Conference 2018



The event was held by the Union of Timber Manufacturers and Exporters of Russia, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia and the Сonference operator - the Association of Specialists of Pulp and Paper Industry (ASPPI).

The Conference in Vienna has become an effective platform for communication between heads of state authorities, business structures, timber and pulp and paper industries, equipment manufacturers and customers of pulp and paper products.

The President of the Union of Timber Manufacturers and Exporters of Russia Miron Tatsyun greeted participants of the Conference, following the results of the previous Conference a number of expert proposals concerning development of pulp and paper industry were formulated and sent to relevant government bodies, meetings were held with representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Environment and other interested departments.

The Conference included five panel discussions in the following areas:

  •        “Development Strategy of the Russian Forestry Complex - results of its elaboration. Discussion of the action plan for its implementation”;
  •       “Prospects for global and domestic markets of the pulp and paper industry”;
  •       “Round table with CEOs”;
  •        “Investment climate and attractiveness of the Russian pulp and paper industry”;
  •        “A look at the future of pulp and paper industry - new types of products, new solutions, new business models”

The Conference was attended by about 200 people, production companies, scientific institutions and organizations, industry media, foreign guests, more than 40 speakers leading in the pulp and paper industry, representatives of the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and a number of governors.

At the forum, representatives of business, timber industry and authorities discussed the current state and development trends of Russian and global pulp and paper industries, investments, and interaction between Russian and foreign companies.

It was attended by the leaders of such major enterprises with foreign participation, such as Mondi Syktyvkar Timber Industry Complex, Arkhangelsk PPM, Segezha Group, Sveza-Les, Siberwood, Sberbank, Karelia Pulp, Andritz, Ekman and others.

During the two-day work, the Conference participants discussed interim results of 2018 and long term prospects for the development of timber industry complex.

All reports of the Conference were met with great interest and were subject to lively discussion, speakers answered all the questions asked.

We remind you that it is necessary to plan and register for participation in the Conference in advance, to receive preferential conditions.

In case of registering until February 2019, there is an additional discount for participants.

Preliminary dates for the V International Conference: December 4 - 5, 2019

 Deadline for early registration is September 1st, 2019


Вена - АВСТРИЯ, 4.12-5.12.2018

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Вена - АВСТРИЯ, 4.12-5.12.2018

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DAY 1 (12/04/2018)

09.30 - 11.30 PANEL DISCUSSION №1

"Russian Forest Complex evolution strategy – development results. Action plan Discussion"

Key issues:

  • Development prospects of Russian pulp and paper industry;
  • Main directions and priorities of the Strategy;
  • Role of business and government in the Strategy implementation;
  • Risks in Strategy implementation.

12.00 - 13.30 PANEL DISCUSSION №2

"Prospects for global and domestic pulp and paper markets"

Key issues:

  • Development trend of global pulp and paper markets;
  • Domestic market of pulp and paper industry - development prospects;
  • Trends in the development of domestic market: cardboard, paper, tissue, paper products;
  • New segments of pulp and paper industry products.

15.00 - 16.30 PANEL DISCUSSION №3

"Round table with general directors”

Key issues:

  • Prospects of enterprise development;
  • Limitations and threats to business;
  • Role of public organizations and the state in pulp and paper industry development;
  • Science, education.

DAY 2 (12/05/2018)

10.00 - 12.15 PANEL DISCUSSION №4

"Investment climate and attractiveness of the Russian pulp and paper industry"

Key issues:

  • Investments in Russian timber industry complex, their share in the pulp and paper industry;
  • Key factors of the investment attractiveness of Russian pulp and paper industry (forestry, energy, water resources, ecology, science, personnel - economics;
  • State-private partnership in pulp and paper industry development (measures of state support for pulp-and-paper investments, export support, timber clusters);
  • Availability of investment resources;
  • Project finance.

14.15 - 16.00 PANEL DISCUSSION №5

"Looking to the future of PPI - new products, new solutions in the pulp and paper industry, new business models"

Key issues:

  • Starting new capacities: reconstruction or new construction?;
  • New technologies, new products - the way to bio refining platform;
  • Modern equipment, "volume saving";
  • New business models;



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Highlights of the Action Plan of the Russian Federation Forestry Development Strategy in the Republic of Komi till 2030

Sergey Gaplikov / Head of the Republic of Komi


Investment Projects in the Russian Pulp & Paper Industry

Artem Kirillov / Head of Distressed Assets Division, Otkritie Bank Deputy President-Chairman of the Management Board, TRUST Bank


Prospects for global and domestic markets for the Pulp and Paper Industry

Nicholas Oksanen / EVP, Industry Business Group, Pöyry Plc


Trends of Russian cardboard market

Kondratiev Denis / Member of the Supervisory Board, Paper Recyclers League


Prospects for dissolving pulp demand. The balance of supply and demand in the medium term

Michael Laberdge / Vice President Pulp sales, Ekman


Current issues of forest industry projects financing

Boris Medovoy / Senior Banker, Alfa-Bank


The Sverdlovsk Region Key Aspects of the Region

Sergey Perestoronin / Minister of Industry and Science of the Sverdlovsk Region


Measures of State Support (Tax- and Non-Tax-Related) for Investment Activity in the Pulp & Paper Indust

Andrei Sulin / EY Partner, CIS Tax Market Segment Leader for Industrial Products, incl. Pulp & Paper Indust


Trends and Challenges in Global Pulp & Paper Industry and in Russia

Markku Tynkkynen / Partner&Coowner of Vision Hunters Oy Ltd


Segezha Pulp&Paper Mill first stage results of modernization Segezha Group’s future plans

Mikhail Mileshin / Vice president of marketing, Segezha Group


Outlook of Forest Processing Industries of Russia

Igor Prutov / EY Partner


Russian Timber Industry Development Strategy – results and plan of actions for implementation

Viktor Evtukhov / State Secretary – Deputy Minister