International Pulp Week 2022
Where The Pulp World Meets
About International Pulp Week
International Pulp Week (IPW) is an annual three-day conference organized by the Pulp and Paper Products Council (PPPC). IPW brings together the world’s leading producers of market pulp, suppliers, financial analysts, logistic companies, and their customers for a first-class informational and networking opportunity.
This year’s conference will take place at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver from June 12-14, 2022. The goal of the event is to provide knowledge, data, and in-depth analysis on the latest market developments and trends in the market pulp industry worldwide as well as to serve the market pulp industry by allowing for a multitude of business meetings and networking opportunities that would otherwise require travel to several continents.
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Respected industry leaders
IPW is well-known for bringing international presenters and key industry leaders to share their thoughts and knowledge during its two half-day sessions.
Great opportunity to network
Great opportunity to network with your peers from the pulp industry
Sunday, June 12th
Pick up your name badge at the registration desk on the rooftop.
IPW 2022 kicks off with our Opening Cocktail on the The Roof, Fairmont Hotel's spacious rooftop venue overlooking the harbour waterfront.
Join your peers and industry professionals at this can't-miss networking event. Meet with fellow IPW delegates from over 40 countries and celebrate the start of International Pulp Week.
Monday, June 13th
Industry Challenges & Opportunities
Inflation and logistical issues are central challenges facing all international businesses, no less so the pulp and paper industry. In this session, we address how the continuing pandemic, and the war in Ukraine, have brought about supply chain disruptions and levels of inflation unseen for decades. Particular emphasis will be placed on rising energy costs and subsequent increases in the cost of inputs, such as chemicals. We will also provide an outlook for logistics, for both ocean freight and ground transportation. Leading industry participants will comment on these challenges.
Much has happened in the three years since the last in-person International Pulp Week. Kevin Mason will review the industry’s performance, and set the stage for the discussion on rising input costs and supply chain disruptions.
Rising cost of oil
Over the past two years, labour shortages and supply chain disruptions have lifted input costs. Now, surging oil prices are intensifying inflationary pressures. In this session, Joaquin Kritz Lara, Numera’s Chief Economist, will discuss the impact of rising oil prices on the inflation outlook.
Networking Coffee Break
Chemicals and other input costs
Chemical costs have seriously affected pulp and paper producers as logistical challenges, labour supply issues and rising energy costs increased chemical prices. Angel Fernandez, of Chemical Market Analytics by OPIS, a Dow Jones company will provide a forward-looking view of the pulp chemicals market.
Supply Chain Crunch
Extended port dwell time, berth space logjams, lack of equipment and workers have combined for logistical chaos. More recently, lockdowns in China are once again adding to supply chain pressure. Stephen Paul of Ray-Mont will present his views on what is expected in transportation.
CNG has worked to optimize distribution logistics, moving forest products with speed and accuracy from mills to customers around the world. Warren Pullen, Co-President, Central National will share his thoughts on the industry’s supply chain challenges and CNG’s expectations for the year ahead.
Tuesday, June 14th
Market & Economic Review and Sustainability Panel
PPPC and Numera Analytics’ analysts and economists will offer a complete review of the pulp and overall fibre market. They will also provide detailed presentations of graphic paper, tissue, and boxboard end-use markets. Numera Analytics’ Chief Economist, Joaquin Kritz Lara, will deliver his view on the global macroeconomic outlook and place the sectoral analysis in this broader context. Rounding off the session is a panel discussion, led by Francois Dufresne of the Forest Stewardship Council, which will address the latest sustainability issues, including perspectives from both suppliers and end-users.
Advancing Sustainability - Moderator
The ESG Imperative for the Global Pulp Industry
Advancing ESG performance is essential for forest companies to earn their social licence to operate. Bill Adams will explain how ESG performance delivers competitive advantage and how the forest sector can play a critical role in providing society with nature-based and low carbon solutions.
Moderated panel discussion
Networking Coffee Break
Geopolitical and stagflation risks
What do geopolitical risks and rising commodity prices mean for the global economy? How will Beijing’s ‘Zero-COVID’ policy affect global growth? Numera’s Chief Economist, Joaquin Kritz Lara, will discuss global growth, the inflation outlook, and how central banks in both developed and emerging economies are responding to stagflation risks.
The PPPC is a proud supporter of the Forest Legacy Foundation. Since its creation in 2005 the Foundation has raised over $1.5M for Raise-a-Reader, Breakfast Club of Canada, Mission to Seafarers and the BC Children’s Hospital. To learn more about this Canadian charity and becoming a sponsor, please visit www.forestlegacyfoundation.org
This year’s event, for sponsors and their invited guests, will be a cocktail held at the Terminal City Club in Vancouver (837 W Hastings) on Wednesday June 15th from 4:30 – 7PM.