International Pulp Week 2018 is a 3-day conference, beginning with our prominent Opening Cocktail on Sunday evening, followed by two half-days of conferences and group discussions. It also includes a networking lunch on Monday afternoon, as well as two mid-morning networking coffee breaks on both the Monday and Tuesday. The final day is reserved for private meetings and further networking. IPW brings together the global pulp and forestry sector community, providing a home-base for the industry’s senior executives.

Sunday, 6th May

03:00 PM – 07:00 PM


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05:00 PM – 07:00 PM

Opening Cocktail

As is now the tradition, IPW kicks off with our Opening Cocktail. This can’t-miss networking event will allow you to meet and mingle with your fellow IPW attendees from over 40 countries.

Presentation by:

Monday, 7th May

08:00 AM – 12:00 PM


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09:00 AM – 10:20 AM

Customer Forum

The Customer Forum is an opportunity for pulp and paper producers, and their customers to hear about prevailing issues affecting their own specific sector, as well as those of common interest to the industry at large.

Kevin Mason
Managing Director - ERA Forest Products Research

Craig Germain
President, Logistics​ - XTL Transport Logistics

Martin Dixon
Head of Research Products - Drewry

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM

Networking Coffee Break

10:50 AM – 11:30 AM

Customer Forum Resumes

Kelly McNamara
Senior Analyst - Numera Analytics

Joaquin Kritz Lara
Sr. Economist & Head of Macro Research - Numera Analytics

Ian Lifshitz
VP of Sustainability & Stakeholder Relations - APP

12:00 PM – 01:00 PM

Networking Lunch Sponsored by Euro Asia Transload

Tuesday, 8th May

08:00 AM – 12:00 PM


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09:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Press and Analyst Briefing

The Press and Analyst Briefing is an opportunity to hear PPPC’s analysts provide their latest market analysis and forecasts for the global pulp market and its end-uses.

Presentations by:
Arnaud Franco
Director & Sr. Analyst, Pulp & P&W - PPPC

Emanuele Bona
Vice President, Europe - PPPC

09:45 AM – 10: 00 AM

Networking Coffee Break

10:00 AM – 12: 00 PM

Market Pulp Open Forum

The Market Pulp Open Forum provides an overview of the pulp and paper industry from a broader perspective, focusing on prevailing issues from the global economy to the most notable events affecting the industry in the last year.

Presentations by:
Augustine (Gus) Faucher
Senior VP & Chief Economist - The PNC Financial Services Group

Marcio Farid
Equity Analyst - UBS

PwC's Mergers and Acquisitions Panel

Roman Hohol
Vice President Custom Research - Numera Analytics

Uday Nandan
Managing Director - PwC Corporate Finance LLC

David M. Gandossi
President, CEO and Director - Mercer International Inc.

Chadwick Wasilenkoff
President, CEO & Chairman - Fortress Global Enterprises Inc.