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Program

Wednesday, 25 March, 2020

Pre-Event

6:30pm

Pre-Registration and Welcome Cocktail Reception

Thursday, 26 March, 2020

Day One

7:30am

Registration

8:30am

Marina Faleiros

Managing Editor, Latin America, Fastmarkets RISI and MB

Fastmarkets RISI

Welcome Remarks

9:00am

Global macroeconomic outlook with a focus on Latin America

  • Perspectives for the Latin American economies: when are the main regional economies expected to accelerate growth?
  • Close to the US: how Mexico benefits from the long-term relationship in a tensioned world
  • Devaluation of local currencies and volatility
9:30am

Keynote address: Grupo Gondi - Installing Mexico’s largest containerboard PM

10:00am

Panelists

Containerboard outlook

  • A look at the key factors that have impacted and the market and key future challenges for prices
  • Will Latin American containerboard demand continue to grow?
  • New exports markets for Brazilian kraftliner
  • Key-drivers for consumption of containerboard in the region
 
10:30am

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

11:15am

Global trade dynamics: issues and opportunities

  • How are Latin American players positioned to capture opportunities overseas?
  • What are demand perspectives in Asia/Europe?
  • Is current political tensions threatening global trade schemes?
12:30pm

Aleks Zlatic

General Manager of Packaging Productivity Software

EFI

Panel Discussion: How printing quality is affecting the packaging business in Latin America

  • New technologies to serve new markets?
  • How does the industry react to urgent delivery deadlines, customization and new alternatives for ready-to-shelve packaging?
  • Will we see oversupply in conversion?
1:10pm

To be announced

1:40pm

Networking Lunch Break

3:10pm

Panelists

Panel Discussion: Non-integrated converters

4:40pm

Cocktail Reception

6:10pm

Close of Day One

Friday, 27 March, 2020

Day Two

7:30am

Registration

8:30am

Panelists

Hannah Zhao

Senior Economist, Global Recovered Paper

Fastmarkets RISI

OCC & recovered paper outlook

  • How to remain competitive and save costs
  • Struggling with strong competition
  • Adding technology and innovation
9:00am

Yuri Bulgakov

Regional Director of North Europe and South America

VIPA Group

Paper for recycling: Trading with Europe

  • Looking in to the current and future demand for OCC in Latin America
  • How is new capacity in Latin America impacting demand for European recycled fiber
  • Increasing expectations for high quality OCC

9:40am

E-commerce and the impact on corrugated board demand

  • Current trends and risks in e-commerce packaging
  • Examining growth of e-commerce in Latin America
10:10am

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

10:50am

To be announced

11:20am

Gleb Sinavskis

ECONOMIST - EUROPEAN PACKAGING PAPER

Fastmarkets RISI

European containerboard outlook and its impact on Latin America

  • New supply coming up in Europe in the next two years
  • Discussing European containerboard exports to Latin America
 
11:50am

Panelists

How packaging is responding to calls for greater sustainability in Latin America markets

  • How are consumer products companies facing the challenge to reduce single-use plastic?
  • The latest trends in packaging development  
  • Will paper consumption really increase because of that?
12:30pm

Close of Conference

There will be a grab and go boxed lunch available.