BRUSSELS, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI and the International Forest Products Transport Association (IFPTA) today announced that Sjuul Paradijs, Editor in Chief of De Telegraaf, would deliver the keynote address as part of the PPI Transport Symposium 19 conference program. The conference program, to be held October 11-14, 2011 in Amsterdam, titled "Growth and Sustainability: Meeting the Challenges of the Forest Products Industry" will feature Paradijs and other industry experts talking about how companies can continue to improve their position and achieve breakthroughs.
"We are very pleased to include Sjuul Paradijs as the keynote speaker for the PPI Transport Symposium 19 program," said Buddy Greene, IFPTA President. "This is an excellent opportunity for us, as an industry, to hear new ideas and approaches, and to challenge ourselves for the future."
Described as "fanatical about newspapers" and "one of the most powerful people in Dutch media," Paradijs is the editor-in-chief of De Telegraaf, the largest Dutch morning newspaper. Since taking the leadership in 2009, Paradijs has transformed the perception of De Telegraaf, raising the public profile of the 2.5 million-reader daily. Prior to joining De Telegraaf, Paradijs was the parliamentary editor at The Hague and worked for The Financial Times.
The program will also feature a series of panel discussions with high-level participants from major companies throughout the supply chain, including:
- Rod Young, Chief Economic Advisor, RISI - David Laurine, President, Highmount Logistics - Stig Wiklund, Vice President Stora Enso Logistics - Ann-Christin Eggum, Vice President of Chartering & Operations, Westfal-Larsen Shipping - Jaap Blok, Managing Director, VCK Group - John Swingler, President, Sappi Trading - US Paper Corporation - Ana Paula Trilho, Corporate Logistics Manager, Grupo Orsa - Hermano Sousa, Logistics Director, Altri - Alan Bog, Commercial Manager, Asia, Westerlund Group - Louis Kanters, Managing Director, Interrijn Holding - Anne Rahikainen, Director of Bioenergy Services, RISI - and other participants to be announced soon!
The PPI TS19 conference program will address the challenges and opportunities for the forest products logistics industry as it prepares to emerge from the global recession. Conference sessions will include an industry outlook and forecast, a panel of global paper and pulp producers, and a discussion on the potential from biomass & biofuels. In addition, the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) will organize two (2) sessions on transportation and sustainability issues as part of the event.
Conference programs and registration details are available online at http://www.transportsymposium.com.
About PPI Transport Symposium 19
PPI Transport Symposium is the leading biennial conference and exhibition for the global forest products logistics industry. It is dedicated exclusively to the worldwide transport, materials handling, and distribution of pulp, paper, wood, timber, and forest products commodities.
Organized by RISI and the International Forest Products Transport Association (IFPTA), PPI Transport Symposium 19, scheduled for October 11-14, 2011, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, will offer a comprehensive conference program, an associated exhibition, and a tour of the Port of Amsterdam and its facilities. For more information, visit http://www.transportsymposium.com.
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. More information can be found at http://www.risi.com.
The International Forest Products Transport Association (IFPTA) was established in 1982 as an organization for professionals within the global forest products logistics industry. The Association provides a networking framework to encourage communication and innovation among all roles and participants in the industry. The IFPTA supports the IFPTA Journal, produces various regional seminars, and organizes the biennial PPI Transport Symposium in conjunction with RISI. For more information, visit http://www.ifpta.org.
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