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Program

Wednesday, 22 May, 2019

Pre-conference Day

14:00

FASTMARKETS RISI & IFPTA Transport Seminar Registration

14:30

Welcome Remarks

14:40

Dong Wanxu

CEO (China)

BEIJING TRANS EURASIA INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS

One Belt One Road: How the link between Europe and China is shaping transportation

  • Charting the current levels of Chinese investment in transport links
  • Which national links we expect China to focus on building
  • What is the real outcome of this investment? How much is the One Belt One Road scheme a real series of upgrades?

 

15:20

Ports and distribution developments in line with market growth

  • How ship operators and port authorities are investing to meet increased capacity demand
  • Where we are expecting to see increased investment in the future
  • The developments that the industry needs to see meet increased trade
  • The role of container shipping for pulp and paper over the next 2, 5 and 10 years
  • New market entrants within the shipping industry

 

16:00

Moderator

Panelists

Yue Yong

Investment President

ZHONGSHUN C&S STOCK CO

Chris Wang

Sales Director

Golden Yield International(HK)LTD.

Producer, receivers and operators: Smoothing the links in supply chain

  • How producers, receivers and operators are ensuring a smooth port process
  • Unravelling the common bottlenecks within the process
  • Exceeding the requirements of the producers
  • Logistical efficiencies to be found through closer co-operation

 

17:00

Close of Transport Seminar & Welcome Drinks Reception

Thursday, 23 May, 2019

Day One 2019

8:00

Registration

9:00

Panelists

Levi Li

Managing Director, China

FASTMARKETS RISI

Welcome Speech by Fastmarkets RISI

9:15

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: Oji Group’s Management Strategy – Looking Beyond the Global Pulp & Paper Market

 

 

10:00

Moderator

Levi Li

Managing Director, China

FASTMARKETS RISI

Panelists

James Sun

Director, Vice President

Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd

CEO Panel: Focusing on Growth – How to Achieve Better Growth Under Current Macroeconomic and Industrial Context

  • 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?

 

11:00

Coffee Break

11:30

Moderator

Panelists

Steve Kim

Executive Director, Overseas Sales

MOORIM

Mary Ma

Director of Stakeholder Relations

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

 

12:15

Macroeconomic ​ Outlook 2019

  • 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

 

12:45

Lunch Break

13:30

Panelists

LUNCH BREAKOUT SESSION: Leveraging digital technologies

  • Sharing challenges faced within mills
  • Horizon scanning: Gauging the common challenges faced by the industry to mitigate for yourself
  • CASE STUDY: Drivers for change: The challenges Pacific Textiles faced and the solutions they found
  • What needs to be in plan to produce optimum quantities

 

14:15

World Pulp Outlook:Cautious optimism for the latter half of 2019

  • 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
14:45

Panelists

Hannah Zhao

Senior Economist, Global Recovered Paper

FASTMARKETS RISI

TANG Yanju

Secretary General

China Resource Recycling Association Waste Paper Branch

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

 

15:15

Coffee Break

15:45

Beth Snell Lis

Vice President, Asian Paper and Packaging

FASTMARKETS RISI

Global Graphic Paper Outlook

  • Outlook for Asian graphic paper consumption and production
  • Important developments in other major graphic paper markets
  • Trends in trade flows and capacity

 

16:15

John North

International Timber Economist

FASTMARKETS RISI

Global Pulpwood & Woodchip Overview

  • 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

 

16:45

Rodney L. Young

Chief Economic Advisor, Fiber, Graphic and Packaging Paper

FASTMARKETS RISI

Global Dissolving Pulp outlook

  • Growth in viscose staple fiber usage continues at a strong pace
  • Large capacity additions keep the viscose fiber market oversupplied
  • Dissolving pulp capacity expansion accelerates over next two years

 

 

17:30

Cocktail Reception

Friday, 24 May, 2019

Day Two 2019

8:30

Registration

9:30

Beth Snell Lis

Vice President, Asian Paper and Packaging

FASTMARKETS RISI

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

 

10:10

Paper vs Plastic: 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

 

10:45

Coffee Break

11:15

Packing innovations – the impact it will have on you and paperboard

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

 

11:55

Moderator

Panelists

Janet Ma

Associate Director

Secondary PKG Procurement, BU China, APAC AB-Inbev

Rachel Hou

President Special Assistant

Shandong Century Sunshine Co., Ltd.

Charlie Liu

General Manager

Xiang Heng (Wu Xi) Novel Packaging Technology Co.,Ltd

Panel discussion: Understanding consumption and procurement demands

  • 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

 

12:55

Lunch Break

14:05

Inder Aurora

Managing Director

TRADECOM INTERNATIONAL INDIA

Changing Trends in Indian Paper Industry with focus on 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

 

14:40

WENG Haidong

Head of Corporate Development

Xiamen C&D Paper& Pulp

China Paper Market Trends Signals from Macro Economy ,Political Risk Factor & Downstream Demand

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

 

15:15

Coffee Break

15:45

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

 

16:20

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

 

17:00

Close of Conference