BOSTON, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, has announced the 19th Annual European Conference will highlight the Brexit Effect and what lies ahead for the European pulp and paper industry as well as feature a key packaging seminar. Registration opened October 31st. The conference will take place from March 6-8, 2017 at the Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Industry concerns surround the potential for new duties and affected trade flows between Britain and the rest of Europe. Leaders will share their economic outlook on the region and the potential global trade effects resulting from the European Union's recent transformation. Delegates will learn about the protective stance some companies are taking and their efforts to prepare for potential market disruptions. Industry experts including RISI economists will discuss economic scenarios and forecasts by grade; including boxboard, containerboard, tissue, and graphic papers. A special seminar on paper packaging will be offered on March 6 prior to the main conference. During this focused discussion, participants will evaluate major trends in paper packaging. This includes current efforts to develop substitutes for plastic packaging materials through molded thermal applications. The seminar will feature discussions from various brand owners, innovators and technology suppliers. Fast food giant McDonald's will provide an end-user's perspective on its use of paper packaging and overall relationship with the industry.