BRUSSELS, February 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
RISI, the leading information provider for the forest products industry, has announced that a number of leading industry experts have joined the program of speakers for the upcoming 14th European Pulp and Paper Outlook Conference. The event will take place on March 5-7, 2012, at the Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
CEOs and senior management figures from five of the top 10 global producers will be taking an active role on the podium and in our discussion panels. The list of presenters and panellists include Jouko Karvinen of Stora Enso,Jussi Pesonen of UPM, Maximo Pacheco, International Paper, Berry Wiersum, Sappi Fine Paper Europe and Tony Smurfit, Smurfit Kappa.
The keynote address will be delivered by the winner of RISI's European CEO of the Year, Mr. Miles Roberts, Group Chief Executive of DS Smith.
Other speakers include Professor Andrea Boltho, Tutor in Economics, Oxford University; Rupert Taylor, RBS Banking and Markets; Gareth Ward, Editor, The Print Business; Marco Mensink, Deputy Director General, CEPI; and Helma Brandlmaier of WWF.
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 and StepChange Consulting.
Media sponsors include: Pulp & Paper International (PPI) magazine, PPI Europe, IFPTA Journal and EUWID Pulp and Paper.
Conference programs and registration details are available online at http://www.risi.com/euroconf.
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Notes to Editors:
1) About the European Pulp & Paper Outlook Conference(http://www.risi.com/euroconf)
The 14th RISI European Pulp and Paper Outlook Conference will be held at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam on March 5-7, 2012. The conference will address some of the key issues facing the European pulp and paper industry. Current program sponsors include HP, ColorLok Technology and StepChange Consulting. More information regarding the conference program and registration details can be found at http://www.risi.com/euroconf.
2) About RISI(http://www.risi.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The company works with clients in the pulp and paper, wood products, timber, biomass, tissue, nonwovens, printing and publishing industries to help them make better decisions.
Headquartered in Boston, MA, RISI operates additional offices throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.
3) About UBM plc (http://www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a leading global company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.