global economies

 

12:30

Lunch Break

13:50

Global fiber outlook: Capacity and investment over the coming 12 months

  • Charting the results of the Chinese recovered paper import ban on the markets
  • Exploring global capacity and appetite for investment over the coming 12 months
  • Assessing the fallout from a depressed global pulp market
  • Gauging the recent developments within dissolving pulp
  • Highlighting how recent capacity expansion announcements will impact the market
14:20

Panelists

Hannah Zhao

Senior Economist, Global Recovered Paper

FASTMARKETS RISI

TANG Yanju

Deputy Secretary General of China Resource Recycling Association, Secretary General of Waste Paper Branch, Secretary General

China Resource Recycling Association

Chinese recovered paper: Meeting domestic demand following the import ban

  • Policy & development
  • How to meet domestic market demands
  • Solving the raw material supply issue
  • China is still looking at RCP import ban – altogether by the end of 2020, imports of RCP will be finished

 

14:50

Asset Quality and Cost Competitiveness of Global Pulp Mills

  • Cost competitiveness of pulp producers by world region
  • Pulp usage in different paper grades
  • Integration level and fiber supply strategy of companies
  • Asset quality and technical age of pulp mills

 

15:20

Coffee Break

15:40

Bob Flynn

Director, International Timber

FASTMARKETS RISI

Forecasting demand for woodchips across China and Southeast Asia

  • Understanding the potential demand from biomass producers in the region
  • How Asian demand will dictate global production
  • Clarifying the future appetite for woodchips in paper and pulp production
  • Identifying the next growth markets across Asia

 

16:10

Esko Uutela

Principal Economist, Tissue

FASTMARKETS RISI

Charting the tissue industry over the coming 12 months

  • Exploring recent pulp and eucalyptus price movements to understand potential market growth
  • Focusing on key future challenges for prices
  • Acquisition and consolidation: How is M&A has shaped product supply and pricing

 

16:50

Rod Young

Chief Economic Advisor

FASTMARKETS RISI

Dissolving Pulp

 

 

Friday, 24 May, 2019

Day Two 2019

8:00

Registration

9:15

Global Containerboard & boxboard Outlook

  • Effects of shifts in global economy on near term prospects for packaging demand
  • How changing recovered paper policies are affecting Asian containerboard and boxboard markets
  • How the changes in China are impacting the rest of Asia and the world

 

9:55

VJ Gupta

Managing Director

KOKUSAI PULP & PAPER

Paper vs plastic: Outlining the environmental & sustainability benefits of modern packaging

  • Exploring how consumers in Asia, Europe and the US have been moving away from plastic
  • Outlining the benefits of paper packaging on the environment
  • How the market can guarantee the sustainable origin of the fibers

 

10:35

Coffee Break

11:05

Paperboard packaging innovations and future raw material demands

  • Showcasing recent developments in paper packaging design
  • Future requirements from customers
  • How paper packaging design is evolving
  • Meeting sustainability, pricing and environmental demands

 

11:35

Panelists

Janet Ma

Associate Director

Secondary PKG Procurement, BU China, APAC AB-Inbev

KEYNOTE BUYER PANEL: End user requirements for paper procurement

  • Gauging the importance of sustainability within packaging procurement
  • Charting the expected demand from packaging buyers over the coming months and years
  • How base level expectations from packaging end users on quality have shifted

 

12:30

Lunch Break

13:30

Vietnam: Are “international companies dominating the pulp and paper industry”?

  • Measuring the current proliferation of foreign organisations setting up in Vietnam
  • Understanding the sustainability measures currently in place in Vietnam
  • The scope for increased production in Vietnam
  • Understanding the challenges that the country must overcome to increase industry growth

 

14:00

Inder Aurora

Managing Director

TRADECOM INTERNATIONAL INDIA

India: How the country is responding to increased RCP imports

  • Understanding the impacts of China’s RCP import ban upon India
  • Gauging the previous and expected future growth of the Indian paper industry
  • Future demand for raw materials and recycled fiber
  • Exploring the impacts of policy change upon Indian mills
  • Recent investment into Indian infrastructure and effects on capacity

 

14:30

WENG Haidong

Head of Corporate Development

Xiamen C&D Paper& Pulp

China paper market: perspectives from a major marketer

  • How the supply chain within China is facilitating international trade
  • The new trends and opportunities of Pulp, Paper and downstream market within China

 

15:00

Coffee Break

15:30

Malaysia: How the paper and pulp industry is expanding

  • Gauging the current and future demand for paper products within Malaysia
  • Mapping investment from China: Exploring how some of the major Chinese players have set up facilities within Malaysia
  • Current investment appetite within the country from the major producers

 

16:00

Liana Bratasida

Executive Director

INDONESIA PULP & PAPER ASSOCIATION (APKI)

Indonesia: The rate of growth within the region

  • Charting expansion with the sector in line with future consumption demand
  • How international players are establishing mills and plants in the region
  • Investment required to continue the current rate of development
  • The realities of transporting to, and within, Indonesia

 

16:30

Close of Conference