Registration Now Open for RISI’s 14th European Pulp & Paper Outlook Conference

By Risi, PRNE
Monday, December 12, 2011

BEDFORD, Massachusetts, December 13, 2011 -

Preliminary Program and Speakers Announced for the Two-Day Event in Amsterdam

RISI, the leading information provider for the forest products industry, today announced that registration is open for its 14th annual European Pulp and Paper Outlook Conference.

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The 14th RISI European Pulp and Paper Outlook Conference will take place March 5 - 7, 2012 at the Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The conference will feature an impressive lineup of guest speakers representing leading companies from every corner of the pulp and paper supply chain talking about the issues and opportunities they are facing.  In addition, RISI economists will present their two-year outlooks for the pulp and paper industry.

Attendees will include executives from paper companies, merchants, pulp producers, suppliers, financial analysts, consumer products companies, and other end-users.

“We are pleased to announce the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel as our new venue and host hotel for the 2012 conference. We have negotiated a great rate at the hotel for our attendees this year and look forward to seeing new and familiar faces at the conference in March,” Mark Rushton, Conference Chair, commented.

On March 6th, the program will include the industry’s leading experts covering the important topics of the day. Speakers will include pulp and paper producers, financial analysts, end users of paper/board, associations and many more. At the end of Day 1, we will host a CEO panel that will be a round table discussion with the region’s leading executives, including:

  • Marco Mensink, Deputy Director General, CEPI
  • Jo Klein, Managing Director, StepChange Consulting
  • Berry Wiersum, CEO, Sappi Fine Paper Europe
  • Professor Andrea Boltho, Tutor in Economics, Oxford University
  • David Katsnelson, Senior Economist, Macroeconomics, RISI

The second day of the program on March 7th attendees will hear from the RISI experts and their forecasts for specific industry sectors, including:

  • Kurt Schaefer, Vice President & Practice Leader, Fiber
  • Peter Barynin, Principal Economist, Timber
  • Hannah Zhao, Economist, Recovered Paper
  • Esko Uutela, Principal, Tissue
  • Orifjon Abidov, Economist, European Paper Packaging
  • Han Yao, Economist
  • Patricia Perez, Economist
  • Will Claassens, Economist, Graphic Paper

Conference programs and registration details for the European Conference are currently available at

Sponsors of the European Pulp & Paper Outlook Conference include HP and ColorLok Technology. For information on sponsoring this event, please email or visit for more details.

About RISI

RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The company works with clients in the pulp and paper, wood products, timber, biomass, tissue, nonwovens, printing and publishing industries to help them make better decisions.

Headquartered in Boston, MA, RISI operates additional offices throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. More information can be found at

Jennifer Plourde
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Bedford, MA 01730 USA
Tel: +1-781-734-8971

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