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Program

Monday, 8 November, 2021

Day 1 2021

6:00pm

Cocktail reception and pre-event registration

Tuesday, 9 November, 2021

Day 2 2021

7:45am

Registration

9:00am

Panelists

Greg Rudder

Managing Editor

Pulp & Paper Week, Fastmarkest RISI

Welcome remarks & Lifetime Achievement Award presentation to the Smurfit Family

9:00am

Panelists

Keynote address from the Lifetime Achievement Award winner

9:45am

Moderator

Klabin CEO interview

  • Kalbin line of products: kraft linerboard & eucalyptus pulp-fiber Eukaliner
  • Purchase of the International Paper Brazil containerboard and corrugated packaging business

 

10:30am

Coffee and tea networking break

11:45am

Moderator

Domtar SVP interview

  • Paper Excellence deal
  • Kingsport recycled containerboard machine project
  • Domtar’s launch and goals in the containerboard sector
12:30pm

Networking lunch

2:00pm

Global Macroeconomic outlook

  • World economic drivers
  • Expected social, political, and economic headwinds and tailwinds
  • How is North American economy affected by these

 

2:30pm

Derek Mahlburg

Director, North American Graphic Paper

Fastmarkets RISI

North American containerboard outlook

  • Outlook for the North American corrugated box and containerboard markets over the next 12-18 months
  • Surging demand in 2020-2021; how long will strength persist?
  • Balancing exceptional demand growth with wave of supply expansion
3:00pm

Jonathan Rager

Senior Vice President, RISI Analytics

Fastmarkets RISI

How should mill owners be adapting to the current market

  • High input costs
  • Inflation on mills
  • Supply chain challenges
3:30pm

Global thought leaders on Capex allocation & asset consolidation

  • Why companies upgrading and investing in their plants don’t see enough of a return
  • Why Payback, NPV, IRR, etc of capexes are pointless to prioritize from

 

3:45pm

Coffee and tea networking break

4:15pm

Alejandro Mata

Director, Europe Graphic & Packaging Paper

Fastmarkets RISI

European containerboard outlook

  • Outlook for the European containerboard market over the next two years
  • Threats and opportunities, including trends in sustainability, e-commerce and plastic substitution
  • Supply and demand balances in light of the upcoming capacity increases
  • Cost competitiveness landscape and export potential
4:45pm

Latin America Packaging Outlook

  • What is the outlook for the Latin American containerboard demand for the next 2 years?
  • A deep dive into the Latin American packaging markets
  • How has the region coupled with the pandemic?
  • Risks and Challenges for the Latin America packaging markets
5:15pm

Southeast Asian packaging situation

  • Recent local growth
  • International investment
  • Opportunities and challenges
5:45pm

Beth Lis

Vice President, Asian Paper

Fastmarkets RISI

Asian containerboard outlook: China’s path forward and influence on the rest of the region

  • Current market conditions in China
  • China’s market outlook in the wake of the RCP ban
  • Demand and supply outlook for the rest of Asia
5:45pm

Closing remarks

5:50pm

Cocktail reception

Wednesday, 10 November, 2021

Day 3 2021

8:00am

Registration

9:00am

Greg Rudder

Managing Editor

Pulp & Paper Week, Fastmarkest RISI

Welcome remarks

9:05am

Brazilian end user panel

9:45am

Greg Rudder

Managing Editor

Pulp & Paper Week, Fastmarkest RISI

E-commerce end user panel

  • Packaging design for the global business especially centered on US and European business: For end-users, do you want any sort of change in boxes in terms of how they are designed for your business. Smaller boxes? Lightweight fiber? Please advise.
  • Packaging supply chain: What are the changes you think are needed to the supply chain, amidst how the pandemic changed packaging demand and the supply chain especially in Europe and the USA
  • For boxmakers, how must they change structurally in the next several years: More digital printing and customization, better speed-to-market, please advise. Develop fulfillment centers as part of their corrugated box plants?
10:30am

Coffee and tea networking break

11:00am

Hannah Zhao

Senior Economist, Global Recovered Paper

Fastmarkets RISI

Outlook for global recovered paper markets

  • How e-commerce has changed the OCC demand/supply balance
  • Strong OCC demand in 2020-2021; will the crunch persist?
  • Shifting OCC trade flows
11:30am

Consumer products and packaging design

  • Where is e-commerce headed, and how will containerboard producers be impacted?
  • How is retail packaging design evolving?
  • How should producers adapt to these new packaging needs?
12:00pm

The future of the packaging supply chain

  • Key structural issues
  • Speed to market
12:30pm

Closing remarks

12:35pm

Close of conference

Grab-&-Go Lunch will be served.