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Over 700 senior forest and paper industry leaders representing 26 countries converged in Vancouver, Canada for the Global Forest and Paper Summit 2010. This three-day series of events brought together top executives from the world's leading forest and paper companies with customers, suppliers, internationally recognized thought leaders and government policy makers to discuss the key issues and challenges facing this global sector over the next decade. More than 50 CEOs representing some of the world's largest forest and paper companies were in attendance.

Vision 2015: The Global Forest & Paper Industry's Coming Decade (June 2-3)

You are invited to join us in making history: The first event of its kind, Vision 2015 will be an elite global gathering of senior representatives of the forest and paper sector's major stakeholders: producers, customers, civil society groups, policy makers and financiers. Their purpose will be to explore together the key issues, challenges and opportunities that will confront the global forest and paper industry over the coming decade. Don't miss this unique opportunity to gain the perspectives of the forest and paper sector's leading global decision-makers on the forces that will drive change and determine success in the global marketplace of tomorrow.

Conference Program Outline

Thursday June 2

8:30am
Opening Keynote
The Global Forest & Paper Industry's Coming Decade

Leading visionaries will present their views on global trends that will shape the industry world-wide over the next 10 years. 1998, aircraft, atmosphere, attention, because.

Welcoming Remarks
The Honourable John Efford
Minister of Natural Resources, Government of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada (invited)
 
Keynote Speaker
Ken Courtis
Vice-Chairman, Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C., Hong Kong (invited)

10:30am
CEO Armchair Dialogue: The Promise & Perils of the Coming Decade

This candid interaction will provide insights on the most critical emerging issues that will face the industry for the next decade from the Chief Executive level. Cause, conclusion, conservancy, contamination, domestic, dominant, emergency.

Panelists:
Jan Åström
President & CEO, Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA, Stockholm, Sweden

Carlos Aguiar
CEO, Aracruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Steven Rogel
Chairman, President & CEO, Weyerhaeuser Company, Federal Way, WA, USA

John Weaver
Chairman & CEO, Abitibi-Consolidated Inc., Montreal, QC, Canada

 
Moderator:
Avrim Lazar
President & CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), Ottawa, ON, Canada

1:30pm
The Forest & Paper Sector: Sustainability 2015

Issues of sustainability are both an asset and a challenge for the forest and paper industries. The ever-changing expectations of society, policymakers and customers shape the industry's practices, cost structure and market demand. Environmental, fighting, fires, first, forest, general, human, inflammability, manifested.

Panelists:
Leif Brodén
President and CEO, Södra group, Växjö, Sweden

David Refkin
Director of Sustainable Development, Time Inc., New York, NY, USA

 
Moderator:
Teresa Presas
Managing Director, Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI), Brussels, Belgium

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Globalization and the Future of Global Trade in Forest & Paper Products

Patterns of global trade, investment and market growth have been changing rapidly, with the emergence of strong new suppliers and rapid growth in emerging economies. How will trade patterns evolve over the next decade? How is the Russia-China market evolving and will it stay in balance? Necessary, nowadays, order, over, peculiarity, previous, processes, protective, radioactive, regional, results.

Panelists:
Ambassador Luiz Felipe Lampreia
Former Brazilian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Brazil

Lees Seymour
Managing Director, Weyerhaeuser, Nelson, New Zealand

Lyn Withey
VP Public Affairs, International Paper Co., Washington, DC, USA

 
Moderator:
W. Henson Moore
President & CEO, American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA), Washington, DC, USA

Friday June 3

7:00am
Registration Opens

8:30am - 10:30am*
The Future of Construction and Wood Products: Outlook 2015

Joint session with WPN. The market for solid wood products is changing, with new emerging markets and technologies, shifts in supply chains and consolidation of buyers in North America and Europe. How will the business models of homebuilders, retailers and buyers evolve over the next decade? What strategies can be deployed to increase demand in established markets, respond to changes in the supply chain, and tap into emerging high growth markets? Russian, situation, soil, soin, sources, space, steady, structure, surprisingly, technique, volume, water.

Panelists:
Robert Malczyk
Principal Structural Engineer, Equilibrium Consulting, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Dick Rose
Senior VP Logistics, Stock Building Supply, Raleigh, NC, USA

Lars-Göran Sandberg
Chairman & CEO, Timwood AB, Stockholm, Sweden

 
Moderator:
Ian de la Roche
President & CEO, Forintek Canada Corp., Vancouver, BC, Canada

8:30am - 10:30am*
The Future of Paper and Communication: Outlook 2015

Rapid advances in information technology, heightened customer pressure, new types of packaging, new technologies and rapidly growing consumer markets in developing economies - all are influencing the market for pulp and paper products worldwide. How will these trends play out over the next 10 years? How must the industry adjust to better serve customer needs and requirements?

Panelists:
Dan Dowis
General Manager, Newsprint & Supply, Knight Ridder, Miami, FL, USA

Pierre Gorse
Director, Carrefour, Mullheim, Baden, Germany

John T. Dixon
Americas Forest & Paper Industry Lead, IBM Business Consulting Services, Charlotte, USA

 
Moderator:
Russ Horner
President & CEO, NorskeCanada, Vancouver, BC, Canada

10:45am - 12:00pm
Growing the Market: Strategies for Increasing Consumption of Paper & Wood Products

Joint session with WPN. In virtually every major end use, forest products face competition from other materials of media. What can the global forest industry do to promote its products as the material of choice in both traditional and non-traditional end uses? What can we learn from past promotional efforts? Looking to the future, what are the key issues and challenges facing the industry in "growing the market"?

Panelists:
Bo Borgström
President, Moelven Industrier ASA, Moelv, Norway

Mark Suwyn
President, Marsuw LLC; Chairman, EBS LLC; and former Chairman & CEO, Louisiana Pacific Corporation, Nashville, USA

12:00pm - 12:15pm
Vision 2015 Conference Closing Remarks
Accelerating the Pace of Change: Strategies for Meeting the Demands of Tomorrow

12:15pm - 1:30pm
Closing Plenary Luncheon

Keynote Speaker:
Claude Martin
Director General, World Wildlife Fund International, Switzerland

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