Need answers on what's going on with Paper ?

21st November 2017

The SPA's 95th Conference is to be held at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Meriden, Birmingham on 29th January.

Forest of Arden

Paper & Sheet Feeding - Part II

Have you got customers who want to know what's going on with Paper? Are you being asked for reassurances about your lead times ? Is the paper situation worsening or can we see 'light at the end of the tunnel' ?
If you need the answers to these questions and the information/tools to manage your customers' expectations then you must not miss this Conference.

The SPA have lined up a host of experts to shed light on recent paper shortages and the outlook for Paper Supply and Sheet Feeding in 2018...

Irina Van den Neste, Senior News Editor, PPI Europe will be explaining how the PPI Index works and how members can use this vital resource during these testing times.

Poul-Eric Nielson, Director, Paper Trading UK will be giving us an update on the Paper Market paying particular attention to the Paper shortages that have plagued our Industry in the last two quarters of 2017.

Metsa Board will be giving their perspective on current shortages and their own paper offerings.


CorrBoard/VPK will be presenting their experiences of Paper Shortages and CorrBoard's plans to support the Sheet Plant sector going forward.


It's not all about Paper ! Both Bobst and Avanti Conveyors will be doing Supplier Spotlights on their new offerings to the Industry.

Following on from their presentation at last Conference Amazon Business will be helping those companies, who are considering using this new B2B platform, get started.
Nick Kirby from Swanline Print will be explaining how we can add value using Digital Print on Corrugated. He will expalin where digital works right now and where it is going...

Following an increase in members who have had to discipline employees for missuse of the internet and social media the SPA has been working on new guidelines to reduce the risk of negative publicity & reputational damage...Luke Menzies, the SPA's retained Employment Lawyer will be issuing the new SPA Social Media and Personal devices Policy plus 'Printed Guide'

As always the Conference will be packed with 100% relevant presentations/content... and there will be plenty of time to network and socialise both at the 'sponsored' bar and at dinner.

Full Agenda with timings will be confirmed nearer the time...
Please book your places in plenty of time to avoid disappointment  - as places will be limited and on a 'first come - first served' basis.

Book your places today by clicking on 'SPA 95th Conference - 29th January 2018' link below or in the Upcoming Events section of the SPA website and confirm your attendance or phone the SPA Office on 01563 570518 or email