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PacWest: Capturing value, delivering on innovation


March 22, 2011
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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For four days in June, PacWest will offer pulp and paper personnel an exceptional learning and networking opportunity. The annual conference and trade show incorporates technical presentations, short courses and round table discussions for…

For four days in June, PacWest will offer pulp and paper personnel an exceptional learning and networking opportunity. The annual conference and trade show incorporates technical presentations, short courses and round table discussions for maintenance and pulp mill staff.

The event takes place June 8 to 11, in the beautiful setting of the Delta Sun Peaks Resort, near Kamloops, B.C.

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The opening forum on Thursday, June 9, will follow the conference theme: Capturing Value – Delivering on Innovation. Speakers include: Joe Nemeth, CEO, Canfor Pulp; Tom Rosser, Natural Resources Canada; Catherine Cobden, FPAC; Ted Seraphim, COO, West Fraser; Daryl Nichol, VP Pulp Operation, Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries; Mike Edwards, Senior V-P pulp and paper manufacturing, Domtar.

Friday’s keynote presentation will explore downstream uses for paper, as Patricia Graham, editor-in-chief of the Vancouver Sun, discusses “Today’s Newsroom: Keeping Pace with the Digital Revolution.”

Technical paper presentations will take place Thursday and Friday. The short courses vary in length from one-half day to three days, while the maintenance roundtable is spread over three days and the pulp machine superintendants’ roundtable takes place Thursday and Friday.

On the social side, there’s a 5 km run planned for Friday, the awards dinner and dance Friday night, and golf plus a barbeque on Saturday.

The trade fair runs for three days, Wednesday to Friday.

For more details, visit www.pacwestcon.net.