BEDFORD, Mass., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today announced that Anirban Basu, Chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group, will deliver the keynote address as part of the PPI Transport Symposium 20 (TS20) conference program. TS20, the longest running conference and exhibition dedicated to the global forest products logistics industry, will take place October 28-31, 2013, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Mr. Basu is one of the mid-Atlantic region's most recognized economists, in part because of his consulting work on behalf of numerous clients, including prominent developers, bankers, brokerage houses, energy suppliers and law firms. On behalf of government agencies and non-profit organizations, Mr. Basu has written several high-profile economic development strategies. Among other things, Mr. Basu serves as the chief economist to Associated Builders and Contractors (national) and as chief economic adviser to the Construction Financial Managers Association.
The TS20 program will also feature a series of panel discussions with high-level participants from major companies throughout the global supply chain, including:
- Scott McGregor, Group Vice President, Norfolk Southern
- Madeleine Paquin, President and CEO, Logistec Corporation
- Mats Erken, Managing Director, Scandfibre Logistics AB
- Frank Machiels, Chairman of the Transport Committee of CEPI
- Maria Carolina Lima, Logistics General Manager, Americas-Biomaterials, Stora Enso
- Ulf Eriksen, Vice President and General Manager, Westfal-Larsen Shipping Shanghai
- Vaughan Bassett, Vice President Sales and Logistics, Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc.
Conference program and registration details can be found online at www.transportsymposium.com.
At TS20, RISI's well-regarded economists will present two-year outlooks for key segments of the global forest products logistics industry and will discuss important trends, issues and opportunities for worldwide markets.
In addition, leaders from all areas of the global forest products logistics industry will share their experiences in case study presentations and roundtable discussions that will cover the unique challenges and opportunities of specific regions, including North America, Europe, South America and Asia.
Organized by RISI, in association with the International Forest Products Transport Association (IFPTA), the event focuses on the issues surrounding the worldwide transport, materials handling, and distribution of forest products. This year's conference program will take a look at the challenges and opportunities facing the industry from a regional perspective. Each session will explore the unique situations facing the four corners of the industry, plus a global market overview presentation and a discussion about how the emerging biomass market is impacting the logistics industry.
About Transport Symposium 20 (www.transportsymposium.com)
The biennial Symposium, the longest running conference and exhibition dedicated to the global forest products logistics professional, will take place October 28-31, 2013, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Symposium sponsors include Cascade, FMS, and V. Alexander. The full conference agenda, list of exhibitors, hotel details, and registration can be found at www.transportsymposium.com.
About RISI (www.risi.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.
About IFPTA (www.ifpta.org)
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 www.ifpta.org.
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