THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7
AM
7:00 - 9:00
Mill Managers' Roundtable cont'd
Room: McGill
8:30 - 10:00
PAPERMAKING
Room: Crescent
Chair: Javad Saberian, Kruger
8:30
''A new modular approach to improve drying for the paper industry''
Enrico Raffanti, Toscotec
9:00
''Best practices for building ventilation improvements and efficiency''
Lawrence Yane, Enerquin Air
9:30
''Development steps of shoe and blade gap forming in containerboard making''
Jukka Muhonen, Valmet Technologies, Inc
8:30 - 10:00
MANAGEMENT
Room: Saint-Denis
Chair: Michel Bertrand, Domtar
SESSION 2 - Best Practices in Management – Knowledge Transfer, Project Management and Novel Approaches in the Manufacturing Sector
8:30
''Best Practices for Pulp and Paper Projects for clarity of project objectives, project controls and risk management –
what needs to be done to ensure that your project will be carried out successfully''
David Mead, Independent Project Analysis (IPA)
Overview:
  • Best practices in project management
  • Utilization of stats and big data to help the planning process of projects
  • Better use of capital investments in industry
  • The stage-gated process for project approval
  • 9:00
    ''The Project Portfolio Management (PPM) program ''
    François Chrétien, Orchestra, Vincent Corbeil, Domtar Windsor
    Overview:
  • Prioritization software pour planning and execution of projects
  • Prioritization approach through criteria analysis, for objective selection of options
  • Facilitates global overview of a series of project requests
  • Project execution follow-up and utilization of resources
  • Collaborative approach with access to information for all actors
  • 9:30
    ''Knowledge transfer for your operations and maintenance personnel''
    Michel Bertrand, Domtar Windsor
    8:30 - 15:00
    Nanocellulose Research Symposium
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    Room: Notre-Dame
    10:00 - 13:30
    TRADESHOW
    Room: Van Horne
    10:00 - 15:00
    STUDENT POSTERS
    Room: Parc MontRoyal C
    10:30 - 16:20
    BIOFOR International - Hosted in conjunction with PWC
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    Room: Square Dorchester
    10:00 - 10:30
    Networking Coffee Break in Tradeshow
    Room: Van Horne
    10:30 - 12:00
    ENVIRONMENT
    Room: Mansfield
    Chair: Talat Mahmood, FPInnovations
    10:30
    ''Opportunities and Cost of Reducing GHG Emissions in Pulp and Paper Mills in Canada''
    Serge Bédard, Natural Resources Canada, CanmetENERGY
    11:00
    ''Environmental Impacts of Forest Biomass Harvesting for a Large-scale Biorefinery: Case Study from Quebec''
    Ichrak Lakhdhar, École polytechnique de Montréal
    11:30
    ''Electro-dewatering of Pulp and Paper Sludge: A Comparative Study''
    Raphael Arakelian, University of Toronto
    10:30 - 12:00
    MANAGEMENT
    Room: Saint-Denis
    Chair: Michel Bertrand, Domtar
    SESSION 3 - Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the manufacturing sector and the pulp and paper industry
    There is starting to be growing attention from pulp/paper mills on how to use operational data from industrial processes in an artificial intelligence context. And ultimately how A/I could help build predictive models for decision making at different levels in the mill such as Management, Processes, Maintenance, Energy Management and others.
    10:30
    ''The Journey to Intelligent Industrial Operations using AI: A Real-World Success Story''
    Mahyar Khosravi, Canvass Analytics
    11:00
    ''The Technological Foundation for Your 4.0 Transformation''
    Paul Trelc, Braincube
    11:30
    ''Decision Support Systems for Abnormal Events Management in Pulp and Paper Mills Using Artificial Intelligence''
    Ahmed Ragab, Polytechnique Montreal
    12:00 - 13:00
    PAPTAC AWARDS LUNCHEON
    Keynote Speaker: Vesa Lehtonen Ambassador of Finland to Canada
    Room: Place du Canada
    PM
    13:00 - 13:30
    Coffee and Dessert in Tradeshow
    Room: Van Horne
    13:30 - 15:00
    ENVIRONMENT
    Room: Mansfield
    13:30
    ''Deforestation in Canada and Other Fake News''
    John Mullinder, PPEC
    14:00
    ''Bio-electrode sensor platform for real-time monitoring of biological health and water quality in wastewater treatment systems''
    Dr. Patrick Kiely, Island Water Technologies
    14:30
    ''Deinking residue as feedstock for manufacturing wood-polymer composites''
    Ahmed Koubaa, UQAT
    13:30 - 15:00
    MANAGEMENT
    Room: Saint-Denis
    Chair: Michel Bertrand, Domtar
    SESSION 4 - Industry 4.0 and Managing change
    13:30
    ''Irving Paper – Professional Paper Technologist Program''
    Jordan Hayes, Irving Paper
    14:00
    ''Forestry 4.0''
    Francis Charette, FPInnovations
    14:30
    ''Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the manufacturing sector and the pulp and paper industry ''
    Brendan O’Shea, EMAGIN Clean Technologies Inc.
    15:00 - 15:30
    Networking in Foyer
    Room: Van Horne