RISI announces program for upcoming conference

August 14, 2013
August 14, 2013, Bedford, Mass. - RISI has announced new program additions and speakers for the 28th Annual RISI North American Forest Products Conference, to be held October 7-9, 2013, in San Diego, California, at the Hotel del Coronado.

The conference will feature a lineup of guest speakers from leading companies across the North American forest products industry, as well as a select group of RISI economists, who will present research and outlooks for critical market segments.

Conference attendees will include executives from pulp and paper companies, wood and timber industry executives, forest owners and timber investment management organizations (TIMOs), financial and market analysts, procurement managers, business intelligence managers, investment consultants, suppliers and logistics managers, among others.

At the conference, Mike Coffey, CEO of RISI, will present the 2013 CEO of the Year Award to Jim Hannan, CEO of Georgia Pacific. Hannan will also participate in a CEO roundtable discussion, "The Future Is Now for US Industry", along with several other influential industry executives, including:
  • Chad Wasilenkoff, CEO, Fortress Paper
  • Gary McGann, CEO, Smurfit Kappa Group
  • Dave Patterson, CEO, Verso Paper

In addition, RISI economists will be presenting market outlooks and forecasts for key parts of the supply chain. RISI presenters will include Rod Young, Chief Economic Advisor, Fiber; Bob Flynn, Director, International Timber; and Ken Waghorne, Vice President, Packaging.

The conference program and registration details for the event are currently available at http://www.risiinfo.com/events/na_conf/index.html.

The 28th RISI North American Forest Products Conference will be held at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, California, October 7-9, 2013. The conference will address the key issues in today's North American forest products industry. The conference is sponsored by HP, ColorLok, StepChange Consulting and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Conference program and registration details are available online at http://www.risiinfo.com/events/na_conf/index.html.


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