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RISI announces program for upcoming conference

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.


August 14, 2013
By Canadian Biomass

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:

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  • 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 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 www.risiinfo.com/events/na_conf/index.html.

 


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