On October 23, a round table “Prospects for the Russian pulp and paper industry development” was held as a part of the “Forest and Man” Conference.
Sergey Malkov, Member of the Board of the Association of Specialists of Pulp and Paper Industry (ASPPI), acted as a moderator of the round table discussions related to the “Russian Forestry Sector Development Strategy by 2030” adopted by the Russian government.
Work program was opened by discussion on “Development prospects for Russian exports and domestic market of pulp and paper products” held by co-moderator Igor Prutov, EY, Partner. Panelists: Ekaterina Kosova, CEO, Kama PPM, Natalya Pinyagina, Deputy CEO, Arkhangelsk PPM OJSC, Umanskaya Victoria, Deputy CEO, Sibirsky Les LLC, Polovinka Daniil, Investment Director, Far East Investment and Export Agency, Hajiyev Fazil, Director, Structural Projects, “Russian Export Center”, Sulin Andrey, EY, Partner. “Due to “Russian Forestry Sector Development Strategy by 2030” adopted by the Russian government, a number of key issues in our industry that require work in the nearest future have been identified” said Sergey Malkov. Main topics discussed by experts at the round table included global innovative products progress, barriers for the Russian pulp and paper industry development and ways to overcome them; as well as effective measures to ensure growth of the industry investment attractiveness, problems of timber industry complex development in the Russian Far East, and finally, new PPM construction: what are requirements in terms of raw materials, infrastructure and transport accessibility.
Sergey Malkov, Member of the Board of the Association of Specialists of Pulp and Paper Industry (ASPPI)