SPA 100th Conference ... Monday 14th October 2019

Tewkesbury Park
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Event Overview

Special Event.... SPA 100th Conference - fantastic venue for this unique event. Celebrating our 100th Conference in style !

The Event starts with lunch followed by presentations from Industry Professionals focussing on what's changed in 35 Years within the Sheet Plant sector, the Current State of the UK & European Market for Corrugated,Sustainability and the Brexit debacle and what we can do to prepare...

Nick Kirby from Swanline Print will be Reviewing the Corrugated and Print Show 2019 - sharing feedback and reviewing the Show from the perspective of Exhibitors and Visitors.


Jon Clark from BPIF Cartons will be introducing SPA members and invited delgates to their exciting and thought provoking initiative Trees into Cartons, Cartons into Trees...

Bob Mclellan will be sharing his experiences of a lifetime in the Corrugated Industry and reflecting on how far we have come as an Industry.

Neil Osment from NOA will be bringing us right up to date with his regular Corrugated Industry Review

Getting Ready for Brexit - Arjan Geveke is Assistant Director Energy Policy in the Energy Productivity Team in the Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy. He holds a MA in Public Policy and Public Administration from the University of Twente, The Netherlands, and an MSc in European Policy and Management from Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. He joined the Better Regulation Executive, Cabinet Office, in 2007 and moved in to his current role in 2009. His main work areas include energy and climate change policies, with a particular focus on energy intensive industries, such as the paper & pulp sector.

Andrew Large, Director General of The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) has been working hard engaging with Government to make preparations for a No Deal Brexit... ensuring that our Industry and other paper based industries are ready for this potentail outcome. He will be sharing this work and the outcomes with us a Conference. 

Sian Sutherland from A Plastic Planet will be presenting the Future of Plastic and the notion that  "Maybe we need a new 3Rs - how about Responsibility, Reimagination and Reinvention?"

We are also delighted to welcome Angelika Christ, Secretary General of FEFCO & Secretary General CITPA - International Confederation of Paper and Board Converters in Europe. Angelika will be talking to delgates about One and a half centuries of Corrugated Packaging: are we a sexy sector?

Business sessions finish about 5.30pm and there is a free bar before dinner. To help us celebrate this special occasion Mike Farrell, a Yorkshire comedian  will entertain us during coffee and beyond... The Event and dinner has the theme of ‘100 Not Out’ and will reflect on the progress the SPA and Industry have made over the past 35 years.

The Conference will be packed with 100% relevant 'Sheet Plant and Corrugated Industry' content... Book Now to avoid disappointment!

Full agenda and timings will be posted imminently...


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