TORONTO, April 28 /CNW/ - Over 350 CEOs, senior executives, customers, suppliers, analysts and policy makers from the world's forest and paper industry will meet on May 11 at the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 23rd Annual Global Forest & Paper Industry Conference in Vancouver. Panel discussions will cover the state of the industry, the case for change, sustainability, global market outlook and how some producers are transforming to return to profitability and take advantage of new opportunities. A panel of CEOs from leading forest products companies will discuss what's at the top of their agenda and respond to questions from industry analysts.
WHAT: The PwC 23rd Annual Global Forest & Paper Industry Conference
WHEN: Tuesday, May 11, 2010; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina, Grand Ballroom, 1601
Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
7:30 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Welcome and opening remarks
Bruce McIntyre, PwC
8:05 a.m. Global economic overview,
Doug Porter, BMO Capital Markets.
8:40 a.m. Industry Financial Performance,
Chip Dillon, Credit Suisse; Michael Murphy, JP Morgan
Securities; Frederic Bouchard, PwC; Michael
10:00 a.m. Morning break
10:25 a.m. Transformation through innovation,
Bjorn Stigson, World Business Council for Sustainable
Development; Avrim Lazar, Forest Products Association
of Canada; Hugh Sutcliffe, Brookfield Asset
Management; Brian Merwin, Mercer International.
12:00 noon Delegate reception
12:30 p.m. Lunch & luncheon keynote.
The Honourable Pat Bell, Minister of Forests and
Range, Government of British Columbia.
2:00 p.m. Market outlook,
Paul Dodge, ProBuild Holdings Inc.; Kurt Schaefer,
RISI; Cam Matheson, BC Hydro; Scott McDonald, Pacific
3:15 p.m. Afternoon break
3:45 p.m. Executive Perspectives,
Chovalit Ekabut, SCG Paper; Dan Fulton, Weyerhaeuser;
Hank Ketcham, West Fraser Timber.
5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
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