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Paper2016 Provides Insights, Connections

Mar 08, 2016

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

NEW YORK – Paper2016 is off to a great start after an active day of meetings and sessions. The annual event is taking place in New York City and is co-hosted by the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and the National Paper Trade Association (NPTA). Tuesday marks the final day of activities.

Today begins with the annual RISI Global Paper Market Trends Session, where RISI’s Vice President of World Graphic Paper John Maine and Vice President of World Packaging Ken Waghorne will give a seminar on the market outlook for printing-writing paper, paperboard, and recovered fiber.
At the Paper2016 Luncheon, sponsored by International Paper, will feature keynote speaker Kevin (Kal) Kallaugher. Mr. Kallaugher is an international award-winning editorial cartoonist for The Economist and The Baltimore Sun. He will give an interactive presentation about the role paper plays in his career and diverse portfolio. Also during the luncheon, NPTA will present Bill Koehn of Domtar with the Stanley O. Styles Industry Excellence Award – NPTA’s highest honor.

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