RISI Confirms Speakers for Afternoon Seminar at 2010 Pulp & Paper International (PPI) Awards

Jose Honorio, CEO of Grupo Portucel Soporcel, to Deliver Keynote Address

Oct 18, 2010, 15:44 ET from RISI

BRUSSELS, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI today announced that a number of top industry experts will be speaking at the RISI Seminar on November 16, in Brussels, Belgium. The seminar will take place in the afternoon, before the 2010 Pulp & Paper International (PPI) Awards Gala Dinner.

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The seminar will cover issues facing the global pulp and paper industry and provide an opportunity to find out more about the latest forecasts and trends for the sector.  The keynote address will be delivered by Jose Honorio, CEO of Grupo Portucel Soporcel. Other speakers include the following RISI experts and industry leaders:


What does the future hold for the global pulp & paper sector?

Rod Young, Chief Economic Advisor, RISI


Fiber Vision 2020 – a perspective on key trends in global pulp & recycled paper markets in coming years

Glenn O'Kelly, Specialist, Basic Materials Institute, McKinsey & Company


The impact of energy costs on the global pulp and paper industry

Ville Henttonen, Product Manager, Benchmarking, RISI


Climate Change: The regulations and its impact on the pulp & paper sector

Marco Mensink, Energy & Environment Director, CEPI


Searching for the opportunities in the global graphic paper industry

Sampo Timonen, Director, European Graphic Papers, RISI

For more details on each topic, please visit: http://www.risiinfo.com/events/ppi_awards/seminar.html

Registration for the RISI seminar and PPI Awards dinner is open. The PPI Awards will honor leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments of companies, mills and individuals within the global pulp and paper industry. The winners will be presented with their trophies at the PPI Awards Gala Dinner at Le Plaza Hotel, Brussels, Belgium.

The list of finalists for the PPI Awards includes Sodra, SCA, Domtar, Mondi, Suzano and many others. Click here for a full list: http://www.risiinfo.com/events/ppi_awards/2010_finalists.html

Save 60 Euros when you register for the RISI seminar and PPI Awards together for a total of 250 Euros.  Individually tickets for the PPI Awards are 160 Euros and 150 Euros for the RISI Seminar.  To book your tickets to the industry event of the year, please visit: http://www.risiinfo.com/events/ppi_awards/tickets.html or call Eleanor Spreckley at +44 207 955 3751.

The PPI Awards will be held in conjunction with CEPI European Paper Week, taking place from November 16-18, 2010.

The PPI Awards are held in association with HP and ColorLok Technology.  Other sponsors include ABB, Andritz, BTG, Cargill, FM Global, Kemira, Metso and StepChange Consulting.

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