New directions and opportunities for people, products and markets;
spotlight on customers
VANCOUVER, May 10 /CNW/ - The global forest and paper sector has been
faced with a decade of challenges, cost pressures and changing customer
demands, but industry leaders are now seizing the opportunity to change
directions and business strategies.
On May 11 over 450 CEOs, senior executives, customers, suppliers,
analysts and policy makers from the world's forest and paper industry
will meet at the PwC 24th Annual Global Forest & Paper Industry
Conference to explore how the forest sector is changing directions and
how this can translate into fresh opportunities and new sources of
Customers and forest products producers from around the globe will take
the stage and share how changing business models are creating new
Topics to be discussed include global economics and geopolitical risk,
industry financial performance and outlook, new directions and
opportunities for the industry, market and products outlook, and a
panel of CEOs discussing changing business models and the issues at the
top of their agenda. The luncheon keynote speaker will discuss the road
to recovery for Japan after the recent earthquake and tsunami.
Robert Johnston, Director, Global Energy and Natural Resources, Eurasia
Group, New York, USA
Dr. Lynn Michaelis, Executive Adviser/Senior Economist, RISI, Inc,
Paul Quinn, Paper and Forest Products Analyst, RBC Capital Markets,
Frédéric Bouchard, Partner, Consulting and Deals, Forest, Paper &
Packaging practice, PwC, Montreal Canada
Phillip Crawley, Publisher and CEO, Globe and Mail, Toronto, Canada
Avrim Lazar, President and CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada,
Chad Wasilenkoff, CEO, Fortress Paper Ltd., Vancouver, Canada
Keith Lancastle, Executive Director, Forest Products Sector Council,
Russell Taylor, President, International WOOD Markets Group, Inc.
Tom Wright, Director, Hawkins Wright Ltd, London.UK
David Walker, Managing Director, Kauri Capital Pte. Ltd., Singapore
Jose Penido, Chairman of the Board, Fibria Celulose, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Rick Doman, President and CEO, EACOM Timber Corporation, Montreal,
Dr. Jack Sadler, Professor of Forest Products Biotechnology / Bioenergy,
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Joe Nemeth, President and CEO, Canfor Pulp Products Inc., Vancouver,
Special luncheon keynote speaker, Mr. Hideki Ito, Consul General of
Japan in Vancouver, Canada
WHAT: PwC 24th Annual Global Forest & Paper Industry Conference
WHEN: Wednesday, May 11, 2011; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina, Grand Ballroom, 1601 Bayshore
Drive, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Complete PwC conference and speaker details are available at: www.pwc.com/forestconf11.
Accredited media are welcome to attend the full day conference, please
pre-register. Contact Jim Nelson at: email@example.com, or +1 604 806 7047. Pre-registered media may pre-book 15 minute one on
one interviews with PwC spokespeople.
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For further information:
Jim Nelson, PwC
Tel: 604 806 7047
Kiran Chauhan, PwC
Tel: 416 890 8695