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Program

Monday, 21 May, 2018

Day One 2018

16:00

Pre-registration

Location: Jazz 37, 37/F

17:00

Welcome Reception

Location: Jazz 37, 37/F

Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

Day Two 2018

8:00

Registration

Location: Foyer of Grand Ballroom, 3/F

9:00

Welcome Speech by RISI

9:05

Presentation of RISI's Asian CEO of the Year Award

Award Presented by: Dan Klein, CEO, RISI 

9:10

James Sun

Director, Vice President

Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd

Keynote Speech

9:50

WANG Dong

Researcher, Director of Water Environment Institute

Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People's Republic of China

Proposal for Paper Industry Development Based on Water Environment Management

10:20

Tea Break

Sponsored by: SEIKO PMC

10:50

Global Macroeconomic Outlook: China in Transition

11:20

ZHOU Haichen

Deputy General Manager/Research Director/Chief Analyst

SWS Research

China Macro-Economic Trends and Paper Industry Outlook

11:50

Lunch Break

13:30

Asian Woodchip Import Market Update

From 2010-2016, Asian imports of woodchips for pulp production grew rapidly, setting new record volumes year by year. But in 2017, the market stalled out, and total imports were basically unchanged from 2016.

Over the next five years, there is expected to be very little new demand for woodchip imports in China or Japan, and in fact a serious shortage of woodchip supply is expected to develop due to changes in various supplying countries.

This presentation will highlight which companies are the major importers of woodchips for pulp production in Asia; where woodchip supply is expected to be problematic in the future; alternatives that companies are exploring to ensure adequate woodchip supply.

14:00

Global Pulp Market Outlook

14:30

Tea Break

15:00

Global Recovered Paper Outlook

15:30

Seido Kan

Director, Overseas Business Division

SEIKO PMC CORPORATION

Technology to Improve Paper Manufacture using Recycled Fiber

16:00

Panelists

Bernie Lee

Research Analyst-Commodities

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.

FANG Hao

Founder/CEO

Xiandou Recycling

TANG Yanju

Assistant Secretary General of China Resource Recycling Association, Director of Business Department and Secretary General of Recovered Paper Branch at China Resource Recycling Association

Panel Discussion 1 - China Import Policy and Influence on Supply & Demand Market

17:00

Cocktail Reception

Jazz 37, 37th Floor

Wednesday, 23 May, 2018

Day Three 2018

8:00

Registration

Location: Foyer of Grand Ballroom, 3/F

9:00

Global Boxboard Market Outlook

Sailing in a world of volatility and uncertainty

Global market conditions have changed rapidly during the past year. On one hand, the synchronized improvement in global economies have lifted demand of boxboard across the globe. However, other packaging material substitutes continue to pose a risk to our industry. On the other, significant changes in supply will result in the tightening of global markets. Unsurprisingly, China is playing a large role in the tightening of global market conditions. Not only is capacity growing much slower than before, but ongoing PfR bans are threatening production of paper and board in the coming years.

9:30

India - A Challenging Opportunity

10:00

Global Containerboard Market Outlook

Tightening of Global Market Balances

Discussion on the global containerboard supply/demand balances, capacity additions and cost developments. How will capacity additions impact global market balances? Our views on effects of Chinese PfR policies on the containerboard market and on production cost developments going forward. 

10:30

Tea Break

11:00

XING Kai

Founder/CEO/PM

Beijing Yiside Logistics Technology Co., Ltd

E-commerce Business Development Trends and Its Impact to Packaging Industry - Opportunities and Challegenes

11:30

Sustainability and Business Opportunity

12:00

Lunch Break

Location: Steak House, 2/F

13:30

Global Tissue Market Outlook

14:00

MENG Li

Economist, Asian Graphic Paper

RISI

Outlook for the Asian Graphic Paper Market with the Emphasis on China and India

The year of 2017 was full of surprise.

Asian graphic paper demand crept up 0.4% or 215,000 tonnes to 56.2 million tonnes in the year, better performance than our anticipation of a 1% decline in the middle of 2017, thanks to a 725,000 tonne gain in printing & writing paper demand which was about a predicted 70,000 tonne decrease in July 2017. The trade situation in 2017 was far from what we anticipated in our July 2017 forecast as well. Newsprint net imports climbed 425,000 tonnes in 2017, a sharper upturn than the 350,000 tonnes we had projected. Printing & writing paper net exports slumped 25% or 630,000 tonnes, a drastic downturn compared to the predicted 85,000 tonne decline. For pricing, woodfree paper prices in Hong Kong began to trend upward in January and rose gradually throughout most of the year, except from May to July when prices temporarily stabilized for uncoated woodfree grades and edged down US$5/tonne for coated woodfree. Announcements of price hikes were released nearly every month, and average uncoated woodfree paper prices in Hong Kong successfully increased US$145/tonne between January and the end of the year, while coated woodfree paper prices gained US$80/tonne over the same time frame.

So what’s the implication of the incredible situation for Asian and global graphic paper suppliers? What will happen in 2018 and 2019? How is the trade situation will be changed? We will provide our perspectives and also will give emphasis on Chinese and Indian markets to see how they will influence the regional and global graphic paper markets.

 

14:30

Asset Quality and Cost Competitiveness of Asian Containerboard Mills

15:00

Tea Break

15:30

Sino-US Trade War and Its Impact on Container Shipping

16:00

Closing Speech

16:05

End of conference