RISI European Conference to Offer Multiple Forest Product Forecasts & Leadership Insights

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RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, has announced 21st Annual RISI European Conference will take place March 11-13, 2019 in Vienna, Austria at the Vienna Marriott Hotel. Delegates can expect a two-day conference program, plus a one-day packaging seminar, featuring RISI’s team of experts and high-level industry leaders addressing key forest product market trends in Europe and beyond.

This year’s program will take a deep dive into the global forecasts across pulp and paper grades, China’s recovered paper policy impact, and the packaging markets – Program and registration information is available here.

The March 11th Packaging Seminar will kick off the Conference by focusing on buyers’ perspective, characteristics of the corrugated business in Europe, and growing packaging markets.

Day One of the main conference program on March 12th, will begin with an international CEO panel discussion followed by the keynote speech from the European CEO of the Year. Following, delegates will hear a macroeconomic outlook as well as other key RISI forecasts, like global pulp. The CEO of the year will join an executive panel session, sponsored by FM Global, to share their recent industry experiences and expertise.

Day Two on March 13th will feature discussions by Senior Economist, Hannah Zhao, about the global OCC market and the impact felt from China’s recovered paper policy enforcement. Economist, Gleb Sinavskis, will follow to offer a connection to the latest market trends in boxboard and containerboard in Europe. Further presentations will give delegates insight into recycled paper demand, the future of mill technology, and MENA import opportunities. A panel will weigh in on dissolving pulp and viscose, and the impact on the environment. RISI experts will share additional key market outlooks including tissue.

The PPI Awards dinner will be held the evening of March 12, to offer the opportunity for networking between European Conference attendees and awards finalists. European Conference delegates can additionally register to partake in the dinner and meet the 2019 winners and finalists.

The 2018 Conference in Barcelona attracted more than 240 delegates from over 120 companies, traveling from 20+ countries. A strong turnout is anticipated in Vienna in 2019. Delegates will have multiple opportunities to network during lunches, breaks, and an exclusive cocktail hour.

For more information about the European Conference or to register, click here.

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