Skip to:

Program

Monday, 12 August, 2019

Pre Event

17:30

Pre- Event Registration & Welcome Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, 13 August, 2019

Day 1

8:00

Registration

9:30

Prosperity, prospects and performance of the major South American economies

  • How the Brazilian economy is expected to perform over the coming 12 months
  • Assessing the likely economic and social progress
  • Exploring the political landscape and how polcy will shape future performance
  • Gauging the prosperity and prospects of the major South American economies
10:10

Presentation of the RISI Latin American CEO of the Year Award followed by a fireside chat with winner

10:40

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

11:15

Macroeconomic outlook: When is the next global economic crisis going to hit?

  • Key disruptors and predictions for the global economy
  • A look at the individual performance of the regional Latin American economies
  • How should businesses be preparing for the next 12-18 months in the economic cycle?
11:45

Moderator

Marina Faleiros

Managing Editor, Latin America, Fastmarkets RISI and MB

Fastmarkets RISI

Panelists

Daniel Sasson

LatAm M&M, P&P AND CEMENT EQUITY RESEARCH

ITAÚ BBA

Thiago Lofiego

Director, LatAm M&M and P&P Equity Research

Bradesco BBI

Panel Discussion: The view from the financiers: Should we be prepare for a downturn?

  • Is the slowdown in global commodities indicative of a future economic crisis?
  • How the paper and pulp industry should position itself to combat expected headwinds
  • The impact of consolidation in the market on the balance sheet of producers
12:25

Networking Lunch

14:00

Global pulp & fiber outlook

  • A review of the current market dynamics
  • An outline of the outlook for global market pulp
  • How can you hedge against the uncertainty and volatility in the market at the moment?
14:30

Moderator

Renata Mercante

Senior News Editor, PPI Pulp & Paper Week

Fastmarkets RISI

Panelists

Panel Discussion: Innovation and development within pulp production

  • How the major pulp producers are developing products to increase market share
  • Exploring the product developments to capture new customer groups
  • What realistic opportunities are there in textiles?
  • Success stories in commercializing sidestreams
  • How the ‘Backlash against plastic’ is shaping new products:
  • The impacts of consumer digitalisation upon the industry
  • How growing environmentalism concerns are shaping the global industry
15:00

Specialty fibers: dissolving pulp & fluff pulp

 

  • Overview of the global fluff pulp and dissolved pulp market and industry trends
  • Key demand drivers: demographics, usage rates, and growth in per capita income
  • Outlook for fluff consumption and potential sources of new supply
  • Case for and against increased use of dissolve pulp
15:40

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

16:10

M&A in a global packaging industry

16:40

Moderator

Panelists

Rodrigo Libaber

Chief Commercial & Logistics & Investor Relations Officer

Eldorado Brasil Celulose

CEO panel discussion

Sponsored by:

  • Understanding the key influencers of demand over the next 12-18 months?
  • How are the major producers preparing for a potential economic downturn
17:30

Cocktail reception

Wednesday, 14 August, 2019

Day 2

8:00

Registration

9:00

OCC & recovered paper outlook

 

  • With kraftliner prices dropping for the first time in the last 12 months, is there an outlook for recovery or continued downward trend?
  • Exploring the impacts of recovered paper costs in the chain
  • Taking a global look at the impact of China’s import ban and subsequent opportunities
9:30

John North

International Timber Economist

Fastmarkets RISI

Outlook for woodchips imports into Asia and an overview of agroforestry perspectives

10:05

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

10:45

Outlook on the tissue market

  • 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?
11:25

The current health of the Latin American pulp industry

  • How much investment is needed to upgrade facilities within the region
  • Identifying the areas that are most in need of investment
  • Trade and government: What is necessary to boost the sector in the region?
  • How political and ecomonic uncertainties are shaping decisions in the boardroom
12:05

Printing & writing: Is the outlook looking up?

  • Is Latin American demand already in a secular decline, or has the weakness of the past several years been driven by economic conditions?
  • Gauging which Latin American markets are looking the most promising
  • Updates on global uncoated woodfree capacity changes and their implications for Latin American producers
12:45

Networking Lunch

14:00

Evolving costs within international transport and logistics

  • How are increasing freight rates shaping the export market
  • Exploring ways to ensure maximise margins at other points in the supply chain
  • Assessing new and required investments in infrastructure across Latin America
  • Increasing the efficiency of trucking in Brazil
14:40

Panelists

Eduardo Lopes

Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer

Printi

A view on the printing markets: The Survivors

  • New model of digital printers are getting market. How to grow on scale and succeed?
  • Will books ever disappear? Doesn’t seem so…
  • The war against greenwashing is working?
15:20

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

15:50

Ken Waghorne

Vice President, Packaging Paper

Fastmarkets RISI

Packaging outlook

  • What does the next 12 to 18 months hold for packaging industry in Latin America?
  • A look at the key factors that have impacted and the market and key future challenges for prices
16:35

Moderator

Panelists

Panel Discussion: How is packaging responding to calls for greater sustainability

  • How packaging firms are embracing sustainability
  • Recent product developments that are harnessing sustainability measures
  • How new products are shaping demand for raw materials
17:30

Close of Conference