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Monday, 13 August, 2018

Pre Event

18:30

Pre-Event Registration & Welcome Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Day 1

7:30

Registration

8:45

Global Political Outlook: To What Extent Will the Upcoming Elections Impact the Current Market?

A briefing on the potential impact of the upcoming elections in Brazil, Colombia and Argentina, on business, regulation and incoming legislations.

9:15

Global Economic Outlook: Should We All Be Preparing for Another Economic Downturn?

An economic outlook looking at key disruptors and predictions for the global economy, the regional Latin American economy and business during the next 12-18 months.

9:45

Interactive Networking

In addition to traditional Q&A we will use this time to have an interactive discussion on the recent presentations. 

10:00

Panelists

Finance Session: Cost Efficiency Even When Prices Are Rising? What is the View from the Finance Sector?

  • How are producers and suppliers balancing their books when pricing levels are still not reaching the heights to recover losses?
  • What impact has the consolidation in the market had on the balance sheet of producers? Will there be a long term impact or is it just a short term factor?
  • The catch-22: Digitalisation costs money, but saves money in the long run. How can businesses reconcile these two facts?
  • To what extent does partnership and consolidation increase liquidity in the short term?
10:45

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

11:30

Presentation of Latin American CEO of the Year Award Followed by a Fireside Chat with the Winner.

11:45

The Fibre Story: An Outlook for Virgin Pulp and the Impact of RCP Legislation in China on the Global Market

 

Underlying demand for market pulp continues to trend steadily higher while supply disruptions combine with aggressive environmental policies in China are keeping markets tight and adding increased uncertainty and volatility to global fiber markets. This presentation will review current market dynamics and outline RISI's outlook for global market pulp.

12:15

Marcio Cota

Head of South America Commercial & Marketing

Eldorado Celulose e Papel

Freight Costs and the Global Supply Chain: How are Buyers Responding to these Increased Costs?

  • After 2016 lows, ocean freight costs are rising again. How will these impact the supply chain cost?
  • Chile’s eucalyptus woodchip exports boom. Will these be able to continue in the current tight market?
  • What are international buyers looking for from Latin American producers?
12:50

Interactive Networking

In addition to traditional Q&A we will use this time to have an interactive discussion on the recent presentations. 

13:00

Networking Lunch

14:30

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?
15:00

Fluff Pulp: A Non-Recurring Study on Fluff Pulp

  • Overview of the global fluff 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
15:15

Panelists

Tissue, Fluff and the Eucalyptus Kraft: Rising Demand, Rising Cost and Rising Pressure

  • The increasing price of eucalyptus and the pressure of rising costs. When suppliers are only able to change costs every 60 days and prices are fluctuating daily, how do they work with buyers to ensure a fair and efficient market for all?
  • Cash cost of integrated vs. non-integrated producers: should non-integrated suppliers be looking to integrate?
  • Has the rising pressure on costs encouraged innovation in uses for eucalyptus pulp?
15:50

Interactive Networking

In addition to traditional Q&A we will use this time to have an interactive discussion on the recent presentations. 

16:00

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

16:30

Panelists

CEO Panel: What is the Future Outlook for the Industry in the Region?

What will be the impact of the consolidation in the market?

Integrated convertors. What impact is the consolidation, and integration of producers and suppliers, having on the whole value chain? What happens when the boom subsides?

Pricing Power in a rising pulp price environment. What will be the next major disruption?

Adapting to Disruptions in the Market:

  • Short-term: trade tariffs, immediate pricing impacts
  • Medium-term: Increasingly environmentally focused buyers and the growth of the paperless economy
  • Long-term: Workforce management

Are there any plans for capacity expansion? What is the new frontier for the pulp industry?

17:30

Cocktail Reception

Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Day 2

8:00

Registration

9:00

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
  • How is consolidation and RCP impacting the packaging market and the outlook for future prices?
9:30

Panelists

Packaging: Strengthening the Communication Across the Supply Chain: How Can I Get the Right Solution to the Right Customer?

  • Consumer trends and experience are driving buyers to want better packaging, more environmentally friendly packaging and cheaper packaging. There is a sense of collaboration between buyers and packaging innovators to make the consumer experience better. How are producers and suppliers responding to these trends?
  • The response from plastics: how are they innovating to compete with paper?
10:20

Interactive Networking

In addition to traditional Q&A we will use this time to have an interactive discussion on the recent presentations. 

11:00

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

11:45

Panelists

Bob Flynn

Director, International Timber

RISI

Sustainability Across the Forestry Value Chain: Wood Availability for the Global Pulp and Paper Sector: Where Are the Weak Points?

Asian pulp and paper companies imported nearly 25 million BDMT of woodchips in 2017, enough to produce more than 12 million tonnes of wood pulp. But a combination of issues in the major woodchip supplying countries will result in a shortage of several million tonnes of woodchips relative to Asian market demand. This will mean that either new sources of woodchip supply will be developed, and/or the market will require imports of additional market pulp from overseas. This presentation will discuss:

  • Which countries will be reducing woodchip shipments to Asia, and why;
  • Which pulp producing countries are best positioned to expand supply of market pulp, in terms of current and potential pulpwood plantation area;
  • Which countries are likely to increase exports of hardwood chips to Asia, and how much can they realistically supply over the next 5-10 years.
12:15

Newcomer & Innovation Spotlights

An opportunity for smaller players or providers of new technologies to showcase their innovation.

12:45

Country Spotlights: An Update on Mexico, Costa Rica and Colombia

This presentation looks beyond the main market players to present what other nations in Latin America are doing to grow the paper and pulp industry nationally and thereby increase their presence in the wider Latin American market.

13:15

Interactive Networking

In addition to traditional Q&A we will use this time to have an interactive discussion on the recent presentations. 

 

13:30

Networking Lunch

14:30

Iris Chyi

Associate Professor

University of Texas at Austin

Digital vs. Printed Newsprint: A Case Study of Consumer Patterns and their Impact on Production

Following the report commissioned WAN-IFRA, this will present the consumer usage trends for digital content to printed content.

15:00

Moderator

Panelists

Printing and Speciality Paper: Is the Newsprint and Writing Paper Industry having a Renaissance?

  • What new technologies are influencing the printing and writing sector on the consumer side?
  • Is it time to see more collaboration in the industry?
  • How are innovators increasing the cost efficiency for the production of printing and speciality paper?
  • Understanding the switch from traditional learning to digital learning and the impact on the paper and writing market. Understanding the impact of digital on the newsprint sector. Are either having or going to have an influence?
15:50

Interactive Networking

In addition to traditional Q&A we will use this time to have an interactive discussion on the recent presentations. 

16:00

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

16:30

Mills & Technology: The 4.0 Industry and its Development

You have done your research, you know the technology available, and you may have even started implementing it. But what can you do now to ensure that it is implemented correctly? Case Studies of best practices and lessons learnt from industry leaders who have begun the process of becoming fully digital.

17:00

Close of Conference