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This Wood Chip Focus Day will allow you to explore in detail the changing dynamics of the industry, including: new areas of consumption, the impact on the pulp and paper industry, how to improve the supply chain and technical advancements with a focused group of experts who are doing business in the wood chip market. Access to the Breakfast Briefing is included in your Wood Chip Focus Day pass.

WOOD CHIP FOCUS DAY: TUESDAY 17 APRIL 2018

07.30 Morning registration and coffee
08.00 Wood Chip Breakfast Briefing

Attend this breakfast briefing to understand the main dynamics in the global wood chip market.

09.00 Morning coffee and networking
09.30 Chairman’s opening remarks
 

UNDERSTANDING THE CURRENT MARKET STRUCTURE OF WOOD CHIPS

09.40


Keynote speech: Understanding the current market drivers and demand dynamics in the European wood chip market

  • Exploring the current demand drivers in the wood chip industry
  • Where do we see new consumption of wood chips in Europe?
  • Understanding the key challenges facing wood chip consumers
  • Assessing various wood chip specifications and variations
  • Where do we see new shipping routes emerging and what are the key logistical challenges?

10.10


Reviewing the changing landscape of competitive energy: The shift from pulp and paper

  • What are the current dynamics and shifts from pulp and paper?
  • Understanding the new market for timber
  • How is the decrease of pulp and paper impacting pellet production?
  • How will timber companies fit in the biomass and energy landscape?
  • Increasing the need of transparency in the market 
Seth Walker, Senior Economist, Director of Business Development, FutureMetrics

10.30


Keynote panel discussion: Exploring the trading landscape of buyers and sellers

  • Understanding the main challenges from a buyer’s and seller’s perspective 
  • What does the current European wood chip trading landscape look like?
  • What are the new emerging export markets?
  • Market liquidity: What are the main challenges and how can these be overcome?
  • Is wood chip trading done bilaterally or through an exchange?
  • Understanding the position of milling plants for the wood chip market
Moderator:
Laura Tovey-Fall, Editor, Biomass, Argus

Panellists:
Juan Prados Edwards, Managing Director, Generandi
Søren Sripathy,
Senior Biomass Originator, Power Fuel Purchase, Ørsted

11.10 Morning coffee and networking
11.40

A utilities perspective: Exploring the wood chip market, demand and pricing drivers

  • Assessing the current demand for wood chips
  • Procurement decisions to source wood chips from Europe and globally
  • What are the main drivers for pricing in the future?
  • Looking at the supply chain and improving efficiencies

Søren Sripathy, Senior Biomass Originator, Power Fuel Purchase, Ørsted

 

THE PRICING OUTLOOK

12.10
How new consumption can affect pricing and safeguarding against price volatility

  • Exploring the current feedstock price and where wood chips are being sourced
  • Assessing new consumption coming on stream due to more players in the market
  • Looking at current pricing and the longevity of the price level
  • Are the mid-scale domestic markets influencing prices?

12.40 Networking lunch
 

ENSURING AND SMOOTH AND RELIABLE SUPPLY CHAIN

14.00


The Baltics market: New supply, export opportunities and overcoming logistical challenges

  • Exploring new supply from the Baltics and opportunities to export markets
  • Addressing logistical concerns
  • Pricing benefits of exporting from the Baltics
  • How Baltic companies will find a balance with industrial and residential markets

14.30 Afternoon coffee and networking
15.30


Focused roundtable discussions

Join a table of 10-15 attendees and explore solutions to your number one challenge. Each roundtable is led by an industry thought-leader.

Roundtable 1: Exploring wood chip technologies for co-generation:
Generating electricity, whilst producing heat for pellet production and other loads
Led by: Enrico Meneghetti, Chief Executive Officer, Espe

Roundtable 2: How to deal with project financing: Complying and meeting bank demands
Led by: Laura Tovey-Fall, Editor, Biomass, Argus

Roundtable 3: Wood chip quality in the Baltics: Exploring competition for certain quality of wood chips
Led by: Didzis Palejs, President, AEBIOM; President, LATbio


16.30

Roundtable leader's conclusions

16.40 Chairperson's closing remarks
16.50 Close of Wood Chip Focus Day
17.00 Ice-breaker drinks reception: shared with attendees of the Premium Pellets, Baltics Focus Days and Introductory Workshop

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If you would like to be considered as speaker or have a question about the agenda, please contact Bryony Senczyszyn:

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email icon  bryony.senczyszyn@argusmedia.com

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