The 8th edition of PulPaper, one of the world’s premier pulp and paper exhibitions, coincides with the 100th anniversary of PI, the Paper Engineers’ Association. For this special occasion, the global industry will once again be gathered in Helsinki, Finland.
Since the start in 1987, PulPaper has grown into one of the highest regarded meeting places for the industry. The last edition in 2010 brought over 12,000 visitors from 63 countries to Helsinki to enjoy an exhibition of 624 companies from 30 countries.
- Despite the economical slowdown, the last event was very successful. We are now looking forward to the incoming 2014 event being better then ever, offering an exhibition with many new features, a strong conference programme and last but not least the celebration of PI’s 100th anniversary, says Marcus Bergström, CEO Adforum.
BioFuture for Mankind Conference
BioFuture for Mankind – this is the main theme of the PulPaper 2014 Conference, describing not only the global importance of bioeconomy, but also its effect on every human being. The topics discussed during the five conference sessions will be for example the definition of bioeconomy, profitability of the entire value chain, resource management for a sustainable world and the big bottlenecks of biomass conversion and separation technology. Attention will also be paid to the future role of paper in the information society, not forgetting packaging and new biobased materials. But one of the most important questions asked during the conference will be: “What can we offer the 2 billion living on less than 2 dollars a day?”
The International Mechanical Pulping Conference (IMPC) will also be an important part of the conference programme, being a parallel session to the above mentioned conference sessions. IMPC is a scientific conference, which circulates between the different continents.
The BioFuture for Mankind conference programme committee is based on an international group of forest sector top specialists lead by chairman Jorma Eloranta, the previous CEO of Metso Oyj.
Gala evening - celebrating the 100th anniversary of PI
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of PI in style a big party will be held in the evening of June 4, 2014, giving participants of PulPaper 2014 the chance to mingle, network and enjoy good food and drink in the extraordinary surroundings of the brand new Helsinki Music House.
More information and pictures from prior PulPaper events can be found at www.pulpaperevent.com.
PulPaper is arranged by Adforum, AEL and PI in co-operation with the Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre.