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12:00 - 13:00
Registration Opens
13:00 - 13:05
Welcome Remarks
13:05 - 13:40
Fastmarkets Outlook: Global packaging
· An overview of mega trends in packaging · A review of the current market dynamics · Key demand drivers: demographics, usage rates, and growth in per capita income
Alejandro Mata
Alejandro Mata

Alejandro Mata

Director, Europe Packaging and Graphic Paper

Fastmarkets Forest Products

13:40 - 14:10
The true potential of replacing plastics with paper and board
  • Costs and other considerations
  • Existing capacities versus real potential of replacement


14:10 - 14:40
A deep dive into barrier innovation
  • How can fiber based packaging manage fat and liquids?
  • How can we manage strength properties vs plastics?
  • New developments in barrier technology


Romain Metivet
Romain Metivet

Romain Metivet

CEO

Cellulotech

15:00 - 15:30
Networking Break
15:30 - 16:15
Panel: Europe as an export market
  • International industry growth
  • Europe as a market


Sami Al Safran
Sami Al Safran

Sami Al Safran

Group President

MEPCO

16:15 - 16:45
The latest developments in corrugated packaging in Europe


  • Identifying what was learned from COVID demand surge
  • Right-sizing, Light-sizing, more color, digital printing, speed to market
  • Major containerboard capacity infusion and its RCB focus




16:45 - 17:30
Panel: Molded fiber: latest innovation developments
Lennart Eberleh
Lennart Eberleh

Lennart Eberleh

CEO

Rottneros

17:30 - 19:00
Cocktail Reception
09:00 - 09:10
Welcome Remarks
09:10 - 09:30
Keynote: Mondi
Andrew King
Andrew King

Andrew King

Group CEO

Mondi

09:30 - 10:00
Global Geopolitical Outlook
  • What to expect going forward?
  • When will the war be resolved
  • How will the US, China relationships impact?


10:00 - 10:30
The real impact of the energy crisis
10:30 - 10:40
Award & Keynote: European CEO of the year
10:45 - 11:15
Networking Break
11:15 - 12:00
CEO Panel Discussion: What can we learn from navigating uncertainty?
  • War in Ukraine: EU energy crunch, supply chain disruption and other impacts
  • Is this a turning point to a cleaner and more sustainable future?
  • Sustainability and innovation developments
  • Industry mega-trends
  • Deglobalisation of the paper industry and the changes in trade flows
  • What have you learnt from other industries?


Joachim Klein
Lennart Eberleh
Thomas Ott
Joachim Klein

Joachim Klein

CEO

Stepchange Consulting

Lennart Eberleh

Lennart Eberleh

CEO

Rottneros

Thomas Ott

Thomas Ott

CEO, Flexible Packaging

Mondi

12:00 - 12:30
Global Macroeconomic Outlook
  • World economic drivers
  • Expected social, political, and economic headwinds and tailwinds
  • Inflation and recession fears
  • How is Europe economy affected by these


Lasse Sinikallas
Lasse Sinikallas

Lasse Sinikallas

Director Macroeconomics

Fastmarkets Forest Products

12:30 - 12:50
Global thought leaders on Capex allocation & asset consolidation
· Why companies upgrading and investing in their plants don’t see enough return · Why we shouldn’t prioritize the likes of payback, NPV and IRR of capexes
Fredrik Weissenrieder
Fredrik Weissenrieder

Fredrik Weissenrieder

CEO

Weissenrieder & Co

12:50 - 14:20
Networking Lunch
14:20 - 15:00
Panel Discussion: Global and regional logistics: challenges and opportunities
  • Current situation and the short to mid-term outlook
  • Views on how transportation costs will evolve from now
  • Shortages (containers, truck drivers, barges, train)
  • Assessment on EU mobility package
  • Availability of raw materials


15:00 - 15:40
Fireside Chat: Raw material availability
  • Supply shortages
  • Wood availability: European focus
  • Fiber availability: pulp & papers for recycling
  • Other key raw material supply restrictions


15:40 - 16:10
Networking Break
16:10 - 16:50
Fastmarkets Outlook: Global pulp
  • An overview of recent paper grade and specialty pulp market developments
  • Weighing the risk of demand destruction against persistent cost pressures
  • Quantifying the long-term impacts of the war in Ukraine
  • Dissolving pulp and fluff pulp swing capacity updates


Patrick Cavanagh
Patrick Cavanagh

Patrick Cavanagh

Economist, Pulp

Fastmarkets RISI

16:50 - 17:20
Fastmarkets Outlook: Global recovered paper markets
  • Review of global demand and supply dynamics
  • The effects of trade and trade regulations on regional and global markets
  • Trends in virgin and recycled fiber balance


Hannah Zhao
Hannah Zhao

Hannah Zhao

Senior Economist, Global Recovered Paper

Fastmarkets RISI

17:20 - 17:50
Fastmarkets Outlook: Bioenergy
  • Analysis of domestic pellet market
  • Demand of wood pellets globally
  • Pellet capacity outlook for Europe
  • Outlook for biomass power generation


John North
John North

John North

International Timber Economist

Fastmarkets

19:00 - 20:30
PPI Awards Evening Reception
08:30 - 09:15
Round Tables Breakfast
Please join us for round table discussions on:

  • Industry exposure to energy crisis
  • Russian war in Ukraine: pre-post situation
  • Pulp
  • Paper for recycling
  • European paper
* These will be first come first serve seats



09:15 - 09:20
Welcome Remarks
09:20 - 10:00
End Use Panel Discussion: Learning experiences from 2022 and focusses for 2023 onwards
  • Evolving consumer trends
  • E-commerce insights: how much will e-commerce grow going forward?
  • Strategies around packaging materials (corrugated vs kraft paper bags/envelopes, etc)
  • Strategies around paper exposure
  • Plastic substitution trends
  • Changes in consumer behaviour
  • Supply challenges and change in trade flows


10:00 - 10:30
2023 and beyond for paper & packaging industry leaders: What are the priorities consumers?
  • The latest evolution of consumer behaviour
  • How are consumers adapting to high inflation?
  • Other trends affecting consumers
  • How industry leaders will need to manage this higher volatility in their markets as a “new normal”


Daniel Noordigaarden
Felix Gruenewald
Daniel Noordigaarden

Daniel Noordigaarden

Partner

McKinsey

Felix Gruenewald

Felix Gruenewald

Consultant

McKinsey

10:30 - 11:00
Networking Break
11:00 - 11:30
Fastmarkets Outlook: European paper packaging
  • Outlook for the European containerboard and boxboard market over the next two years
  • Threats and opportunities
  • Supply and demand balances in light of the upcoming capacity increases
  • Cost competitiveness landscape


Tero Eerikeinen
Tero Eerikeinen

Tero Eerikeinen

Economist

Fastmarkets

11:30 - 12:10
Working towards sustainability
  • Plastics versus wood products
  • Innovations aiding sustainabillity
  • Why the industry needs to collaboratly get behind sustainability
  • How is the sustainability agenda helping to foster innovation in the industry?


Jori Ringman
Garrett Quinn
Jori Ringman

Jori Ringman

Director General

Confederation of European Paper Industries (Cepi)

Garrett Quinn

Garrett Quinn

Chief Sustainability Officer

Smurfit Kappa

12:10 - 12:40
Forest carbon markets - How growing demand for forest carbon are shaping wood markets”
  • Forests’ role in climate change
  • Carbon pricing mechanisms, including taxes and offsets / emissions trading
  • State of forest carbon markets
  • Implications for wood supply globally


Glen O'Kelly
Glen O'Kelly

Glen O’Kelly

CEO

O’Kelly Acumen

12:40 - 13:00
Creativity and innovation showcase: winners from 2023 PPI Awards
  • A short introduction of the innovations brought to the competition this year


13:00 - 14:30
Networking Lunch
14:30 - 15:00
Fastmarkets Outlook: European graphic paper
· Two year outlook of the European graphic paper industry · High prices and a push for digitalisation reducing demand, is this the new normal? · Managing European capacity with demand decreasing globally
Alejandro Mata
Alejandro Mata

Alejandro Mata

Director, Europe Packaging and Graphic Paper

Fastmarkets Forest Products

15:00 - 15:40
Panel discussion: The resilience of printing
  • The resurgence of books through the pandemic
  • Europe’s graphic paper market: opportunities and growth areas
  • Using digitalisation to help the growth of printing


15:40 - 16:10
Networking Break
16:10 - 16:40
Fastmarkets Outlook: Global kraft paper
  • A look into the actual situation and main demand drivers
  • Outlook for the European sack kraft market over the next two years
  • Supply and demand balances in light of the upcoming capacity increases and new end-use applications
  • Threats and opportunities, including plastic substitution and the European energy situation


Camila Jaramillo
Camila Jaramillo

Camila Jaramillo

Associate Economist

Fastmarkets RISI

16:40 - 17:10
Fastmarkets Outlook: Global tissue
Esko Uutela
Esko Uutela

Esko Uutela

Principal, Tissue

Fastmarkets

17:10 - 17:45
Panel: Adaptions to the new reality - mill innovation update
  • Navigating the complexties of energy supply and pricing
  • Country differences
  • Operational adaptations at mills
  • Production at risk of temporary or permanent closures
  • What projects will attract new investment?
  • How does the high interest rate trend impact investment?


17:45 - 17:45
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