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Wednesday, 4 November, 2020

Session One (all times EST)

10:05am

Greg Rudder

Managing Editor

Pulp & Paper Week, Fastmarkest RISI

Presentation of the Fastmarkets RISI Special Recognition Award 2020 to Nine Dragons Paper

Special Recognition Award to be presented to Nine Dragons Paper for its pivoting and ongoing growth program that has resulted in new positions in the US and Southeast Asia for the company while complementing its prime market in China.

10:10am

Keynote speech by the Fastmarkets RISI Special Recognition Award Winner Nine Dragons Paper

10:45am

Global macroeconomic outlook

11:15am

Ken Waghorne

Vice President, Global Packaging Paper

Fastmarkets RISI

North American containerboard outlook

  • Outlook for the North American containerboard markets over the next 12-18 months
  • How did demand hold up during the crisis?
  • How large a part will e-Commerce play going forward?
 
12:00pm

Virtual coffee and networking break

12:30pm

The future of packaging and preparing for a ‘new normal’

1:00pm

Moderator

Greg Rudder

Managing Editor

Pulp & Paper Week, Fastmarkest RISI

Panelists

Alejandro Mata

Director, Europe Graphic & Packaging Paper

Fastmarkets RISI

Derek Mahlburg

Director, North American Graphic Paper

Fastmarkets RISI

The evolving impact of the internet on corrugated packaging

  • Assessing the impact of e-commerce on corrugated and containerboard markets globally
  • Are Covid related consumer behaviours predicted to last?
  • What does rising e-commerce actually mean for supply and demand?
 
1:45pm

Close of session one

Thursday, 5 November, 2020

Session Two (all times EST)

10:00am

Moderator

Panelists

Charles Malo

President and Chief Operating Officer

Cascades Containerboard Packaging

CEO Panel Discussion: executive commentary on the key forces driving change in corrugated

  • The impact of Covid-19 on global containerboard markets 
  • How has the pandemic influenced strategic decisions for future investments, demand and supply dynamics, sustainability goals etc.? 
 
10:45am

Moderator

Panelists

Beth Lis

Vice President, Asian Paper

Fastmarkets RISI

Gleb Sinavskis

Economist - European Packaging Paper

Fastmarkets RISI

Ken Waghorne

Vice President, Global Packaging Paper

Fastmarkets RISI

Panel Discussion: Corrugated capacity and the impact on global supply and demand

  • How will the increase in global capacity expected in the next two years affect the global market’s supply and demand fundamentals?
  • Examining regional conversions and what this means for the industry
 
11:30am

Virtual coffee and networking break

11:45am

Beth Lis

Vice President, Asian Paper

Fastmarkets RISI

Asian containerboard outlook

  • How has Covid-19 impacted the Asian paper and packaging markets? Are we beginning to see a recovery?
  • What will China’s complete ban on waste paper imports mean for the world?
 
12:15pm

Panelists

Hannah Zhao

Senior Economist, Global Recovered Paper

Fastmarkets RISI

Interview: How is the world responding to China’s ambitious import ban?

  • What does the Chinese ban on RCP mean for the world’s recycled paper markets?
  • Examining the RCP market in China
 
12:45pm

Middle East and Africa: containerboard outlook

  • Examining the rise of e-commerce in the Middle East and its subsequent impact on paper packaging and corrugated board. 
  • Focusing in on developments within the African market 
 
1:15pm

Close of session two

Friday, 6 November, 2020

Session Three (all times EST)

10:00am

Gleb Sinavskis

Economist - European Packaging Paper

Fastmarkets RISI

European Containerboard Outlook

  • Is e-Commerce growth offsetting the decline in other corrugated packaging end-use segments since the pandemic?
  • Increasing awareness of sustainability and reduction in plastic – how are EU regulations advancing the search for corrugated alternatives? 
 
10:30am

Moderator

Greg Rudder

Managing Editor

Pulp & Paper Week, Fastmarkest RISI

Panelists

Spotlight on Europe: Interview with Ksenia Sosnina

11:00am

Virtual coffee and networking break

11:15am

Latin American containerboard outlook

  • With Latin America hit hard by the pandemic, what does this mean for local containerboard markets?
  • Examining new export markets for Brazilian kraftliner
  • Key drivers for consumption of containerboard in the region 
 
12:15pm

Virtual coffee and networking break

12:45pm

Panelists

Marco Massarani

Procurement Director, Global Packaging (Plastics and Cartons)

Kraft Heinz

Sustainability and innovation in packaging

  • How has the rise in remote work and e-commerce impacted the paper packaging markets globally?
  • Will e-Commerce continue to grow? If so, how are leading retailers adapting for this?
  • How are changing consumer demands and sustainability preferences changing the packaging world?
  • Have sustainability initiatives been deprioritised as a result of the pandemic?
1:45pm

End of Conference