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Paper2016 Focuses on Next Generation

Mar 07, 2016

Katharine Eaton: (202) 463-2436,
Sean Samet: (312) 673-5925,

NEW YORK – Paper2016, co-hosted by American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and National Paper Trade Association (NPTA), is underway in New York City. The theme of the event, Generation Paper, references the important role paper plays in the lives of current and future generations.

The Monday Afternoon General Session, also titled Generation Paper, is sponsored by Sappi North America. Eric Chester, our featured speaker and a leading voice in the global dialogue on employee engagement, will focus on tactics and strategies companies need to employ to better connect with young employees and attract new talent to the industry.

Following today’s session, all Paper2016 registrants are invited to network at the Paper2016 Reception, sponsored by Domtar.

Looking ahead to Tuesday, we will host a seminar on the market outlook for printing-writing paper, paperboard, and recovered fiber featuring RISI contributors. Our Paper2016 Luncheon will feature Kevin (Kal) Kallaugher, the international award-winning editorial cartoonist for The Economist and The Baltimore Sun, and the presentation of NPTA’s Stanley O. Styles Industry Excellence Award.

Paper2016 provides paper industry leaders with timely sessions on emerging issues and networking opportunities to enhance business partnerships. For more information on the event, visit

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The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, tissue 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 over $200 billion in products annually, and employs approximately 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