RISI Expert speaking on “Global Overview of Demand for Wood Pulp and Trends in Chinese Pulp Production”
conference organizers are pleased to announce that Rod Young, Chief
Economic Advisor for RISI, will be a featured speaker in Santiago. Mr.
Young is a co-founder and former CEO of RISI, which has become the
leading information provider for the global forest products industry.
Since stepping down as RISI's CEO he has remained an active contributor
to RISI’s forecasts and was named Chairman in 2007. With more than 30
years experience analyzing the pulp and paper industry, Mr. Young is
internationally recognized as an expert on this sector.
of Arauco’s Pulp Division to speak on “South American Pulp Production:
Impact on Global Markets and Impact on Domestic Fiber Demand”
far the biggest expansion in global hardwood pulp capacity in the
industry’s history is currently taking place in Latin America.
Availability of high quality, low-cost market pulp will of course impact
the international woodchip markets, but demand for wood fiber within
Latin America will also have more direct impacts on the availability of
pulpwood for woodchip exporters. Arauco’s new joint venture pulp mill
(with Stora Enso) is starting up in 2014 in Uruguay, and the company is
developing another large pulp project in Chile. The conference
organizers are delighted that Franco Bozzalla, Senior Vice-President of
Woodpulp at Celulosa Arauco y Constitucion SA, has agreed to speak at
the conference. Arauco is the world’s largest owner of plantation
forests and one of the largest producers of market pulp. Following the
conference, delegates participating on the field trip will have a chance
to visit Arauco’s industrial complex at Nueva Aldea, which includes a
pulp mill, sawmill, plywood mill, and log merchandizing line. As head of
Arauco’s dynamic pulp division, Mr. Bozzalla is perfectly-placed to
inform conference delegates on this important topic.