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RISI to Give Paper Industry Forecast at Paper2015

Nov 13, 2014

CONTACT: Katharine Eaton
(202) 463-2436,

WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and the National Paper Trade Association (NPTA) today announced research firm RISI will present the global paper market trends and forecast at Paper2015 on March 17, 2015.

RISI’s Vice President of World Graphic Papers John Maine and Vice President of World Packaging Ken Waghorne will give a seminar on trends and the market outlook for printing-writing paper, paperboard, and recovered fiber.

Paper2015 will be held in Chicago, March 15-17, 2015.

Since 2010, AF&PA and NPTA have co-hosted the event to provide the paper industry’s leading annual networking event. Over the years, AF&PA announced their sustainability goals; NPTA’s Stanley O. Styles Award became a feature at the event; insight was gained from Millenials, trade experts and thought leaders from within and outside our industry; and innovative ways to enhance the networking experience continued to evolve. The event first was held in Chicago in 2011. Since then, it has alternated each year between Chicago and New York.

For more information on Paper2015, visit

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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 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures approximately $210 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), 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