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Smithers Pira Announces 2018 Program for Tenth Annual Specialty Papers US Conference


Panera Bread, ConAgra Brands, P&G, Solenis, FiberLean Technologies
and more to speak

Smithers Pira is pleased to announce the 10th annual
Specialty Papers US 2018 agenda, taking place October 1-3, in Appleton,
WI, as part of Appleton Paper Week 2018. Bringing together major
industry players such as Imerys, Stora Enso, Focus on Energy, Fisher
International, Domtar, TC Transcontinental Packaging
and more, the
conference will focus on the trends within the specialty paper industry,
trends in food packaging, innovations, and the resurgence of specialty
papers and sustainability.

This year's Specialty Papers US conference will feature:

  • Packaging Drives Growth in Consumer Connection by Panera
  • A Case Study on Molded Fiber: The ConAgra Bowl co-presented by Footprint
    & ConAgra Brands
  • Panel: You Can't Move the Needle by Yourself with WWF,
    Domtar and P&G
  • Panel: Advancements in Grease Resistant Barriers with Imerys,
    Mesta Board Corporation and Stora Enso
  • And more!

"We are excited to be a part of Paper Week in Appleton this year for the
10th edition of Specialty Papers US," said Jena Stout,
Conference Producer. "The conference will focus on some of the newest
trends within the industry, including trends in food packaging,
sustainability and so much more. Attendees will also have the
opportunity to hear an entire session dedicated to energy from Lake
States TAPPI and Focus on Energy. With the Paper Hall of Fame Induction
Dinner, Tissue 2018 and Specialty Papers US 2018 all in the same week –
it is sure to be a very busy and information packed couple of days."

For more information about the Specialty Papers US 2018 conference,

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information,
contact Sean Walsh at
or +1 (330) 762-7441

About Smithers Pira

Smithers Pira is the worldwide authority on packaging, paper and print
industry supply chains. Established in 1930, the company provides
strategic and technical consulting, testing, intelligence and events to
help clients gain market insights, identify opportunities, evaluate
product performance and manage compliance. The Smithers Pira
Distribution Testing Service Center in Lansing, MI serves key industry
verticals such as the food and beverage, medical and automotive markets
in North America. Please visit
for more information.

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