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The leading global forum for containerboard insights 

The containerboard industry has seen an explosion in packaging demand in the past 18 months.  Containerboard demand has risen dramatically due to the rise of e-commerce and the industry, driven by consumer demand, is searching for ever-more innovative and sustainable packaging designs, materials, and solutions. Now more than ever, packaging matters. 

Immerse yourself in the world of containerboard at our International Containerboard Conference and be one of the first to access the latest news and outlooks from our team of experienced economists and senior figures in the industry. 

Network with those that matter and enjoy the opportunity to meet top decision-makers from all parts of the industry, including producers, distributors, converters, buyers and financiers.




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Not able to travel? Not to worry. We understand that travel restrictions continue to change. If your attendance is affected by Covid-19, you will receive a full refund, or the option to swap for a virtual ticket. View our cancellation policy

What can you expect at the 2021 event?



Don’t miss out on insights from renowned figures in the industry, including Cristiano Teixeira, CEO of Klabin, Ramón Alejandro Balet, president of Saica, and Steve Henry, senior vice president of packaging at Domtar, at this year’s event. They will be discussing the latest sustainability and logistics challenges, packaging projects they are undertaking, and their expectations for the containerboard sector as we head into 2022.

Fastmarkets’ very own forest industry experts will be presenting on the latest developments and outlooks for the containerboard industry across key geographical regions, including North America, Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and a specific session on China and its influence on the rest of Asia. They will also be interpreting market events and long- and short-term trends as a result of Covid-19, including the rise of e-commerce, mill conversion, and more.

Another key session to watch out for is the Lifetime Achievement Award presentation to the Smurfit Family on Day Two. Key members of the Smurfit Kappa Group will be joining us for a keynote address to speak about their time in the industry.

Furthermore, we have sessions dedicated to the interests of end-users and buyers, including the latest innovations in consumer products, packaging design and sustainable packaging.

Find out more about our 2021 program


Bringing the hybrid event experience to you

We recognize that an in-person event may not be for everyone this year due to the pandemic. That is why we are hosting a brand-new hybrid event experience, where we will be holding the event in Chicago and digitally via our virtual platform, to make sure that no one misses out on great forest products content from Fastmarkets RISI. Read on to find out which option best suits you.


You can choose to enjoy the event with us at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile in vibrant Chicago city center. Hear from experts and industry veterans in person, and connect with peers in the industry face-to-face to bring relationships to the next level in our dedicated networking breaks and parties hosted at the hotel. The ticket also includes full digital access, so you can also network with virtual attendees and watch presentations on-demand on the virtual platform.   


Alternatively, you can choose to have the event in Chicago brought to your screen via our virtual platform, wherever you are. The presentations will be delivered to you in real-time, and you can participate in the Q&A or polls as if you were there. Of course, networking with both physical and virtual delegates is also available via the virtual platform.

Not sure which to go for? Take a look at the differences between the two event experiences and choose the option that suits you.

Find out more about the venue and safety onsite


Our Speakers

The smartest minds in the forest products industry share their expertise

Fastmarkets RISI

Fastmarkets RISI

Fastmarkets RISI

Fastmarkets RISI

Fastmarkets RISI

Bank of America Securities, Inc.

Fastmarkets RISI

  • Join 300+ key professionals
  • 20 countries
  • 2 days of content
  • Live and virtual networking

This event offers unparalleled networking opportunities with top decision-makers including producers, distributers, converters, buyers and financiers. Get the latest Fastmarkets RISI market outlooks, including macroeconomic and geopolitical perspective

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