Important Information Regarding SPA 105th Conference For All Delegates

24th February 2023

If this is your first-time attending a Sheet Plant Association Conference, the SPA Committee would like to invite you to attend an informal ‘Welcome for First-time Conference Attendees’ at 12:15 in the Arden Suite Foyer, followed by a buffet lunch.


  1. SPA Members can check the list of Delegates on SPA Website to see which of your peers will be attending the event.
  2. Book your place on the 4th SPA Health & Safety Forum (10am - 12 noon).
  3. Register for the SPA Golf taking place on 28th February.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Forest of Arden Country Club, Maxstoke Lane, Meriden, Birmingham, England CV7 7HR (Click for Directions and Map).  Tel: +44 1676-522335.  Complimentary On-Site Parking.  Electric Car Charging Station.

Event Registration:
SPA 4th Health & Safety Forum Registration will be from 9:45am in the Daimler Room. 
SPA 105th Conference Registration will be available from 11:30am in the Arden Suite Foyer.

Hotel Check-in:
If you are registered as a Full Delegate, key pick-up will be at 3:30pm in the Arden Suite Foyer during Coffee Break.  If you wish to link a credit card to your room, please visit Hotel Reception once you have your room key.  Check-out on 28th February is 12pm.

Monday 27th February  


10:00 – 12:00 (register from 9:45) SPA 4TH HEALTH & SAFETY FORUM (Members Only) Daimler Room
12:15 Committee Welcome for First-time Conference Attendees Arden Suite
12:30 - 13:15 Buffet Lunch Cast Iron Bar & Grill
13:30 (register from 11:30) SPA 105TH CONFERENCE Arden Suite
15:30 Coffee Break  
17:40 Conference Close Tim Gray, Chairman
18:00 - 19:00 Pre-dinner drinks sponsored by KMSS and Tri-Wall  
19:15 Dinner  
Tuesday 28th February    
07:00 - 10:00 Breakfast Cast Iron Bar & Grill
10:00 - 14:30 SPA GOLF  


Tony Smurfit, Group CEO, Smurfit Kappa

Frauke Schmidt, Editorial writer at EUWID Pulp and Paper

Andy Barnetson, Director of Packaging Affairs at Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI)

Maija Pohjakallio VP, Climate and Circular Economy, Metsä Group

Neil Osment, Managing Director, NOA Prism

Dr Christian Jardine, Technical Director, Joju Solar

Panel Discussion:  Real Sustainability v Greenwashing:

Dan Brunton, Owner, Brunton Business Publications Ltd - Moderator
Donald McLaren, Managing Director, McLaren Packaging, Maija PohjakallioNeil Osment and Tony Smurfit.

SPA Initiatives:

Health & Safety Update - Alan Jones, Springboard Safety Services Ltd
R&D Tax Credit Scheme Update - Tom Jennings, Kene Partners
Employment Law & HR Update - Luke Menzies, Menzies Law
Sales Masterclass Preview - Emile Hall, SBR Consulting

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to Contact our SPA Secretariat.  We look forward to seeing you on 27th February!

Kind Regards,

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Tim Gray, Chairman
Sheet Plant Association

We would like to thank KM Software Systems and Tri-Wall for sponsoring the 105th SPA Conference.