MondayAug 12
TuesdayAug 13
WednesdayAug 14
Time in PT
17:30 – 19:00
Pre-Event Registration & Welcome Cocktail Reception
08:00 – 08:55
08:55 – 09:00
Welcome Remarks
09:00 – 09:30
Opening Keynote

To open this year’s event, hear from a key government representative who will be examining the impact of our industry on forest ecosystems and showcasing innovative strategies for conservation and regeneration

09:30 – 10:30
CEO Perspectives on the Forest Products Industry in Latin America

Join us for a dynamic CEO panel discussion where industry leaders will share their valuable perspectives on key challenges, emerging trends, and collaborative opportunities shaping the landscape of the forest products industry in Latin America.

– What lessons were learnt from the last 12-18 months?

– What are the key success factors for those who are achieving success in our industry? How is this measured? 

– Predictions for 2025

10:30 – 11:00
Networking Break
11:00 – 11:30
The Future of Pulp Production

– Exploring market potential for the second half of 2024, will Chinese seasonal demand pickup and will Europe and North America perform better than the first half? 

– How will growing demand for woodchips in East Asia impact the need for imported pulp ? 

– Examining trends in key global wood fiber markets, including regional availability and wood costs for pulp producers. 

– In a post-Cerrado world, what’s next for market pulp capacity expansion? 

Pat Cavanagh
Pat Cavanagh

Pat Cavanagh

Senior Economist, Pulp

Fastmarkets Forest Products

11:30 – 12:15
Unravelling Market Dynamics and Investment Potential in Latin America

Come and listen to this insightful analyst’s panel sharing their experience on investment opportunities and challenges in the current forest products market.

– How are lower pulp prices and higher costs affecting investors?

– What impact is being seen on M&A in the region

– Where are the opportunities and potential of ROI compared to other industries?

12:15 – 13:45
Networking Lunch
13:45 – 14:15
Specialty pulp outlook: Insights into the global dissolving and fluff pulp markets

– Understanding the market for wood-based cellulosic fibers and the future of lyocell production 

– Overview of the dissolving pulp market – viscose and hi-alpha 

– Dynamics of fluff pulp demand and supply 

Hema Kalathingal
Hema Kalathingal

Hema Kalathingal



14:15 – 15:00
Meeting Consumer Needs in Tissue & Consumer Products

Our expert panellists will delve into the evolving needs of aging populations, the shifting landscape of consumer expectations, and the strategies for effectively integrating pulp production with manufacturing processes. Gain valuable insights, exchange perspectives, and discover innovative solutions to meet the demands of a dynamic market.

– Analysing how demographic shifts, like aging populations, and changing consumer preferences for sustainability, convenience, and premium features are impacting the tissue and consumer products market.

– Explore strategies for integrating pulp production with manufacturing processes to ensure efficient use of resources, cost-effectiveness, and high-quality product output.

15:00 – 15:30
Chile pulpwood markets: Shortages set the stage for a rise in wood prices

The start of Arauco’s Mapa project in 2023, with its nearly 1.6 million tonnes of pulp capacity in Horcones, expanded domestic pulpwood log demand by 24%. Over the next three years, China’s expected surge in new pulp capacity will necessitate a massive increase in traded woodchips, with Chile well situated as a potential source of supply. However, several questions remain: 

– Can Chile’s forest resources accommodate a surge in pulpwood demand? 

– Where else might China go for wood fiber to fuel over 10 million tonnes of new pulp capacity? 

– How will an expected jump in traded woodchip prices affect Brazilian and Uruguayan export opportunities? 


Marcos Madruga
Marcos Madruga

Marcos Madruga

Engineer, International Timber Analytics


15:30 – 16:00
Networking Break
16:00 – 16:30
Keynote Presentation
16:30 – 17:15
Timber Trends: Navigating Wood Prices and Land Dynamics in Latin America

Join us for an insightful panel discussion on the evolving landscape of wood prices and land dynamics in Latin America. Our panelists will delve into the factors influencing timber pricing, land availability, and investment opportunities in the region.

– Understanding the drivers behind fluctuating wood prices in Latin America

– Analysing the impact of land availability and ownership structures on timber production

– Exploring investment opportunities and sustainable practices amidst evolving market dynamics

Flavio Deganutti



17:15 – 17:15
Close of Day One
17:15 – 18:45
Cocktail Reception
08:00 – 09:00
09:00 – 09:30
Keynote Address
09:30 – 10:15
Empowering End-Users: Innovations and Insights in the Latin American Pulp and Paper Industry

Hear from key industry players on opportunities and pitfalls in the market and where they see growth in their future

– Explore the latest technological advancements transforming the      pulp and paper industry in Latin America.

– Gain insights into market trends, demand dynamics, and emerging opportunities for growth and expansion.

– Learn practical strategies to improve efficiency,      sustainability, and profitability in your pulp and paper operations.

10:15 – 10:45
Latin America Packaging Outlook – Risks & Opportunities for 2025-2026

– What to expect from the Latin American packaging market for 2024-2025. 

– What are the local risks AND opportunities to look out for? 

– Mexico’s near-shoring trend: what next? 

Rafael Barisauskas
Rafael Barisauskas

Rafael Barisauskas



10:45 – 11:15
Networking break
11:15 – 11:45
Global Packaging Perspectives: Insights on European Legislation and Waste Management

– Brief characterization of supply and demand dynamics

– Geopolitical uncertainties and their effect on global trade

– An overview of mega trends, including plastic substitution trends and other legislative changes

– A general overview of the global overcapacity. How did we got here, and for how long will the situation last?

Alejandro Mata
Alejandro Mata

Alejandro Mata

Director , Europe Packaging and Graphic Papers

Fastmarkets, RISI

11:45 – 12:15
Unveiling Argentina's Potential- a regional perspective
12:15 – 13:15
Regional Outlook- Andenan/Pacific region

Spanning the Andes mountains to the Pacific coast, Latin America’s Andean-Pacific region is a treasure trove of natural resources. This panel discussion brings together industry leaders across pulp, paper, wood, and packaging sectors to explore the region’s potential for sustainable growth.

– Discuss how the region’s pulp, paper, wood, and packaging industries can leverage innovation to meet the evolving demands of Latin American consumers while prioritizing responsible sourcing and environmental stewardship.

– Identify opportunities for collaboration across the Andean-Pacific region’s forestry, pulp & paper, wood processing, and packaging sectors to create a more robust and competitive Latin American industry.

Jorge Luzuriaga
Jorge Luzuriaga

Jorge Luzuriaga

Director LatinAmerica,

Amexiccor GAK

13:15 – 14:45
Networking lunch
14:45 – 15:30
Optimising the Future: The Role of OCC/Corrugated Converters in a Sustainable Latin American Forest

This panel discussion brings together key players in the OCC/corrugated converting sector across Latin America to explore opportunities and challenges.

– Strategies to increase collection, sorting, and integration of OCC fibre into the corrugated production process

– Exploring new technologies and processes to optimize efficiency, reduce waste, and enhance product performance

– The role of OCC/corrugated converters in promoting sustainable forestry practices and reducing the environmental impact of packaging.

15:30 – 16:00
LPB Market
16:00 – 16:30
Networking Break
16:30 – 17:15
Packaging Revolution: A CEO Roundtable on Disruption, Sustainability, and Growth in Latin America

Join us for this powerful discussion where leaders from Latin America’s top packaging companies will delve into the disruptive forces shaping the industry.

– How are packaging leaders are adapting to the evolving needs of e-commerce and omnichannel retail

– Gain a better understanding on strategies to meet consumer and regulatory demands.

– Exploring the latest packaging technologies and materials that are transforming the industry in Latin America

Nilton Ferreira Saraiva Junior
Sergio Ribas
Nilton Ferreira Saraiva Junior

Nilton Ferreira Saraiva Junior


Ibema Papelcartão

Sergio Ribas

Sergio Ribas



17:15 – 17:15
End of conference