Sjuul Paradijs, Editor in Chief of De Telegraaf, To Deliver Keynote at PPI Transport Symposium 19

By Risi, PRNE
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Paradijs Joins Impressive Line-up of Industry Experts Confirmed for the Amsterdam Event

BRUSSELS, May 5, 2011 - RISI and the International Forest Products Transport Association (IFPTA)
today announced that Sjuul Paradijs, Editor in Chief of De Telegraaf, would
deliver the keynote address as part of the PPI Transport Symposium 19
conference program. The conference program, to be held October 11-14, 2011 in
Amsterdam, titled "Growth and Sustainability: Meeting the Challenges of the
Forest Products Industry" will feature Paradijs and other industry experts
talking about how companies can continue to improve their position and
achieve breakthroughs.

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"We are very pleased to include Sjuul Paradijs as the keynote speaker for
the PPI Transport Symposium 19 program," said Buddy Greene, IFPTA President.
"This is an excellent opportunity for us, as an industry, to hear new ideas
and approaches, and to challenge ourselves for the future."

Described as "fanatical about newspapers" and "one of the most powerful
people in Dutch media," Paradijs is the editor-in-chief of De Telegraaf, the
largest Dutch morning newspaper. Since taking the leadership in 2009,
Paradijs has transformed the perception of De Telegraaf, raising the public
profile of the 2.5 million-reader daily. Prior to joining De Telegraaf,
Paradijs was the parliamentary editor at The Hague and worked for The
Financial Times.

The program will also feature a series of panel discussions with
high-level participants from major companies throughout the supply chain,

    - Rod Young, Chief Economic Advisor, RISI
    - David Laurine, President, Highmount Logistics
    - Stig Wiklund, Vice President Stora Enso Logistics
    - Ann-Christin Eggum, Vice President of Chartering & Operations,
      Westfal-Larsen Shipping
    - Jaap Blok, Managing Director, VCK Group
    - John Swingler, President, Sappi Trading - US Paper Corporation
    - Ana Paula Trilho, Corporate Logistics Manager, Grupo Orsa
    - Hermano Sousa, Logistics Director, Altri
    - Alan Bog, Commercial Manager, Asia, Westerlund Group
    - Louis Kanters, Managing Director, Interrijn Holding
    - Anne Rahikainen, Director of Bioenergy Services, RISI
    - and other participants to be announced soon!

The PPI TS19 conference program will address the challenges and
opportunities for the forest products logistics industry as it prepares to
emerge from the global recession. Conference sessions will include an
industry outlook and forecast, a panel of global paper and pulp producers,
and a discussion on the potential from biomass & biofuels. In addition, the
Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) will organize two (2)
sessions on transportation and sustainability issues as part of the event.

Conference programs and registration details are available online at

About PPI Transport Symposium 19

PPI Transport Symposium is the leading biennial conference and exhibition
for the global forest products logistics industry. It is dedicated
exclusively to the worldwide transport, materials handling, and distribution
of pulp, paper, wood, timber, and forest products commodities.

Organized by RISI and the International Forest Products Transport
Association (IFPTA), PPI Transport Symposium 19, scheduled for October 11-14,
, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, will offer a comprehensive conference
program, an associated exhibition, and a tour of the Port of Amsterdam and
its facilities. For more information, visit

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


The International Forest Products Transport Association (IFPTA) was
established in 1982 as an organization for professionals within the global
forest products logistics industry. The Association provides a networking
framework to encourage communication and innovation among all roles and
participants in the industry. The IFPTA supports the IFPTA Journal, produces
various regional seminars, and organizes the biennial PPI Transport Symposium
in conjunction with RISI. For more information, visit

    Jennifer Plourde
    Associate Marketing Manager
    4 Alfred Circle
    Bedford, MA 01730 USA
    Tel: +1-781-734-8917


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