Wednesday 16. February 2011 - High-Level Speakers Join the List of Experts for the Amsterdam Event

RISI today announced that a number of leading industry experts have joined the program of speakers for the upcoming 13th European Pulp and Paper Outlook Conference. The event will take place on March 15-17, 2011, at the Mövenpick Hotel in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The theme of the conference is “Rounding the Curve: Tackling the Challenges Ahead in the Pulp and Paper Industry.” The following topics and speakers are confirmed, with more to follow soon:
– Keynote Address – The New Bioforest Industry by Hans Sohlström, Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations and Development, UPM
– Financing Practices in the Pulp and Paper Industry by Matthew Smith, Metals & Paper, Project & Commodity Finance, UniCredit Bank AG
– Electronic or Print Media: The Future has Space for Both by Adrian Barrick, CEO, UBM Built Environment
– Communicating Sustainability: Dissipating Misconceptions and Improving the Pulp and Paper Industry Brand by Phil Riebel, President, P. Riebel Consulting
– The Pulp and Paper Sector in the Bio-based Economy by Marco Mensink, Energy and Environment Director, CEPI
– Paper Based Packaging: Specification and Sourcing by Duncan Pollard, Special Advisor, Sustainability, Nestlé
– Paper Recycling Trade: The Dangers of a Demand-Supply Crunch by Ranjit Singh Baxi, Founder & Chairman, J and H Sales (International) Ltd.
– Managing Commodity Cycles in Paper and Pulp by Saikat Dey, Management Consultant, McKinsey
The program will also feature an Executive Panel which will be a roundtable discussion with high level participants from major producer companies, including:
– Berry Wiersum, CEO, Sappi Fine Paper Europe
– John Williams, President & CEO, Domtar
– Hans Sohlström, Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations and Development, UPM
– Stefano Rossi, Vice President & Managing Director, SCA Packaging Europe, Containerboard Division
– And other participants to be announced
The panel will be chaired by Joachim Klein, Founding/Managing Director, StepChange Consulting.
Conference attendees will also hear the RISI team of economists and engineers present their two-year forecasts for supply, demand, profitability, investment and trade for each major grade of pulp and paper.
The event is sponsored by HP, ColorLok Technology, StepChange Consulting and Sulzer Pumps.
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