Wichan Jitpukdee
President
TPPIA, Thailand


Mr. Wichan Jitpukdee was appointed as the President of Thai Pulp and Paper Industries Association (TPPIA) in 2017. With more than 30 years’ of experiences in both Pulp and Paper Business and Corrugated Business, he can potentially support the members of TPPIA and also other networking associations for the development of paper and packaging industries. In educational aspect, Mr. Wichan Jitpukdee holds a Diploma in Pulp & Paper Technology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School, USA.
Opening Address
Growth and Innovation: The Pattern for Thailand's Future


Pulp and Paper is one of Thailand’s major industries. The country is a major exporter of both paper and woodfiber: Thailand produces some 5 million tons of paper annually and around 1.5 million tons of pulp. The growth of the paper industry has tended to mirror that of the country’s economy, and with this in mind we expect that Thailand’s paper demand will continue to increase by around 3% per annum in the near term. The country requires almost 4 million tons per year of recovered paper. However, since the domestic recovered paper collection is less than 3 million tons per year, the country needs to import more than 1 million tons per year.

When considering the future of the paper industry, we see rapid changes in ways we could never have imagined. According to PwC, the megatrends that will impact the industry are shifts in global economic power, demographic changes, accelerating urbanization, climate change and resource scarcity, and technological progress. To sustain the industry, we need to keep up with technology and innovate throughout the value chain.
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