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Monday, 9 March, 2020

Packaging Seminar

12:00

Seminar registration

13:00

Welcome remarks

13:10

Ken Waghorne

Vice President, Global Packaging and Paper

Fastmarkets RISI

Fastmarkets RISI global packaging outlook

13:45

Moderator

Ken Waghorne

Vice President, Global Packaging and Paper

Fastmarkets RISI

Panelists

Anna Gandolfini

Purchasing Manager – Lead Buyer Cardboard and Corrugated Materials

Barilla

Ashish Gupta

Regional Paper Category Manager

DanTrade B.V.

Marco Massarani

Director, Global Procurement Packaging (Fibers)

Kraft Heinz

Martin Luh

Global Packaging Base Material Expert (Paperboards)

Nestle

Panel discussion: box-buyers’ panel: keeping up with the consumer

  • How are procurement executives dealing with changing consumer trends
  • Assessing the impact of climate change, technology and e-commerce on the industry
14:30

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

 

 

15:00

Fireside chat: strategic vision for the packaging industry

  • How are producers utilising new technologies to create a more sustainable product?
  • Can fiber-based packaging provide a viable alternative to single-use plastics?
15:30

Formed fiber: the journey to renewable packaging

  • Examining the potential for formed fiber in packaging
16:00

Presentation to be announced

16:30

PPI Awards Packaging Innovation finalists’ showcase

A series of short introductions from our Packaging Innovation finalists, showcasing the most innovative and sustainable packaging designs this year. We have chosen designers who are clearly demonstrating where paper and paperboard can take over the role of plastics

17:00

Close of Seminar

17:00

Champagne roundtables

Join fellow industry experts in one of our intimate debates on the future of packaging. Pick a topic, grab a glass and join a table:

  1. Digital printing and technology
  2. Doing away with single-use plastics
  3. The rise of e-commerce
17:00

Cocktail Reception & Main Conference Pre-Registration

Tuesday, 10 March, 2020

Day I

8:00

Conference Registration

9:00

Welcome remarks and presentation of Fastmarkets RISI European CEO of the Year Award

9:05

Keynote address from the European CEO of the Year Award winner

9:15

Global macroeconomic outlook

  • Examining economic trends and how they are impacting the global paper and pulp market, with a focus on Europe
  • Current status of the global economy and predictions over the next 12 months
  • Analyzing international trade flows and their influence on the market
9:45

Global fiber outlook

  • Supply and demand dynamics within the global pulp markets
  • Specific factors influencing the European markets
10:15

Panelists

European CEO Panel Discussion-paper and pulp

  • Strategic changes within the industry
  • How are CEOs handling supply and demand dynamics?
  • Examining trade flows, capacity additions and changing consumer demands
  • Opportunities for consolidation and acquisitions
11:00

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

11:30

Global containerboard outlook

12:00

Panelists

European CEO panel discussion-containerboard

  • Examining challenges and opportunities for containerboard producers in 2020
  • The impact of external factors and market disruptors on demand and supply for containerboard and corrugated packaging
12:45

Presentation of the Winner of the StepChange Consulting Survey Prize

12:50

Networking Lunch Break

14:00

The impact of Brexit on trade flows in Europe

  • How Brexit is altering trade dynamics within Europe
  • Changing policy frameworks for trade and production of paper in Europe
14:30

Policy and the environment - Europe’s sustainability vision

15:00

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

 

 

15:30

Mauro Ciriminna

Senior Advisor Pulp, Paper and Packaging, Forest Sector Transformation & Valuation

WWF Sweden

A vision for the forest sector: what are the expectations and how can we drive change?

16:00

Panelists

Liz Wilks

European Director, Sustainability

APP

Martin Luh

Global Packaging Base Material Expert (Paperboards)

Nestle

Mauro Ciriminna

Senior Advisor Pulp, Paper and Packaging, Forest Sector Transformation & Valuation

WWF Sweden

Panel discussion: sustainability across the supply chain

  • The changing definition of sustainability across the supply chain
  • New technologies and the implications of implementation
  • External pressures and growing demand for sustainability
16:30

Conservation or commerce? Balancing the needs of the environment and the economy

  • Looking to the future of the industry and examining the relationship between sustaining the economy and ensuring responsible forestry
17:00

Cocktail reception

Location: Panorama Bar

Please join us on the rooftop level of the hotel for some beautiful views of Lisbon while enjoying a cocktail before dinner.

19:00

PPI Awards Dinner

Location: New Orleans Ballroom – Sheraton Lisboa Resort

22:00

Dessert & Post Cocktail Reception

Location: New Orleans Foyer

Wednesday, 11 March, 2020

Day II

8:00

Conference Registration

9:00

Welcome remarks

9:05

Hannah Zhao

Senior Economist, Global Recovered Paper

Fastmarkets RISI

OCC outlook and the continued impact of the Chinese import ban

  • Examining the current and future demand for OCC over the next 18 months
  • How the Chinese import ban continues to impact the industry
  • What is happening to waste paper that was historically exported to China?
9:35

Panelists

Panel discussion: paper for recycling

Examining the current and changing condition of the recovered paper market in Europe and the impact of global trade dynamics.

10:20

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

 

 

11:00

Global graphic papers outlook

  • Market conditions and outlook for the global graphics industry
  • Understanding how competitive European producers are from a global perspective
  • Underlying the tough choices the industry is facing during the next two years
  • Identifying the bright spots within global graphics

 

11:30

Liz Logue

Vice President of Ink Jet Strategy

EFI

Digital printing in the 21st century - the changing landscape of printing for paper

  • Customization and personalization as a result of developments in digital printing
  • The future potential for digital print
12:00

Ville Henttonen

Senior Product Manager, Mill Intelligence

Fastmarkets RISI

Mill intelligence outlook

12:15

Driving efficiency with intelligent technologies

  • A series of short presentations on the development of new intelligent technologies and how digitization adds value to your business and drives efficiency.
12:45

Panel discussion: the internet of things: utilizing digitalization and creating the mill of the future

  • New technologies and innovations within the paper and pulp industry
  • How digitization enhances productivity
  • Digitization and the Internet of Things across the supply chain - from customer relationships to mill operations
13:15

Networking Lunch Break

14:30

Global boxboard outlook

  • Market update from the recently published Boxboard Study
  • After peaking in H2 2018, demand has been decelerating. What to expect going forward?
  • Sizing supply with demand – will overcapacity become an issue for global boxboard markets?
  • Identifying the winners and losers in an increasingly complex global marketplace
15:00

Global tissue outlook

  • Exploring the key factors influencing the global tissue market in 2020
  • Outlining supply and demand dynamics for tissue products over the next 12 months

 

 

15:30

Panelists

Panel discussion: market trends and opportunities in the Middle East

  • Exploring the future growth in consumption from within the region
  • Local analysis: How import levels will fluctuate in the major import countries
  • Understanding the impact of anti-dumping regulations
  • How changing economic levels will continue to shape demand for hygiene and specialist products
16:15

Close of Conference