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Paper2014 Speakers Bring Dynamic Discussions

Mar 06, 2014

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Timely Sessions, Networking Opportunities at Annual Paper Industry Event

WASHINGTON – Paper2014, the paper industry’s premier event, will be held March 23-25 at The New York Palace Hotel in New York City. Co-hosted by the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and the National Paper Trade Association (NPTA), Paper2014 features an impressive and diverse line-up of speakers, whose presentations will bring new insights and spark discussions. 

"At Paper2014, industry leaders will meet to exchange ideas, expand their knowledge about market place issues and find new business opportunities," said AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman. "This year’s sessions offer a dynamic line up of executives, experts and entrepreneurs." 

At the Industry Leadership Session on March 24th, a distinguished panel of industry leaders will provide their unique perspectives on emerging trends and opportunities for the paper and paper-based packaging industry. Panelists include John Williams, President and CEO of Domtar; Dante Parrini, Chairman and CEO of Glatfelter; Jack Sanders, President and CEO of Sonoco; John Rooney, President and CEO of Evergreen Packaging; and David McGehee, President of Mac Papers. 

The RISI Global Paper Market Trends Session will feature RISI’s John Maine, vice president, World Graphic Papers, and Ken Waghorne, vice president, World Packaging, who will discuss the market outlook for printing-writing paper, paperboard, and recovered fiber.  

Paper2014 Luncheon keynote speaker Alex Sheen, founder of Because I Said I Would, will share his experience as an entrepreneur whose organization uses paper "promise cards" to better humanity. Sheen will be the featured speaker on March 25th. At the Luncheon, NPTA will present its Stanley O. Styles Industry Excellence Award.

"The content and diversity of the sessions compliment and facilitate the unparalleled networking opportunities available at Paper2014," added NPTA CEO Kevin Gammonley.

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Paper2014, co-hosted by the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and the National Paper Trade Association (NPTA), will provide executives from across the industry with timely sessions on emerging issues and unparalleled networking opportunities to enhance business partnerships and make new connections.

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative - Better Practices, Better Planet 2020. The forest products industry accounts for approximately 4.5 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures approximately $200 billion in products annually, and employs nearly 900,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 47 states. Visit AF&PA online at or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper. 

The National Paper Trade Association (NPTA), founded in 1903, is the association for the $50+ billion paper distribution channel. The mission of NPTA is to actively support the success of its wholesale distributor (i.e. merchant) members and their trading partners through the delivery of networking, education, advocacy and trend analysis with a focus on enhancing the health of the distribution channel for paper and related products. Visit NPTA online at or follow @goNPTA on Twitter.