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TMCNet:  Smithers Pira and Tappi Collaborate on Specialty Papers 2014

[April 11, 2014]

Smithers Pira and Tappi Collaborate on Specialty Papers 2014

PORTLAND, Maine --(Business Wire)--

Smithers Pira, in partnership with TAPPI, is pleased to announce the dates and location of the 6th edition of the Specialty Papers conference. The event will be held September 16-18th at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, WI. Specialty Papers 2014 will have two days of plenary sessions including presentations from brand owners like McDonald's and Starbucks.

"After a great year in Europe, we're looking forward to returning to North America to host more than 150 paper makers, mill managers, R&D professionals, coating specialists plus many other members of the specialty paper supply chain," said Barbara Fowler, Conference Director, Smithers Pira. "Attendees will enjoy ample networking opportunities with the key decision makers in specialty papers, plus the program is unbeatable this year. We have more brand owners than ever including PepsiCo, McDonald's, and Starbucks which will provide attendees and exhibitors an all-inclusive look at the specialty paper industry in 2014 and beyond."

The 2014 program will be curated by Smithers Pira and the esteemed advisory board of Scott Springmier, Division Manager, Pulp and Paper, TAPPI; Chuck Klass, President, Klass Associates Inc; Kelly Helein, Sr. Technical Sales Representative, Daikin-America. Joining them will be Tom Rodencal, Principal Consultant, Graphics Group, Global Papr Services, Nalco Company; Steve Ottone, Technical Service Manager, Mallard Creek Polymers; and Frank Perkowski, President, Business Development Advisory, Inc.

For more information about Specialty Papers 2014 or to register, visit www.specialtypaperconference.com. For sponsorship or exhibition opportunities contact Heather Adams at +1 207 781 9632 or at hadams@smithers.com

About Smithers Pira

Smithers Pira is the worldwide authority on packaging, paper and print industry supply chains. Established in 1930, the company provides strategic and technical consulting, testing, intelligence and events to help clients gain market insights, identify opportunities, evaluate product performance and manage compliance. For more information, visit www.smitherspira.com.

About TAPPI

TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, and converting industries and publisher of Paper360� and TAPPI JOURNAL. Through information exchange, trusted content, and networking opportunities, TAPPI helps members elevate their performance by providing solutions that lead to better, faster, and more cost-effective ways of doing business. Visit www.tappi.org.


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