Greg Hay
Executive Director
Welcome to the premier platform for pulp and paper and forest products advancement in Canada. Under the theme “Where Skills Lead to Competitiveness”, the 2018 edition of PaperWeek will feature an incomparable learning and networking opportunity, bringing together experts, point of views and experiences from around the world on topics of the highest relevance.

As a hub to expose its members and industry players to the latest practices in Management, Safety, Technology, Reliability and variety of technical areas, PaperWeek puts the emphasis of creating opportunities for knowledge and skills development, leading to improved operational efficiency.

PaperWeek Canada is the most important annual conference & tradeshow serving the pulp/paper and forest products industry and facilitates the exchange on the latest technology, operation improvements, and business development among the sector’s key players.

We look forward to welcoming you and the global pulp & paper industry in Montreal next February!
Sharpen your technical and managerial abilities at PaperWeek Canada 2018, “Where skills lead to competitiveness”. For the 104th consecutive year, PAPTAC is preparing a cutting-edge program covering the key aspects of forest products advancement for the benefit of all industry stakeholders.

PaperWeek is certainly the ‘all in one’ conference, as you will find relevant, diversified and rewarding activities, that will allow you to invest your time valuably in further developing your interests, improving your skills and sharing ideas with your peers.

We look forward to welcoming you and the global pulp & paper industry in Montreal next February!
While we believe that there are countless opportunities why you should attend the PaperWeek Canada (PWC) Annual Conference, here are countable reasons why you need to get out from behind your desk and join other members of your profession at a live event.
1. Renew your excitement about the work you do
While there’s a world of information available to you online getting out and hearing from people who are doing what you do, but differently, can reignite your enthusiasm.
2. Meet online friends and colleagues FACE TO FACE!
We all have the ability to make strong professional connections using digital technology today, but at PaperWeek you can meet your online contacts face to face, something that serves you and your company well in future business relationships.
3. Learn skills and stay up to date
No matter how long you've been in the industry or what position you hold at your company, chances are there is still something you need to learn. Compelling subject matters and top-notch speakers are on the menu. Trends, new strategies, and innovations happen all the time, PWC provides the right platform to expose you to these elements.
4. Develop new ideas
The PWC sessions can spark new ideas on process, technology and management. By interacting with your peers you create opportunities to collaborate, hear new ideas, and validate or change your perspectives. You hear what others are doing and are inspired to implement something similar.
5. Meet with new vendors and suppliers
Our exhibitors are industry experts and solution-providers who truly know what is happening in the world of the P&P business – and they have answers to your questions. Invest time in the exhibition hall – our vendors are some of the best people for you to get to know if you want to learn more about what's happening now – and what's going to happen in the future.
6. Get out for a few days and refresh
Take a couple of days away from the pressure cooker to think about where you are and where you should be going. The Fun factor is part of the conference as an investment in your own health and well-being. PWC will give you the opportunity to get to know and meet new people who work in the same industry while sipping a Canadian beer.
7. Engineer Professional Development
Your attendance at PWC earns you credits toward maintaining your valuable certification (to maintain the engineer profession updated) or other general designation.
8. Share
Bring your participation experience back to the office and share it with all the folks who didn't get to go to the conference, but could benefit from the good stuff, as an encouragement to be present and engaged during future conferences.

The Papermaking Technology track is the ultimate showcase for presentations about improved efficiency with immediate benefits in machine productivity and product quality.
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The tissue sector is now an integral part of PaperWeek. Looking to highlight key innovations, process improvements and market information on the tissue business, Tissue Masters is positioning itself as a key platform for the tissue industry in North America.
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TechPack is PaperWeek’s dedicated segment of the Paperboard Packaging Industry. With experts covering the latest technology advancements and market updates in the sector, TechPack will provide cover some of the most recent projects and developments that have been implemented in the packaging world.
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PulpEx returns to PaperWeek bringing together mill representatives, market analysts, suppliers and experts who will discuss the latest advancements in pulp operations, mill technology and market perspectives.
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One of the most attended segment of PaperWeek returns with the latest trends and best safety practices. A real must for all mill personnel.
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The strategic combination of human and technical skills can turn a simple manager into a true leader. Come and learn from the best in Canada!
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Reliability and profitability come in pair. Experts will expose the most recent advances to guide you through one of the toughest day-to-day challenge in the industry.
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Passionate and devoted to the cause, our Bleaching experts will share their latest discoveries and help your company improve and optimize the overall performance.
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Energy is a key element for a mill to be cost-efficient in today's P&P market. Come learn on opportunities to make energy a profit center.
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The discovery of the unique properties of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) and the scale-up of production processes to the demonstration plant stage are exciting developments in the search for new value-added products that can be manufactured from forest resources.
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The PaperWeek Luncheons are one of the most popular draws of the event. Their unique format features a keynote presentation each day of the conference.
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Do not miss the opening session of PaperWeek and BIOFOR International, kicking off the conferences and setting the tone for a full-packed week!
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PAPTAC’s Technical Communities will be holding meetings during PaperWeek.
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Because the best of the best should be recognized! Come celebrate and highlight the technical and business leaders who shape our industry.
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See new technologies live! Meet with industry suppliers and network with your peers at the core of Canada’s P&P hub for B2B relationships.
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The discovery of the unique properties of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) and the scale-up of production processes to the demonstration plant stage are exciting developments in the search for new value-added products that can be manufactured from forest resources.
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A special session bringing together university students and professors from across the Country with industry professionals is being planned for PaperWeek.
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PaperWeek is a prime opportunity to network and build your contacts and business relationships! Several networking activities will be part of the event and are included with your registration.
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