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Smithers Pira and TAPPI Collaborate for the 5th Annual Specialty Papers Conference

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Specialty Papers 2013 at the Le Méridien Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Germany 6-8 November 2013

Smithers Pira, in partnership once again with TAPPI, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 5th annual Specialty Papers conference 6-8 November 2013. The Le Méridien Stuttgart will host more than 150 paper makers, mill managers, R&D professionals, coating specialists plus many other members of the specialty paper supply chain.

Specialty Papers 2013 will be shaped by the esteemed advisory board of returning members David Bell, VP Corporate Relations, TAPPI; Chuck Klass, President, Klass Associates, Steve Rosenberg, Sr. Director, Business Development and Innovation, Neenah Paper Technical Products Business – Retired. New members include Holger Baumgartner, Mill Manager, Neenah Gessner GmbH; Chris Brown, Marketing and Export sales director, Favini; Graham Moore, Strategic Consultant, Smithers Pira and Ralph Van Loo, Business Unit Manager Fibres, Barnet Europe.

“We are very excited to be partnering with TAPPI again for this year’s Specialty Papers. Together with the advisory we are forming a program that is going to be a must-attend event for all organizations of the specialty paper supply chain – from raw materials to paper mills. 2012 was a great year for the American event and we expecting an even better turnout for 2013 in Europe. The presentations this year will discuss some of the industry’s biggest questions, problems, and concerns. We have already confirmed talks on the challenges that specialty papers will face concerning digital printing, opportunities for new packaging designs, sustainable barrier coating option for paper and board plus many others,” said Barbara Fowler, Conference Director, Smithers Pira.

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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


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

For more information about Specialty Papers 2013or to attend, visit For sponsorship or exhibition opportunities contact Stephen Hill at or +44 (0) 1372 802025.

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