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3 Trends We Hope To See at Paper2014

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Mar 11, 2014, 7:30:00 AM

paper2014Oren International will be traveling to the Big Apple for Paper2014 at the end of the month where we will participate in sessions about the latest paper industry news and network with other executives. Having attended this event in the past, we can’t wait to see what Paper2014 has in store in NYC this year.

Paper2014 is co-hosted by the American Forest & Paper Association and the NPTA Alliance and will be held March 23-25 in New York City, New York. The three-day annual conference will feature a paper industry CEO panel and seminars on global paper trends and forecasts, as well as new economic opportunities for paper companies.

We look forward to Paper2014 as an opportunity to build relationships, generate ideas for meeting end-users needs and improve profitability. Oren executives know an industry event like this is essential to attend and are looking forward to the face-to-face network and education opportunities.  

We recently looked at popular trends from PaperWeek in Canada this February to find out what we might discover at Paper2014 in New York. Take a look at these 3 trends we hope to see at Paper Week 2014:

1. Paper packaging advancements. Packaging materials and paper for industrial use like linerboard or containerboard are one important product we produce at Oren International. At Canada’s PaperWeek last month, a presentation titled ''Packaging products reinforced with cellulose/polymer compositions'' covered how cellulose fibrilar materials can strengthen cardboard packaging products. The presentation touched on how these materials could allow manufacturers to reduce weight and fiber consumption while retaining the mechanical properties that are required for final use. We would be excited to hear more about this at Paper2014.

2. Tradeshow opportunities. At an event where pulp and paper mills representatives, service suppliers, government, research institutes, paper converters, and more all come together, there is a great opportunity for education and networking at the event’s tradeshow. We are always looking for ways to make connections and learn more about paper industry trends, all of which we hope to do at the Paper2014 tradeshow. 

3. Student & youth involvement. One important segment of PaperWeek Canada was dedicated to students and young adults. The event program explained that the youth is the future of any industry, and it’s important to incorporate young adults into such an influential event. PaperWeek Canada offered a career fair to students during their event, and we would love to see that this year in New York!

Are you attending Paper2014 this year? Contact Alan and Mark via their LinkedIn profiles to get in touch and connect at the conference.

Alan NeSmith, President at Oren International

Mark Jones, Vice President of Sales at Oren International

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