Pulp and Paper Canada

PaperWeek returns in 2011

December 1, 2010  By Pulp & Paper Canada

The new format for the Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada’s (PAPTAC) annual meeting and conference alternates business and technical sessions, with plenty of opportunity to mix and mingle….

The new format for the Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada’s (PAPTAC) annual meeting and conference alternates business and technical sessions, with plenty of opportunity to mix and mingle. Luncheons, coffee breaks and end-of-day receptions are arranged to give attendees time for the face-to-face discussions that are so important in our geographically-dispersed industry. Although the format of the meeting has changed from conference-plus-EXFOR® trade show to conference-plus-networking, the exchange of knowledge and camaraderie continue to be the core values of this annual event.

PaperWeek Canada 2011 runs from Feb. 1-3 at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montreal.


For up-to-date details on the event, please visit www.paperweekcanada.ca. What follows is a preliminary schedule (as of Nov. 30), and is subject to change.

Prior to the official opening of PaperWeek, on Monday, Jan. 31, there will be meetings of various industry groups plus the mill managers’ roundtable, an invitation-only event.

Opportunities to learn and converse

PaperWeek’s first day is Tuesday, Feb. 1. The schedule is packed, so things get off to an early start with a welcome event at 7:30 a.m. and then the business session starting at 8:00 a.m. The first business track is presented by FPInnovations, and will focus on innovation. This is followed by concurrent technical sessions on mechanical pulping and research, as well as the first session of the Forest Biorefinery Symposium.

Following the conference luncheon, a business session presented by KPMG runs until 3:30 p.m. The technical track then resumes with further sessions on research, bleaching and biorefining. The day concludes with a cocktail reception.

Wednesday, Feb. 2, follows a similar format. A business session presented by Cascades will discuss the benefits of green marketing, followed by concurrent technical sessions on paper machine technology, environment, and biorefining. After lunch, the business topic is partnerships between industry, government and communities, presented by Natural Resources Canada. Technical topics on Wednesday afternoon are paper machine technology, energy, and biorefining. A cocktail reception wraps up the day’s events.

Thursday is a half-day, opening with a session on energy conservation presented by Hydro Qubec. Technical sessions will cover paper machine technology and process control. A luncheon will follow.

Biorefinery symposium draws on global knowledge

The biorefining sessions at PaperWeek Canada are part of the International Forest Biorefinery Symposium organized by cole Polytechnique in Montreal. The symposium will cover biorefining technologies, conversions of kraft pulp mills, energy and water integration and optimization, supply chain design, sustainability and energy efficiency, bioproducts, and markets.

Speakers and presenters at the poster session hail from Canada, U.S., Sweden, Finland, Iran, and India.

There will be two biorefining keynote speakers: M. Wellisch, research advisor, sustainable conversion of bioresources, Natural Resources Canada, and T. Berntsson, a professor with the Department of Energy and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

Montreal welcomes you

The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel is offering a special rate of $165/night to conference attendees. Please see the Paper-Week web site for details.

Registration fees for PaperWeek are $620 for PAPTAC members, and $900 for non-members, with discounted rates available to presenters, retired PAPTAC members, students, and representatives of PAPTAC supplier company members.

The registration fee grants access to all PAPTAC-sponsored events, including lunches and receptions.

As in the past, awards for research and technical papers and for service to the Canadian pulp and paper industry will be presented at the beginning of sessions and during PAPTAC’s annual general meeting.

Stay tuned to www.paperweekcanada.ca for the detailed PaperWeek program. PPC

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