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Conference Program

Tuesday, 12 March, 2019

Day I

8:00

Conference Registration

9:30

Presentation of Fastmarkets RISI European CEO of the Year Award

9:45

Macroeconomic Outlook

  • Trends and prospects for the global economy over the next 12 months
  • How geopolitical forces and country risk will shape market economics
  • Exploring the impact of supranational regulatory and policy developments
  • Assessing international trade flows

 

10:15

Presentation of the Winner of the StepChange Consulting Survey Prize

10:20

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

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11:00

Global Fiber Outlook: Could the Prolonged Upturn Be Coming to an End?

  • Assessing the impact of the Chinese recovered paper import ban on global fiber markets
  • Understanding the risks to the growing consensus that the global pulp market should trend tighter through the end of the cycle
  • Whether any of the recent capacity expansion announcements will materially impact the market in the near term
11:30

Moderator

Panelists

Fabio Almeida

Head of Europe and Americas

Suzano Pulp and Paper

International Panel Discussion: The Global Market Outlook

  • When do you see the pulp industry will have a functioning futures market like any other commodity and energy?
  • The global fibre base is diminishing while demand for paper-based products is increasing. Where is future fibre supply coming from?
  • What do you think about the increase in global competition? US moving to Europe/Brazil, Europe looking to expand in US/Brazil, etc.
  • Do you believe that we are in a capacity expansion mode in your key product sectors? If so, how does this capacity expansion period differ from prior ones?
  • Understanding the trade flows, where are hotspots of consumption and how are they going to change?
  • Where do you see the best opportunity to invest and extract value; forestry? Installed capacity? Downstream?
12:15

Networking Lunch Break

13:30

Papermaking 4.0 & Smart Service

14:00

Digital and P&P: Cost Competitiveness and Margins

14:45

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

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15:30

Packaging: The View from the Producer

16:00

Moderator

Panelists

European CEO Panel Discussion

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What will be the impact of the consolidation in the market? 

Integrated converters- what impact is the consolidation and integration of producers and suppliers having on the whole value chain?

What happens when the boom subsides? Pricing power in a rising pulp price environment -what will be the next major disruption?

Adapting to distributions in the market:

  • Short-term: trade tariffs, immediate impacts
  • Medium-term: increasingly environemntally focused buyers and the growth of the paperless economy
  • Long-term: Workforce management
  • Are there any plans for capacity expansion? What is the new frontier for the pulp industry?
17:00

Close of Day One

17:30

Off Site Cocktail Reception and Fastmarkets RISI PPI Awards

Come join us for a cocktail reception at the new Palais Wetheim. Food and beverages are included. This beautiful space blends Viennesse chic with Berlin punk style. Palais Wertheim is about a 8 minute walk from the Vienna Marriott Hotel. RISI Staff will be meeting in the hotel lobby and will walk over at 17:15.  

Palais Wertheim

Time: 17:30 - 19:00

https://www.palaiswertheim.at/

Address: Canovagasse 1a 1010 Vienna Austria

Wednesday, 13 March, 2019

Day II

8:00

Conference Registration

9:00

Hannah Zhao

Senior Economist, Global Recovered Paper

Fastmarkets RISI

The Global OCC Markets- The Great Uncertainty Over China

  • China’s RCP import regulation and the impact on global OCC markets in short to medium term
  • Changing OCC trade flows
  • How are Chinese paper/board producers going to secure fibre supply?
  • Changing OCC demand/supply balance and the potential impact on global containerboard markets

 

9:30

Fastmarkets RISI Outlook on Containerboard

Discussion on the global containerboard supply/demand balances, capacity additions and cost developments.  Where we will see new capacity in the next two years? What are the trade dynamics globally?

 

10:00

Fastmarkets RISI Global Outlook on Boxboard

10:30

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

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11:00

Paper for Recycling:The Impact on the Environment, Sustainability and How is the Demand Going to be Met?

  • Exploring the changing production & consumption patterns
  • Keeping pace with evolving collection systems & outlet perspectives on the market
  • The importance of Quality Secondary Raw Materials and benefits to production
  • How China is shaping the industry
11:20

Moderator

Panelists

Johann Moser

Senior Vice President Strategic Technology Board and Packaging

Voith

Panel Discussion: Paper for Recycling

12:00

Panelists

The Mill of the Future

Two Case Study Examples of How to Bring your Mill into the Future:

  • Data Driven Solutions are Building the Way - Jari Almi, Director, Industrial Internet, Valmet  
  • Concrete Steps Towards a Digital Mill - Marko Yli-Pietilä, Head of Smart Operations, Stora Enso

 

12:45

Networking Lunch Break

13:30

Fastmarkets RISI Outlook on Graphic Paper

14:00

Moderator

Panelists

Kamal Comair

Senior Director GESPA and ALTRA TRADE

Indevco Group

Dr. Fady Gemayel

President

Arab Federation for Paper, Printing and Packaging Industries (AFPPPI)

Panel Discussion: Understanding the MENA Paper Packaging Market and Opportunities

  • Outlining the current paper packaging market conditions in the MENA region: Consumption, Capacity and Trade
  • Mapping the emerging opportunities driven by the changing macroeconomic environment
  • Gauging the appetite for future pulp, paper and recycled fiber imports
  • Supply chain: Insight into the realities of transporting materials to the region
  • The trading landscape: The prevalence of contract vs spot sales in the region
14:45

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

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15:15

Fastmarkets RISI Outlook for Tissue

  • What does the next 12 to 18 months hold for pulp and eucalyptus prices?
  • A look at the key factors that have impacted and the market and key future challenges for prices
  • How is consolidation impacting the tissue market and the outlook for future prices?
15:45

Presentation Dissolving Pulp: Financial Environment and the Impact on the Environment

  • Introducing of Lenzing AG and its role/growth in the dissolving pulp market
  • Innovations and trends on the textile fiber market
  • Sustainablity challenges and our pillars to address them 

 

16:10

Presentation Alternative Fibers - Financial Environment and the Impact on the Environment

16:30

Close of Conference