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Pre-Event Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018

17:00 to 19:00

Registration Open

17:00 to 19:00

Cocktail Reception

Day 1 Program Thursday, Dec 6, 2018

08:00 to 09:00

Registration Open

09:00 to 09:05

Opening Remarks

Levi LI

Managing Director
RISI China
09:15 to 09:55

Packaging Paper and Paperboard in China: Current Status and Future Outlook

The production and consumption of packaging paper and paperboard in China reached 68.4 and 69.1 mmt respectively in 2017. Both sale volumes and values are reached historical highs. In 2018, new policies on solid waste importation, the trade war with USA and the ever high, stable commercial pulp price ,changes in domestic supply and consumption for packaging paper and board, will bring huge impact on the paper industry in the near future. 2018 is most likely to be a turning point in paper board production.How to deal with the difficulties of upgraded demanding market and tighter fiber supply? This is a key question for all involved in the industry.

CAO Zhenlei

Vice President of Sinolight Corporation, Acting President of China Technical Association for Paper Industry
Director of China Household Paper Industry Association
09:55 to 10:35

Keynote Speech: Adapting and Thriving Following the Change in Imported Recovered Paper Policy

  • Adjusting company strategy to meet the new business environment
  • Solving the raw material supply issue

HUANG Zhengkan

Chief Strategy Officer
10:35 to 11:05

Tea & Coffee Break

11:05 to 11:45

The Development Trend of China Recovered Paper Industry Under the New Policy

TANG Yanju

Deputy Secretary General of China Resource Recycling Association, Secretary General of Waste Paper Branch, Secretary General
China Resource Recycling Association
11:40 to 12:25

Trends in North American and Europe Paper Recycling: The Implications of the New China RCP Import Policy

Restrictions on China’s importation of recovered paper (RCP) have altered the dynamics of the global paper recycling flows and business. Mr. Moore’s presentation will cover the following items related to this subject:

  • How have export flows of RCP been altered as a result of China’s policy change
  • How has Europe’s markets been different from North America

William P. Moore

Moore & Associates
12:25 to 14:00

Buffet Lunch

14:00 to 14:30

Global Recovered Paper Market Outlook: Global Recovered Paper Trading Flow Analysis

The world market for Recovered Fibers was thrown into turmoil last year when China Government banned the import of all mixed residential papers, and set the acceptable standard for prohibitives at 0.5% for all other grades of Recovered Paper that they would allow to continue to be imported. These two changes in China’s import policy suddenly and completely changed the worldwide export markets.  Other countries throughout Asia were flooded with Recovered Paper that had been shipped to China and pricing for Recovered Paper commodities, especially mixed residential papers, plummeted.  Almost one year later worldwide markets have begun to stabilize as RP that had gone to China found new homes, or was removed from the market.  Recently however, other countries have set their own import restriction and quality standards that have added new chaos to the RP markets.

Dan Cotter

Vice President
14:30 to 15:00

China Domestic Recovered Paper Market Outlook

China restricted imports of recovered paper in both quality and quantity in 2018. In the first three quarters, China RCP import volume dropped 47%. Meanwhile some restrictions were imposed on US RCP from May, causing a boom in Chinese paper mills’ demand for domestic and other overseas RCP grades with fiber costs increasing significantly. As the RCP import ban might be in full effect by 2020, Chinese papermaking enterprises are seeking to develop overseas projects especially in recycled pulp area to solve the raw material supply issue.

Echo Xu

Echo XU

RISI (UMPaper)
15:00 to 15:30

The Global Impact of China's Waste Paper Intake Policy, with Special Reference to India

Inder Aurora

Founder & Managing Director
Tradecom International Pvt. Ltd.
15:30 to 16:00

Tea & Coffee Break

16:00 to 16:30

Rebalancing China Paper Fibers market – a perspective from commodity trader

WENG Haidong

Head of Corporate Development
Xiamen C&D Paper& Pulp
16:30 to 17:30

Panel Discussion - Exploring Import and Export Demand Across Asia

Panel Chair:Shawn WANG, Associate News Editor, PPI Asia, RISI


Dan Cotter, Vice President, CellMark
Rahul Kejriwal, Director, Go Green
HUANG Zhengkan, Chief Strategy Officer, SHANYING INTL
Inder Aurora, Managing Director, Tradecom International
TANG Yanju, Deputy Secretary General, China Resource Recycling Association


End of the day

17:30 to 18:30

Cocktail Reception

Day 2 Program Friday, Dec 7, 2018

08:00 to 09:00

Registration Open

09:00 to 09:40

China Containerboard Market​ in Structural Transition​

China’s containerboard market has shifted into low gear after a robust performance in 2016 and 2017. This presentation will explore the impact of new recovered paper policies, the evolving demand for containerboard, the growth prospects for containerboard imports to China and many more in the new market dynamics in 2018 and the near future.

Melissa CHEN

Senior Packaging Paper Analyst
RISI (UMPaper)
09:40 to 10:10

Novel Corrugate In Machine Direction By Novel Paper Technology

The base technology PAPERMORPHOSIS™  was originally created for imparting tailor-made stretch both in machine direction as in cross direction to fibrous webs. By changing 1 parameter of a unit, a novel corrugate in machine direction was generated out of standard papers without the need of stretch in such base papers. The ingoing web width of the novel longitudinal corrugate is not shrinking by the treatment. The waves are stable, the resulting corrugate can be rolled up or can be directly combined to liners or traditional corrugate. The process can be carried out either in-line at the paper producer or off-line at the converter.

Marion Sterner

Marion Sterner

Gruppo X di X Gruppo srl
10:10 to 10:40

Asset Quality and Cost Competitiveness of Chinese Containerboard Mills

  • Understanding the global containerboard market from a mill intelligence perspective
  • Exploring regional product characteristics
  • Assessing current fiber and energy mix
  • Gauging cost driver trends and overall cost competitiveness
  • Comparing containerboard machines operating in Asia on size and technical capability
  • The effects the tightening fiber supply has had on Chinese producers
Sampsa Veijalainen

Sampsa Veijalainen

Senior Product Manager,Mill Intelligence
10:40 to 11:10

Tea & Coffee Break

11:10 to 12:10

Panel Discussion - Assessing future production levels and innovations

Panel Chair: Nick CHANG, Editor, PPI Asia, RISI


Sampsa Veijalainen, Senior Product Manager, Mill Intelligence, RISI
Marion Sterner, Shareholder, Gruppo X di X Gruppo
Sunil Sood, Senior Advisor, APP
Ro Hen-Loung, Senior Consultant to Lee & Man Group, Fujian Light Industry Machinery & Equipment


12:10 to 12:15

Closing Speech

12:15 to 12:30

Buffet Lunch