Sheet Plant Association hosts first ever “Supplier Showcase on Innovation” at SPA 106th Conference.

19th May 2023

Press release issued 18th May 2023

The UK Sheet Plant Association (SPA) is hosting its 106th Conference at Oulton Hall Hotel Spa & Golf Resort on Monday 5th June 2023.  The theme of the Conference is “Innovation” and the SPA Committee is delighted to confirm Ben Edmonds, Principal Engineer in New Product Innovation at Dyson as its Keynote Speaker.


Sheet Plants need to be aware of the Innovation that our valued Supplier Members have to offer.  A carefully selected number of Suppliers will be showcasing their latest innovative offerings with a micro spotlight and a “Supplier Showcase” where delegates will be able to walk and talk to the Suppliers exhibiting. Time has been allocated within the Agenda for this “Innovation Walkaround” to ensure members get full benefit from this ‘learning and networking’ opportunity.


Tim Gray, Chairman of SPA will moderate an Innovation Panel Discussion - where panellists will be debating what Innovation looks like in Business, not just product Innovation - but systems, schemes of work and ‘out of the box’ thinking.  Confirmed panellists are:

  • Ben Edmonds, Dyson
  • Mark Dempsey, WW GTM Director - Corrugated Post Print, HP Inc
  • Jeff Keyzer, Head of Business Development, Kene Partners
  • Neil Osment, Managing Director, NOA Prism


SPA 106th Conference is sponsored by 2 Members of the Association:

  • Pamarco global leaders in anilox products & services.
  • Sun Automation global industry leader providing box plants with innovative corrugated solutions for feeding, printing and converting.

SPA welcomes non-Members to 106th Conference on a "Try Before You Buy" basis.  Full details for SPA 106th Conference are available on the SPA website.  Announcements regarding SPA Conference will also appear on the SPA LinkedIn page.

The SPA Committee continues to work hard to develop SPA Conferences into professionally run, well-attended, information-gathering and networking events for the Corrugated Sheet Plant sector. Here is some member feedback from the last SPA Conference:

“SPA Conference is a good place to rub shoulders with some important people in the UK corrugated board industry.

“Great event, good to catch up with other members and meet several potential new clients”

“A vital and relevant trade association committed to helping Sheet Plants, suppliers and the sector as a whole”