Media advisory - Forestry leaders facing more opportunities but also more risk

PwC hosts 28th Annual Global Forest and Paper Industry Conference

VANCOUVER, April 23, 2015 /CNW/ - A recent global CEO survey by PwC found that forest, paper, and packaging CEOs are gearing up for more extreme conditions. To cope, they're exploring new ways of competing via digital technologies, dynamic alliances, and new sources of talent. These issues coincide with the theme—From Innovation to Action—of the 28th Annual PwC Global Forest and Paper Industry Conference on May 6, 2015 in Vancouver, BC. The conference will focus on some of the key findings from the 18th Annual PwC Global CEO Survey and discuss global mega trends, financial performance and market outlook, innovation in products and markets, and mergers and acquisitions. Industry leading CEOs will also share insights and what's at the top of their agendas.   


Kathy Abusow, President and CEO, Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Jason Boyer, Vice President, Deals, PwC

Duncan Davies, President and CEO, Interfor

Francois Dufresne, President, Forest Stewardship Council

René Goguen, Acting President & CEO, CelluForce

Kevin Edgson, President and CEO, EACOM Timber

Larry Hughes, Vice-President, Finance and CFO, West Fraser Timber

Tom Lindquist, President and COO, Plum Creek Timber Company

Tom Martin, CEO, American Forest Foundation

Kevin Mason, Managing Director, ERA Forest Products Research

Randy Nebel, President, KapStone Kraft Paper Corporation

Malcolm Preston, Global Sustainability Leader, PwC

Tim Quinlan, Vice President and Economist, Wells Fargo

Thomas Riegler, CFO, Lenzing Group

Clemens Willée, CEO, Mondi Packaging Paper

Dr. Guido Wimmers, Chair, Associate Professor, Integrated Wood Design, UNBC

Roger Wright, Owner and Founder, Hawkins Wright


Fairmont Hotel Vancouver  

900 W. Georgia Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

The full conference agenda and speaker line up is available at:

Accredited media are invited to attend the conference. To RSVP or request an interview, please contact:

Jordana Whetter
BC Region Communications Manager, PwC
1 604 806 7316

PwC's Conference is part of the Global Forest Products Leadership Summit 2015, a five day series of conferences focused on global pulp, paper, wood products and fibre-based packaging industries. In addition to our conference, other events include International Wood Markets Group Industry/Market Conference and International Pulp week. Please visit

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For further information: Jordana Whetter, T: +1 604 806 7316, Email:; Bernice Cheung, T: +1 604 806 7029, Email:


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