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Smithers Pira’s and TAPPI’s Specialty Papers 2015 Conference Returns to Milwaukee Sept. 15-17, 2015

March 11, 2015
By Business Wire News


Smithers Pira, in partnership with TAPPI, is pleased to announce that the 7th annual Specialty Papers 2015 conference will once again be held at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, WI., from September 15-17, 2015. As the premier event in the specialty papers industry, organizations from across the supply chain turn to Specialty Papers 2015 for the most topical content presented by over 20 expert speakers and brand owners.

“As the only North American event exclusively dedicated to specialty papers, we look forward to returning to Milwaukee in 2015 and hosting more than 200 members of the specialty paper supply chain,” said Barbara Fowler, Conference Director, Smithers Pira. “In addition to ample networking opportunities with key decision makers, attendees and exhibitors will also have access to an all-inclusive look at the specialty paper industry in 2015 and beyond.”

The program for Specialty Papers 2015 will be shaped by Smithers Pira and an advisory board comprised of the top professionals from the industry including: Dr. Graham Moore, Senior Consultant, Smithers Pira; Scott Springmier, Division Manager, Pulp and Paper, TAPPI; Chuck Klass, President, Klass Associates Inc; and Kelly Helein, Key Accounts/Business Development Representative, Surface Modification Technology, Daikin America, Inc.Joining them will be Tom Rodencal, Principal Consultant,Graphics Group, Global Paper Services, Nalco Company; Steve Ottone, Technical Director, SNP, Inc. and Frank Perkowski, President, Business Development Advisory, Inc.

Contact Barbara Fowler at +1 207 807 5749 about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities. For more information about Specialty Papers 2015 or to register, visit:

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.For more information, visit


TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, and converting industries and publisher of Paper360° and TAPPI JOURNAL. Through information exchange, trusted content, and networking opportunities, TAPPI helps members elevate their performance by providing solutions that lead to better, faster, and more cost-effective ways of doing business. Visit

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