Speakers

We are still looking to add the best minds in the industry to the upcoming conference, so contact us if you are interested in presenting.

 

Echo Xu

Echo Xu

Fastmarkets RISI, Analyst

Echo Xu is responsible for covering China’s recovered paper market. Since joining the UMPaper Shanghai office in 2014, she has earned a great reputation for her coverage of the turmoil in the recovered paper sector, and is now a regular speaker at industry events. Echo holds a master degree in pulp and paper engineering from Dalian Polytechnic University.

Echo Xu is responsible for covering China’s recovered paper market. Since joining the UMPaper Shanghai office in 2014, she has earned a great reputation for her coverage of the turmoil in the recovered paper sector, and is now a regular speaker at industry events. Echo holds a master degree in pulp and paper engineering from Dalian Polytechnic University.

Jim Austin

Senior Associate
Moore & Associates

Ken Huang

Strategy General Manager
Shangying International
Melissa Chen

Melissa Chen

Fastmarkets RISI, Senior Packaging Paper Analyst

Melissa Chen joined UMPaper at RISI Beijing Office as senior packaging paper analyst in 2011. She covers pricing and end-uses for packaging paper and board in China, with a focus on containerboard and cartonboard grades.  

Prior to UMPaper, Melissa worked for Guangdong Lee & Man Paper and Dongguan Jintian Paper. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Pulp and Paper from Shaanxi University of Science and Technology in China. 

Melissa Chen joined UMPaper at RISI Beijing Office as senior packaging paper analyst in 2011. She covers pricing and end-uses for packaging paper and board in China, with a focus on containerboard and cartonboard grades.  

Prior to UMPaper, Melissa worked for Guangdong Lee & Man Paper and Dongguan Jintian Paper. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Pulp and Paper from Shaanxi University of Science and Technology in China. 

Sampsa Veiljalanien

Sampsa Veiljalainen

Fastmarkets RISI, Senior Product Manager, Mill Intelligence

Sampsa carries out cost competitiveness analysis of pulp, paper and packaging mills as part of Fastmarkets RISI’s Mill Intelligence team. In addition to cash manufacturing costs, he also specializes in investment and capital cost estimates and has contributed to various studies on graphic paper machine conversions, risk of closure, and specialty papers. Prior to joining Fastmarkets RISI, he worked in various manufacturing and R&D positions at pulp and paper mills in both Latin America and Europe. He holds a Master’s Degree in Pulp and Paper Technology from Finland. 

Sampsa carries out cost competitiveness analysis of pulp, paper and packaging mills as part of Fastmarkets RISI’s Mill Intelligence team. In addition to cash manufacturing costs, he also specializes in investment and capital cost estimates and has contributed to various studies on graphic paper machine conversions, risk of closure, and specialty papers. Prior to joining Fastmarkets RISI, he worked in various manufacturing and R&D positions at pulp and paper mills in both Latin America and Europe. He holds a Master’s Degree in Pulp and Paper Technology from Finland. 

Tang, Yanju

Tang, Yanju

General secretary
CRRA

Zhong, Wenguo

Chairman
Shanghai Hehe Paper