WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7
AM
7:00 - 9:00
Mill Managers' Roundtable cont’d
Room: TBA
8:30 - 10:00
PAPERMAKING - Roundtable 1
Room: TBA
Chair: Justin Charron, Irving Paper
Kick-off presentation by Jacques Perrault, Cascades CS+:
Web breaks – causes & cures

Followed by a troubleshooting roundtable discussion, including:
      o Paper machine safety
      o Operator training
      o Mill process improvement case studies
      o Shutdown planning
      o Sheet break reduction
8:30 - 10:00
RELIABILITY
Room: TBA
8:30
''Improving Reliable Manufacturing: PRECISION MAINTENANCE''
Ian McKinnon, Principal Partner, Chief Development Officer – Reliability Solultions
With the onslaught of baby boomer retirees, it now becomes imperative that real, practical and measurable hard-skill set improvements are applied in a systematic and logical manner to provide sustainable results. Within manufacturing today, are we attacking failure sources, or just handling symptoms? Are we constantly repairing/rebuilding machinery, or are we improving manufacturing performance and reducing costs? The Reliable Manufacturing® overview is a cross organizational presentation that takes the time to introduce where Precision Maintenance® begins and what it can encompass.
Ian McKinnon is a founding principal of Reliability Solutions and a pioneer in the “Precision Maintenance” field. His innate process orientation, mechanical aptitude, and analytical abilities have been the cornerstone of his extensive career achievements.
Come be part of this high-level training opportunity with the best in the field. Read more...
8:30 - 10:00
PULPEX CONFERENCE - Drying expert circle
Room: TBA
Pulp Drying Expert Circle Session 1 – Latest Technology
• Screening & Pulp machine
• Dryer
• Cutter Layboy and Baling Lines

Speakers:
Werner Rechberger - Director Sales Pulp Mill Systems & Pulp Drying- Andritz Graz Austria
Thomas Radauer - Senior Product Manager Finishing Area - Andritz Graz Austria
Victor Zamora – Senior Sales Manager – Andritz Montreal
ALL DAY
(8:30 - 17:00)
CanmetENERGY's Workshop on Cogen and Data Analysis Softwares
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Room: TBA
ALL DAY
(10:00 - 18:00)
TRADESHOW
Room: TBA
ALL DAY
(10:30 - 17:00)
BIOFOR International - Hosted in conjunction with PWC
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Room: TBA
10:00 - 10:30
Networking in Tradeshow
Room: TBA
10:30 - 12:00
PAPERMAKING - Roundtable 2
Room: TBA
Chair: Justin Charron, Irving Paper
Kick-off presentation by Frédéric Parent, FPInnovations:
Best practices in winding/reeling – avoiding rejects and end-users’ performance issues

Troubleshooting roundtable cont’d:
      o Paper machine safety
      o Operator training
      o Mill process improvement case studies
      o Shutdown planning
      o Sheet break reduction
10:30 - 12:00
RELIABILITY
Room: TBA
10:30
''Leading Reliability Skill Set Improvements: ILLUSION VS SUSTAINABILITY''
Ian McKinnon, Principal Partner, Chief Development Officer – Reliability Solultions
This introduction to moving skill sets forward, considers the value of, an executable and practical action plan, where sustainability becomes measurable. The session provides practical, experience driven information to prove that “skill set development” and “reliability improvement” is a “process” and not a “program”.
Ian McKinnon began his career by working on the floor as a craft technician. Ian has worked within the maintenance reliability field for more than 40 years. This work has been in the oil, power generation, metals, chemical, pharmaceutical and pulp and paper fields worldwide. He has a proven record of successfully implementing new and innovative strategies that reduce costs, improve reliability and enhance production profits. Read more...
10:30 - 12:00
PULPEX CONFERENCE - Drying expert circle
Room: TBA
Pulp Drying Expert Circle Session 2 – Reaching full potential of your pulp drying line
• CELBI - Continuous improvements to world record in tons/meter
• Global References and overview of showcase installations

Speakers:
Werner Rechberger - Director Sales Pulp Mill Systems & Pulp Drying- Andritz Graz Austria
Thomas Radauer - Senior Product Manager Finishing Area - Andritz Graz Austria
Victor Zamora – Senior Sales Manager – Andritz Montreal
12:00 - 13:00
KEYNOTE LUNCHEON
Keynote presentation by Luigi Lazzareschi, Chief Executive Officer, Sofidel Group
His presentation will lead the Tissue Masters’ sessions following the luncheon, as part of the Papermaking Program. Mr. Lazzareschi will take this opportunity to provide his views as a major producer in the tissue sector.
Room: TBA
PM
13:00 - 13:30
Coffe and Dessert in Tradeshow
Room: TBA
13:30 - 15:00
PAPERMAKING - TISSUE MASTERS CONFERENCE
Room: TBA
Session Chair : Marco Pescantin, Quattro Paper
13:30
''Best Practices for a Safe and Clean Tissue Machine Room''
Lawrence Yane, Enerquin Air
14:00
''New Alternative Wet Strength Technology''
Lucyna Pawlowska, Kemira Chemicals
14h30
''Trends in Tissue Machines and Machine Repurposing; Machines technologies –
NTT and TAD: what’s new? what are some of the results?''
Soren Eriksson, Valmet Inc.
13:30 - 15:00
RELIABILITY
Room: TBA
13:30
''IIOT and Industry 4.0 : Digitalization & Transformation, the new era for the industry,
the revolution of industrial process''
Chris Sousa, Business Director RNA & RSA, APO – Andritz Process Optimization, Maintenance & Performance
Technologies like Big Data and Data Mining are revolutionizing the way trade, advertising, stock market, and many other areas. Whoever used Google and was impressed as this tool can easily find what we're looking for, and also, guess what we seek, suggesting interested in purchasing. What if these same technologies are applied in the industry? In the world today, there are big discussions and investments on what is being called industry 4.0 and IIOT. All this technology will bring challenges and opportunities for all, so the understanding of this potential is fundamental. Meet some concepts and applications of some technologies that are contained in this new industrial revolution, the era of digitalization and transformation.
Chris Sousa : Andritz Process Optimization and Maintenance Division Business Director at Andritz Inc., responsible for North and South America Regions. Electrical Engineer, with Master Science in Automation and Power System, with more than 20 years of experience in Management of multi-skills teams, Commissioning & Management of Projects and Development of Products in maintenance and process area.
14:30
''Journey to World Class Lubrications''
Tony Bass and Sean McKinley, Irving Paper
13:30 - 15:00
PULPEX CONFERENCE - Alkaline Pulping
Room: TBA
13:30
''TBD''
14:00
''Kraft bleaching control and optimization using model predictive control (MPC)''
Marcius De Oliveira, Cap Stone Technology
14:30
''Debottlenecking Strategies for Optimizing Existing Assets in Kraft Processes''
Bahador Bakhtiari, NRCan/CanmetENERGY
15:00 - 15:30
Networking in Tradeshow
Room: TBA
15:30 - 17:00
BLEACHING
Room: TBA
Moderator: Daniel Brouillette, GL&V
15:30
''Safety Awareness ''
Mona Henderson, Valmet
16:00
''Assessing and monitoring pulp quality in the fiberline over time ''
Brian La Brash, Verso Paper Corporation
16:30
''Lignin Management – Variability Reduction in the Fiberline''
John Donnelly, BTG
15:30 - 17:00
RELIABILITY
Room: TBA
15:30
''Optimizing Reliability Processes at Irving Paper''
Nancy Vautour, Ryan Melanson, Blaine Smallwood,Philippe Roy, Irving Paper
16:00
''Journey to World Class Lubrication''
Tony Bass and Sean McKinley, Irving Paper
16:30
''Reliability Evolution and Best Practices at Windsor''
Carol St-Amand, Domtar Windsor
15:30 - 17:00
PULPEX CONFERENCE - Alkaline Pulping
Room: TBA
15:30
''A short term outlook on the North American sodium chlorate industry''
Nick Kovics, IHS Markit
16:00
''Properties of Nonwood Fibers Pulped with the Phoenix Process''
Mark Lewis, Sustainable Fiber Technologies
16:30
''Current Status and Perspectives of Ozone Bleaching''
Alexis Metais, Xyleminc
17:00 - 18:30
NETWORKING RECEPTION in tradeshow
Room: TBA

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