Key Issues Facing the Global Pulp and Paper Industry Discussed at PaperCon
The paper industry has entered into a new era of business evolution as it adjusts to outside drivers such as increasing environmental concerns, global economics, skilled labor shortages and digitalization. In order to remain competitive in this ever-changing world, the industry must constantly review its strategic and operational practices. Mills must re-assess their competitive position and productivity. Do they have the right product mix? Where can they increase efficiencies and reduce costs?
On May 5-8, 2019, paper and packaging professionals from around the world will gather in Indianapolis, IN for PaperCon 2019 to learn new strategies, technologies and processes that will help them stay competitive in the future. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear Clay Enos from Fisher present “Key Issues Facing the Global Pulp and Paper Industry” during the State of the Industry session in the PIMA Management track. Ken Waghorne from Fastmarkets RISI will also give a “Paper Packaging Outlook,” and Brian Maquire from Goldman Sachs will share his insights on “How Wall Street Views the Paper Industry.”
Developed by TAPPI's PIMA Management Division, the PIMA Management track includes content for executives looking for input on how to better run their organization, as well as Young Professionals and Women in Industry looking for supplementary professional guidance. In addition to the State of the Industry session, the track includes two roundtables – one for mill managers and one for superintendents.
Attendees also have the unique opportunity to attend three panel presentations. The Executive panel features Andreas Tuerk from Solenis and John Williams from Domtar as panelists. The Young Professionals panel will focus on “Setting the Pace for a Sustainable Future” and the Women in Industry panel will discuss “The Heart and Soul of Excellent Communication” featuring panelists from Pulmac, PMP, Georgia-Pacific and Domtar. Attendees can also attend informative technical presentations during the “Improving Performance through Data Analytics” session and the “Pulp and Paper Safety Journey as Seen Through the Eyes of the Worker, Contractor, and Company” session.
PaperCon is known as the world’s largest technical conference for the paper and packaging industry. Its comprehensive technical program is developed by industry experts and business leaders and includes topic-specific tracks on Papermaking Conversions, Papermaking Additives, Process Control, Papermaking Fundamentals, Coating & Graphic Arts, and PIMA Management. It is also co-located with four high-powered events: International Paper Physics Conference (IPPC), NET’s Innovative Nonwovens Conference (NETInc), Recycled Paperboard Technical Association’s (RPTA) Production-Technical Seminar, and Reliability & Maintenance (TAPPI/IDCON). Attendees can attend all five technical programs for only one registration fee.