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Fastmarkets RISI and the IFPTA, supported by the Port of Jacksonville, are pleased to announce the 24th Biennial PPI Transport Symposium (TS24), being held at the fabulous Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on 14-16 September 2021. 

Recognised as one of the leading meetings for the forest products transport sector, this essential global event takes place at a time of unprecedented change, giving a unique opportunity to join the critical conversations with industry leaders from across the supply chain.  Combining top quality presentations, engaging panels and interactive round tables discussions, TS24 will include a packed agenda, exciting social activities and an extensive exhibition.

Global professionals from across the forest products transport and logistics supply chain will join panel discussions on the main stage, offering key market insights into the latest trends and challenges facing the industry.  The team are building the content over the coming weeks and initial themes for 2021 include:

Greenhouse Gases: Understanding the future of emission requirements for ocean carriers.

Ocean Carriers:

  • Ship supply vs. demand in the forest product sector.
  • Changing trade lanes.
  • Future fuel supply.

Ports and Terminals: Recent expansions and future expansion plans.

Innovation and Technology Advances:

  • Digitalization and Blockchain technology.
  • Innovations in cargo handling equipment.
  • Technological advancements in warehouse management.

The week’s activities will also highlight a port tour and welcome cocktail reception hosted by Port of Jacksonville, informal meetings throughout the event and enhanced structured networking using the on-line interactive attendee list on the digital platform.  

The exhibition will offer insights and meetings to discover the latest innovations and connect with new and existing business partners.  Attendees can also take the opportunity to join roundtable discussions on the exhibition floor to share views and gain insights from industry peers on solutions to the latest challenges facing the industry.