RISI's Latin American Conference Assesses the Beginning of a New Cycle of Growth for the Region's Pulp and Paper Industry

By Risi, PRNE
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

High-Level Industry Players Join the List of Speakers for the Sao Paulo Event

SAO PAULO, October 28, 2010 - RISI today announced that a number of leading industry experts have
joined the program of speakers for RISI's 5th Latin American Pulp and Paper
Outlook Conference. The event will take place on November 21-23, 2010, in Sao
Paulo, Brazil
at the Intercontinental hotel.

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The theme of the upcoming conference will be "The beginning of a new
cycle of growth for Latin America's pulp and paper industry." Topics and
speakers confirmed include:

    - Antonio Maciel Neto, CEO, Suzano Papel e Celulose - Keynote Address
    - Andreas Mirow, Principal, McKinsey - Fiber Vision 2020: A perspective
      on how global markets could develop and the implications for the Latin
      American sector
    - Frederico Benite Filho, Principal Business Developer Officer,
      International Finance Cooperation - Financing mechanisms for forestry
    - Giovana Baggio de Bruns, Private Lands Conservancy Coordinator, The
      Nature Conservancy - Environmental Matters: How does the Latin American
      industry measure up?
    - Jean-Michel Ribieras, CEO, International Paper - The challenge of
      producing graphic papers in an electronic age
    - Edgard Avezum, Boxboard Commercial Director, Klabin - Latin American
      boxboard trends, challenges and opportunities
    - Miguel Rincon, CEO, Bio-PAPPEL - Improving quality and quantity in
      Mexico's containerboard and recovered paper sector

Two panel discussions will take place at the conference, the first
involving some of the leading end users of pulp, paper and board in Latin
discussing what the customers are looking for from pulp and paper
companies. Panelists include:

    - Alvaro Azanha, Packaging Development Manager, Sadia
    - Claudio Baronni, Projects Director, Editora Abril S/A
    - Ruy Ghiotto, Purchasing Director, Colgate-Palmolive
    - Pedro Habesch Oliveira, Gerente de Desenvolvimento de Embalagens,

The second is a CEO/Executive panel discussion, which will cover the key
challenges of Latin American producers in the next five years, biomass and
its impact on the industry, and more. Confirmed panelists include:

    - Carlos Aguiar, CEO, Fibria
    - Sergio Colvin, CEO, CMPC Celulosa S. A.
    - Antonio Maciel Neto, CEO, Suzano Papel e Celulose
    - Jean-Michel Ribieras, CEO, International Paper
    - Miguel Rincon, CEO, BIO-PAPPEL
    - Mario Valente, President, Cartocor

Conference attendees will also hear RISI's team of economists and
engineers present their two-year forecasts for supply, demand, profitability,
investment and trade for each major grade of pulp and paper.

The event is sponsored by HP, ColorLok Technology, Cenibra, Albany
International and Paper Distribution International. The conference is also
supported by Cafcco, afcp, BRACELPA, ABTCP, ABRIGRAF, anave, IFPTA, Painel de
Florestal and Camara Nacional de las Industrias de la Celulosa y del Papel de

Media sponsors include: Pulp & Paper International Magazine, PPI Latin
America, ArgentinaForestal.com, CELULOSEONLINE, LIGNUM and Papermarket.

Conference programs and registration details are available online at

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

    Jen Freitas
    Director of Events
    4 Alfred Circle
    Bedford, MA 01730 U.S.A.
    Tel: +1-781-734-8949
    Email: jfreitas@risi.com

Jen Freitas, Director of Events, RISI, +1-781-734-8949, jfreitas at risi.com

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