PaperWeek Canada, the annual conference of the Canadians pulp and paper industry, will take place from January 31 to February 2 at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth hotel in Montreal.
Touted as a “unique approach of combining business, technical and networking tools that will address issues and questions relative to today’s industry” by Greg M. Hay, the Executive Director of Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada (PAPTAC), the conference offers many events designed to provide key solutions for papermakers in the country.
Several of these events include:
- A special symposium on the forest as a source of renewable chemical products to discuss an industrial research cluster that seeks to stimulate and finance the development of effective innovative bioprocesses.
- The official launching and inaugural meeting of the Canadian Mill Managers Community.
- A special session on value chain optimization presented by the NSREC Strategic Research Network, a group that supports multidisciplinary and collaborative research for increased competitiveness of the Canadian forest products industry.
- A full business track that will address management, economic and industry transformation issues and provide an outlook on the most current industry trends.
- Technical sessions from industry experts featuring innovation and advancements in process control, environment, mechanical pulping, paper machine technology, etc.
- The second International Forest Biorefinery Symposium that will offer professionals and scientists working in the field of biorefinery a platform for the presentation of recent advancements and technological breakthroughs.
- A seminar on improving paper machine efficiency and productivity presented by the Paper Machine Technology Community of PAPTAC.
PAPTAC has also issued a call for papers to be presented during the technical program. The group has also announced the return of the PaperWeek trade show, which will be held in conjunction with the business and technical sessions.