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Monday, 8 November, 2021

Day 1 2021

All times are set in Central Standard Time. 

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6:00pm

Cocktail reception and pre-event registration

Tuesday, 9 November, 2021

Day 2 2021

8:00am

Registration

9:00am

Panelists

Greg Rudder

Managing Editor

Pulp & Paper Week, Fastmarkest RISI

Welcome remarks & Lifetime Achievement Award presentation to the Smurfit Family

9:30am

Moderator

Greg Rudder

Managing Editor

Pulp & Paper Week, Fastmarkest RISI

Smurfit Kappa CEO interview

  • Expansion at corrugated converting plants from additional capital spending
  • Packaging design
  • Sustainability

Sponsored by:  

 

10:00am

Moderator

Saica President interview

  • Saica´s sustainable journey
  • 2020: starting our adventure in the USA market
  • Saica Pack in the USA

Sponsored by:

10:30am

Coffee and tea networking break

11:00am

Moderator

Domtar SVP interview

  • Kingsport recycled containerboard machine project
  • Domtar’s launch and goals in the containerboard sector

Sponsored by:

11:30am

Moderator

Klabin CEO interview

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

Sponsored by:

 

12:00pm

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

 

12:15pm

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

Coffee and tea networking break

3:30pm

Southeast Asian packaging situation

  • Recent local growth
  • International investment
  • Opportunities and challenges
4:00pm

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
4:45pm

Closing remarks

5:00pm

Cocktail reception

Wednesday, 10 November, 2021

Day 3 2021

7:30am

Registration

8:25am

Greg Rudder

Managing Editor

Pulp & Paper Week, Fastmarkest RISI

Welcome remarks

8:30am

Moderator

Greg Rudder

Managing Editor

Pulp & Paper Week, Fastmarkest RISI

Panelists

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? 
  • 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. Develop fulfillment centers as part of their corrugated box plants?
9:10am

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
9:40am

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
10:10am

Moderator

Saswata Nag

Global Procurement Manager

Perfetti Van Melle

Latin American end-user panel: the outcomes from the pandemic in the region

  • How end-users faced problems with supply
  • Compared to other indirect materials, were difficulties in the paper box market were higher?
  • Lessons learned for future deals for Latin American paper box procurement
  • With the inflation on costs, are end users looking for new alternatives of packaging instead of paper?
10:50am

Panelists

Ryan Burgess

Product Manager, Mill Intelligence

Fastmarkets RISI

Sheila Rezak

Product Manager, Mill Intelligence

Fastmarkets RISI

Latin American Corrugated Study: A regional perspective on the heart of the corrugated packaging supply chain

  • Why study corrugators?
  • What key factors that affect regional corrugator plants competitiveness?
  • On going project – China & Other Asian regions (include India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and others)
  • Global containerboard cost competitiveness

 

 
11:10am

Coffee and tea networking break

11:30am

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
12:00pm

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?
12:30pm

Emilio Tenuta

Senior Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, Chief Sustainability Officer, Ecolab

Nalco Water - an Ecolab company

Road to net zero – adapting operations for carbon and water resilience

  • What challenges does the industry face?
  • Why is it urgent to advance sustainable operations in the paper and containerboard industry?
  • Do sustainable operations compromise business performance?
1:00pm

The future of the packaging supply chain

  • Key structural issues
  • Speed to market
1:30pm

Closing remarks and close of conference

Grab-&-Go Lunch will be served.