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Conference Program

Tuesday, 10 March, 2020

Day I

7:45

Conference Registration

8:45

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

Presented to Ksenia Sosnina, CEO, JSC Ilim Group

8:50

Keynote address from the European CEO of the Year Award winner

9:00

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

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

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10:45

Global containerboard outlook

11:30

European CEO panel discussion

  • 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
  • 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

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12:30

Presentation of the Winner of the StepChange Consulting Survey Prize

12:35

Networking Lunch Break

13:40

Global expert capex strategy and asset consolidation

14:10

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

  • The role of Europe’s paper industry in committing to climate neutrality
  • Promoting a circular economy through developing and implementing the right policies
  • What more needs to be done?

 

15:00

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

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15:30

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

15:50

Production & protection: Finding the Balance

  • Looking to the future of the industry and examining the relationship between sustaining the economy and ensuring responsible forestry
16:10

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
17:30

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

*There is a maximum capacity for the dinner. Registration must be made in advance for European Conference attendees and is on a first come, first served basis. 

Location: New Orleans Ballroom – Sheraton Lisboa Resort

22:00

Dessert & Post Cocktail Reception

Location: New Orleans Foyer

Wednesday, 11 March, 2020

Day II

7:45

Conference Registration

8:45

Welcome remarks

8:50

The global PfR markets: the great uncertainty over China

  • 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?
9:20

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.

10:05

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

 

10:45

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

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11:15

Mill intelligence outlook

  • Key cost driver trends
  • Recent machine conversions
  • Converting integration strategies
  • Paper vs. plastics case study
  • Water efficiency
11:30

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.
12:15

Creating the mill of the future: developing technologies and digitalisation

  • 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
12:45

Networking Lunch Break

13:45

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
14:15

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

 

 

14:45

Outlook and 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
15:30

Close of Conference