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The must-attend event for anyone involved in the transportation, materials handling, or distribution of forest products.


We are pleased to announce PPI Transport Symposium 23 will be hosted by the Port of Tarragona


PPI Transport Symposium is the longest running conference and exhibition dedicated to the global forest products logistics industry. Organized by Fastmarkets RISI, in association with the International Forest Products Transport Association (IFPTA), the event focuses on the issues surrounding the worldwide transport, materials handling, and distribution of forest products.

In 2019, the IFPTA and Fastmarkets RISI will be delighted to welcome you to Tarragona, Spain, for the Transport Symposium 23 in cooperation with Euroports and the Port of Tarragona. 

Based at the Port of Tarragona, one of the biggest paper and pulp ports in Europe, and with over 500 attendees, TS23 will witness one of the biggest gatherings of supply chain professionals and buyers over the next two years.

Catch up with clients, meet industry peers, renew acquaintances and ensure you are part of the conversation as you shore up your short and long term pipeline.

Why people will be attending Transport Symposium 23:

  • Take advantage of one of the biggest gatherings of the pulp and paper supply chain
  • Keep in touch with current contacts and broker introductions to further stakeholders within the industry
  • Producers and consumers: Conduct your all supplier meetings in one day, saving time and gaining an accurate comparison
  • Visit and explore the facilities of one of the biggest European pulp and paper hubs for yourself
  • Benefit from content: Understand consumer demand, production output and freight rates
  • Beyond the content: Assess the real attitude within the industry and response to developments with your peers and competitors





PortAventura Business & Events Convention Centre

One 5-star hotel and four 4-star hotels with a total of over 2,100 rooms. Hotel Gold River, Hotel PortAventura, Hotel Mansión De Lucy, Hotel Caribe, and Hotel El Paso. Each recreates a key aspect from PortAventura Park, gold miners, to the Mediterranean coast, all the way to Mexico.

Chairman's Corner March 2017

Wed, Mar 01, 2017

A World-Class Learning and Collaborative Event

Greetings from the sunny US South. We are not yet halfway through February, yet the weather feels a bit like Spring -- which reminds us that we are that much closer to Transport Symposium 22.  This, then, is a good time to remind you that registration for the Symposium is open. We have early bird discount rates available, group discounts, plus the exclusive IFPTA Member fee - so get those registrations in soon.  

Chairman's Corner January 2017

Thu, Jan 26, 2017

PPI Transport Symposium 22 - organized by RISI in association with the IFPTA - will be back in the US in 2017.

You are invited to experience the southern charm in this historic, strategic port city of Savannah, GA. Mark your calendars now for September 25 to 27, 2017.

We have the privilege of being co-chairs for the event and are excited about the conference venue, the program itself, as well as ancillary activities related to the event.