Conference Agenda

Day 1 - Monday, 10 April 2017

MORNING SESSIONS: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
SENIOR MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM
Chairman: Hugh O'Brian,  The Tissue Story, Sweden
Economic outlook: The good, the bad and the ugly
Andrea Boltho, Emeritus Fellow,  Magdalen College,  University of Oxford, UK

The circular economy and hygiene products: How it's all connected
Kersti Strandqvist,  Senior VP Sustainability,  SCA, Sweden

Managing for sustainable growth: As a company, and as an industry
Luigi Lazzareschi, CEO,  Sofidel Group, Italy 

Accelerating globalization in the tissue business via new players and growing intercontinental trade flows
Esko Uutela,  Principal-Tissue,  RISI, Germany


Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
After Lunch Coffee: 1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.


AFTERNOON SESSIONS: 1:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
SENIOR MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM
Chairman: Hugh O'Brian,  Director,  The Tissue Story, Sweden
Global Tissue Markets in 2017 and beyond: Realities, challenges and opportunities in the increasingly-complex demand side of the marketplace
Svetlana Uduslivaia, Head of Industry Research,  Euromonitor International, USA

The Retailer’s Power: A major buyer’s view on market developments
Patrick Boateng,  Senior Buyer for Tissue Paper Products,  Major Supermarket, USA

Finished Product Trends: Multi-solutions for multi-shoppers
Fernanda Accorsi,  Trade Marketing & Retail Expert,  FA RETAIL - Content & Solution, Spain 
Coffee Break: 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

SENIOR MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM
Chairman: Hugh O'Brian,  Director,  The Tissue Story, Sweden
User preference and scientific studies converge: Paper towels are a much better choice than air dryers
Roberto Berardi
,  Chairman,  EUROPEAN TISSUE SYMPOSIUM, Belgium


Softness: The holy grail of tissue products and why it can help you
Wes McConnell,  Ph.D., CEO,  Frameworxs Analytics, USA

Parent Roll Traders: Creating value in the tissue supply chain
Scott Griffin,  Director Tissue Sales,  Central National Gottesman, USA

Pulp: 70% of your tissue costs, but what's happening in the pulp market?
Pierre Bach, Research Manager, Hawkins Wright, UK



LUNCH: 11.30 A.M. - 13.00 P.M.