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PulPaper 2014 Conference - first speakers announced

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pulpaper speakersBiofuture for Mankind is the main theme of the top level international Pulpaper 2014 Conference, covering the topic of bioeconomy and resource management for a sustainable world. The speakers of the first session will be discussing the bioeconomy from a worldwide perspective. Two of the speakers of the first session are Leena Mörttinen, director at Conferedation of Finnish Industries EK, who will discuss bioeconomy from an economist’s point of view and John Elvnert from the Forest-based Sector Technology Platform (FTP), who will present strategic research areas of bioeconomy.

The other sessions will discuss effective use of resources, new biobased products and business opportunities. Speakers from forest industry companies, suppliers, research institutes and universities will give their opinions on actions and possibilities. Concluding the conference is a panel discussion on the theme “Is there future for print?” moderated by Timo Ketonen, Media Researcher at Åbo Akademi and Partner at Palmu Inc.

Speakers of the 29th IMPC

The 29th International Mechanical Pulping Conference (IMPC), a scientific conference sponsored by PI, TAPPI, PAPTAC, SPCI and PTF and circulating between the different continents, will be running alongside the main conference. The presentations will cover the whole area from fundamentals and energy efficiency to new applications and innovations, as well as mill experiences.

The key note session of IMPC consists of three speakers;

- Jyrki Ovaska, President, UPM Paper Business Group, will give his view on the future of mechanical pulping

- Jin Fuming, Deputy Chief Engineer, China Light Industry International Engineering, will talk about mechanical pulping in China today

- and Tom Lind, Project Manager, Pöyry, will give a presentation on “Energy-Efficient Future of Mechanical Pulping – Insights to Future Wood - Containing Paper Demand and Developed Mechanical Pulping Concepts”.

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