RISI Confirms Additional Speakers for the 3rd RISI Indian Seminar Program

By Risi, PRNE
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

NEW DELHI, November 29, 2011 -

RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest product industry, today announced the addition of several additional speakers for the 3rd RISI Indian Seminar.  This year the program again provides a robust roster of leading industry experts. The event will take place on December 9, 2011 at the Park Hotel, New Delhi, India. 

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Mark Rushton, Editor of Pulp & Paper International (PPI) and Seminar Chair commented, “We’re pleased to have such a great line up of speakers again at our third RISI Indian Seminar and we look forward to hearing their expert opinions on the key issues facing the industry.”

The following speakers and moderators have confirmed their participation.

~ Paul Brown, President, International Paper, India

~ Yogesh Agarwal, CEO, Ballarpur Industries Limited (BILT)

~ Sanjay Singh, Divisional Chief Executive, ITC, Paperboards and Specialty Paper Division

~ N Gopala Ratnam, Chairman and Managing Director, Seshasayee Paper and Boards

~ P S Patwari, Executive Director, Emami Paper

~ VJ Gupta, Managing Director, DaiEi Paper (SA)

~ Madhukar Mishra, President, Indian Paper Manufacturers Association (IPMA)

~ Anil Kumar, Sr. Vice President, Indian Agro & Recycled Paper Mills Association; CEO and  
  Executive  Director, Shreyans Industries Ltd

~ Sridhar Chandrasekhar, Head, CRISIL Research

~ Kurt Schaefer, Vice President/Practice Leader, Fiber, RISI

~ Surya Raina, Vice President, Mill Intelligence, Pulp & Paper Division, RISI

~ Bob Flynn, Director, International Timber, RISI

The following are some of the topics to be included on the program:

  • Sustainability Issues in the Global P&P Industry and how the Indian Sector is Playing its Part
  • The Challenge of Finding Raw Material Supplies: Recovered Paper, Wood, Non-Wood and Plantations Restrictions
  • The Global Outlook for Pulp & Recovered Paper Markets
  • Environmental Pressures and Responsible Paper Manufacturing
  • Sustainable Packaging Solutions in India
  • Development of Forest Plantations around the World for the Pulp and Paper Industry
  • Outlook for Printing and Writing Paper Markets in India

The program will also feature an Executive Panel which will be a roundtable discussion with high level participants from major producer companies.

The event is sponsored by Voith, GAW, HP, ColorLok Technology, Kadant, Andritz and BTG.

The full conference program and registration details are available online at www.risi.com/indianseminar

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 www.risi.com.


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