SPA 98th Conference - 28th January 2019 PREVIEW

14th November 2018

 The SPA's 98th Conference is to be held at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Meriden, Birmingham on 28th January.

Forest of Arden

The Agenda is taking shape and will include - 

Brexit - Have you been asked for your Brexit Statement ? Have you put 'contingencies' in place for the UK's withdrawal from the EU ? Will there be hold ups and disruption to the supply of your raw materials and are you increasing your stocks in preperation ? How will UK Manufacturing fare post Brexit ? We will be discussing these issues and issuing an SPA Brexit Statement which can be used as is or 'personalised' for your company's use.

Paper & Sheet Feeding - Part IV

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 2019...


The use of Corrugated for food contact is an area of intense speculation and debate. We shall be looking at the hygiene implications and what corrugated solutions are out there at the moment.

Ensuring (and being able to illustrate) that the paper used in your corrugated packaging comes from sustainable forestry can be a major selling point. Having a FSC logo on your packaging may well win you new clients or cement your existing trading relationships.FSC will be presenting the benefits of compliance, how to use the FSC logo and ChartwellPM will be reminding members of the SPA FSC Initiative - which guides sheet plants through the stages necessary to become FSC accreditated.


Digital print on corrugated has come a long way and the technology, speed and quality is developing at an exponential rate... We will be inviting a panel of Digital Print experts to illustrate how this technology is tranforming print on corrugated and they will be answering questions from SPA members.

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 during/after 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 'Click here to register' link below or confirm your attendance or phone the SPA Office on 01509 890009 or email