International Containerboard and Corrugated Meeting to Explore Fast-Emerging Markets

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM—The 10th International Containterboard/Corrugated Conference is slated for October 17–18, 2002, in Chicago, IL. To be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, the conference reportedly will bring together all industry segments and will provide a platform for ideas and insights from experts and leaders in the world containerboard/corrugated industry.

"Focusing on Efficiency, Value, and Returns" is the 2002 conference theme, says event organizer, Paperloop. "With markets becoming increasingly global, both on the producer and consumer sides, new and emerging players will become a bigger factor in the future," says the event sponsor. "The session, 'Where Are the Export Markets Heading?' will offer new insights into the development shaping the markets in China/Asia, Europe, South/Central America, Mexico, and Canada."

The conference preliminary program follows:

  • Session I: Market Dynamics, Performance and the Future
    Peformance Improving and Consolidation Continues
    Managing Supply Demand
    The Economy and Corrugated in 2003
    The Changing Supply/Demand Dynamics in US Containerboard/Corrugated Business
    The Future for Recycled vs. Kraft Linerboard
  • Session: II Driving Efficiencies into a Changing Marketplace
    Growing US Sheet Feeders and How They Impact the Containerboard/Corrugated Business
    Faster, Wider, Quicker Corrugators on the Horizon?
    Serving Box Buyers on a Global Basis
    Driving Down Operating Costs
    The OCC Fiber Crunch in the US and China
    International Containerboard Capacity Report: High Growths in China
  • Session III: Where Are the Export Markets Heading?
    China/Asia , Europe, South/Central America, Mexico, Canada or Russia
  • Session IV: The Future of Corrugated from an End-User's Viewpoint
    Panel discussion with three representatives from companies buying corrugated
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