Annual Event


AIAC + BWPA Spring/Summer Event

15/16 May 2024


Looking forward welcoming you in Milan

the British & World Pulp Association


HOTEL Principe di Savoia

Piazza della Repubblica 17
20124 Milan
+39 02 62 301


15 May 18h30 - 20h00
Welcome-Happy Hour at Hotel Principe di Savoia

16 May Conference

13h15 - Seminar Registration
14h30 - Seminar begins

introduced by
BWPA & AIAC Association Presidents



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Coffee break

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17:30 Conference close

18:45 Cocktails

19:45 Dinner

2023 Speakers

Prof Andrea Boltho, Economist

Andrea Boltho was educated in Italy and at the Universities of London (LSE), Paris and Oxford.
From 1966 to 1977, he was at the OECD Department of Economics and Statistics.
From 1973 to 1974, he was Japan Foundation Fellow at the Research Institute of the Economic Planning Agency, Tokyo.
From 1977 to 2007, he was Fellow and Tutor in Economics at Magdalen College, University of Oxford and has been an Emeritus Fellow since 2008.
Other positions in his long career have included Consultant to the World Bank, the OECD and Member of the Academic Council of the IFO Institute, Munich, as well as Visiting Professor in various European universities. Has been a Member of the Board of Finmeccanica and is a Director of Oxford Economics.

Cindy Yu, Assistant Editor, The Spectator

A fluent English and Mandarin speaker, Cindy Yu was born and raised in Nanjing, China, until the age of 10. She read Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at the University of Oxford, where she also read for a Master of Science in Contemporary Chinese Studies.
Her research focused on Chinese political propaganda and modern youth opinion. She has travelled extensively within China and has also lived and worked in Hong Kong. Cindy Yu has written extensively about Chinese society and politics for the Spectator, especially covering the China coronavirus response. She is a frequent commentator on China issues for RTE, BBC World Service and World TV.

Gabriel Fernandez Azzato, International Business Director TTOBMA

Gabriel joined as TTOBMA International Business Director in April 2021, leading its commercial processes and subscriber engagement.
He is based in Montevideo, Uruguay. With over 10 years of international experience in the pulp business, mainly in sales and commercial areas, Gabriel has experience securing sales in Latin America and Africa, Middle East, as part of multinational companies (Tetra Pak and GP Cellulose).
He has a Business Administration degree from UCEMA and an Executive MBA from IAE Business School.

Tom Wright, Managing Director, Hawkins Wright

After training as an accountant, Tom joined Hawkins Wright in 1998.
He undertakes most of the private client consultancy assignments on a wide range of topics related to the pulp and paper sector.
He is the co-author of the Outlook for Market Pulp and makes regular contributions to Pulpwatch. He is the principal author of the Asian multi-client studies.
Defining the China Market for Pulp Paper, Board enjoys industry-wide recognition and is now in its eighth year of publication.
Tom travels widely, both in the course of market research and also as a frequent speaker to private meetings and industry conferences.

An Antitrust lawyer will present during the event

for BWPA Amanda Marcus

for AIAC Jean Buffin


Participants are responsible for their own booking.

We have arranged a limited number of bedrooms at the
HOTEL Principe di Savoia Milano

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