Conference 2017

III International Conference

29th - 30th November 2017, Vienna, AUSTRIA



The Union of Timber Manufacturers and Exporters of Russia
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
The Association of Specialists of the Pulp and Paper Industry (ASPPI)



In the end of November 2017 the 3nd Annual International Conference "Russian PPI - New Realities, New Opportunities" has taken place in Vienna, Austria.

Vienna - AUSTRIA, 29.11-30.11.2017


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DAY 1 (11/29/2017)

09.30 - 11.30 PANEL DISCUSSION №1

"Current state and development trends of the Russian and global pulp and paper industry"

Key issues:

  • Development trends in global pulp and paper industry; pulp and paper markets; prospects of changing product niches and products market segments;
  • Status of Russian pulp and paper industry; prospects of export and import, place and role of Russian pulp and paper in the development of global pulp and paper industry;
  • Factors affecting new capacities deployment and prospects for domestic pulp and paper industry.

12.00 - 13.30 PANEL DISCUSSION №2

"Investment opportunities and prospects. Financing of enterprises and industry investments"

Key issues:

  • Current status of investments in Russian pulp and paper industry;
  • Investment attractiveness of Russian pulp and paper industry, strengths, opportunities and threats, key investment issues;
  • How do financial organizations see Russian pulp and paper industry, state support to investment project / initiatives;
  • Project financing in Pulp and paper industry;
  • What is more attractive: "greenfield" or “brownfield” construction?

15.00 - 16.45 PANEL DISCUSSION №3

"New technologies & new opportunities. Interaction between Russian and foreign companies”

Key issues:

  • Trends in pulp and paper industry development, new types of products;
  • Issues of personnel and science;
  • Modernization of mills;
  • Modern approach to operation, maintenance.

DAY 2 (11/30/2017)

09.30 - 11.00 PANEL DISCUSSION №4

"Ecological and energy issues in the pulp and paper industry"

Key issues:

  • Possibilities and threats of BAT, problems of BAT implementation;
  • Environmental issues of pulp and paper industry, emission and discharge norms;
  • Recycled fiber utilization;
  • Green energy potential role in the Russian fuel and energy complex development strategy;
  • Rules of the Wholesale Electric Power Market and existing restrictions for pulp and paper mills;
  • Problems and prospects of development of own power generation in pulp and paper industry enterprises;
  • Network connection and regulatory framework for energy sector;
  • Energy consumption in the pulp and paper industry and its effect on economy; energy tariffs.

11.30 - 13.00 PANEL DISCUSSION №5

"Supply of resources to pulp and paper industry enterprises"

Key issues:

  • Russian forest resources: their economical and administrative accessibility for enterprises and projects;
  • Changes in legislation, wood supply to pulp and paper industry enterprises and priority investment projects;
  • Strategy for intensive forest management and forest regeneration;
  • Problems of actual forest data (forest management planning) and cadastral registration;
  • Recycled fiber market: availability and state regulation.

14.15 - 16.00 PANEL DISCUSSION №6

"Strategy development of Russian Forest Complex – Summary of elaboration work. Development strategies of industrial players."

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Russian forest-based Complex: pulp and paper industry

Vladimir Potapkin / Chemical-technological and Forestry Complex Department


Arkhangelsk Region Pulp and Paper Industry Complex: Current State and Perspectives

Igor Orlov / Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region


The Role of Governmental Support of Priority Investment Projects in Improvement of Their Wood Supply

Krupchak Vladimir / Investment Policy Adviserfor Pulp Mill Holding


Ekman Presentation

Michael Flynn / Executive Vice-President, Ekman


Global fibre markets

Pierre Bach / Hawkins Wright


Finance not deny!

Boris Medovoy / Senior Banker, Alfa-Bank


Limited recourse or non-recourse project financing, what is needed in today’s financial environment?

Björn Olausson / President, Elof Hansson International


An outlook on the modernization of pulp and paper mills - Arkhangelsk PPM case study

Dr. Heinz Zinner / Chairman of the board of Directors, Arkhangelsk PPM


Implementation of Segezha PPM modernization program

Sergey Pondar / Vice-President, Head of Division “Paper and Packaging”, Segezha Group


Technologies and International Co-operations

Jan Kabus / Vice President for Fiber Industry, Siemens


Christof Industries

Franz Jesche / Director Corporate Sales, Christof Industries


Ecological Issues in the Pulp & Paper Industry

Rainer Häggblom / Partner, Chairman, Vision Hunters


Mondi Syktyvkar – from good to great

Klaus Peller / CEO Mondi Syktyvkar


Pulp mills as a source of renewable energy

Vladimir Hrncir / Commercial Director, IPIDC


Strategy of the Forest Complex of the Russian Federation (draft)

Andrey Zauter / Director, Strategy Partners Group


Current Market Trends. ANDRITZ’s Value-added Solutions

Bjørn Hansen / VP Sales, ANDRITZ


On trends of Vologda region forest cluster development

Vologda Region Government


SVEZA is the Leading Company in Plywood Industry in the World

Anatoly Frishman / CEO Sveza


Implementation of large-scale pulp mill greenfield projects - territorial issues and solutions