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Paper2018 Early Bird Registration Open

Paper2017 - Paper Industry Leadership Forum Last year's Paper Industry Leadership Forum included (l-r): Linda Massman, President & CEO of Clearwater Paper; Steve Voorhees, CEO of WestRock; John Rooney, CEO of GEC Packaging Technologies, and moderator Donna Harman, President & CEO of AF&PA. (not pictured) Mark Gardner, President & CEO of Sappi North America; and Mike Graves President & COO of Midland Paper, Packaging + Supplies, also served as members of the forum's panel.

Jan 15, 2018 - Registration is open for Paper2018, the premier networking event for the international paper industry.

One pass, one price. Registered attendees for Paper2018 gain all access to programing for the early bird price of $149. As a reminder, early bird registration closes Friday, February 2, 2018.

Online registration for Paper2018 is available at Please note that the Paper2018 Luncheon is a separately ticketed event. All Paper2018 attendees must register.

Hosted by the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and the National Paper Trade Association (NPTA), Paper2018 returns to New York City and will provide paper company executives from across the industry with timely sessions on emerging issues, coupled with networking opportunities only found here to enhance business partnerships and make new connections.

Event Access Pass

Early Bird Price: $149; after February 2, 2018: $199.

The event access pass includes:

  • Access to the registration area, hotel and Official Paper2018 Suites*;
  • Paper Industry Leadership Forum: Adapting to Disruption;
  • Paper2018 Reception;
  • Connections Lounge**;
  • RISI Global Printing-Writing Papers Market Trends Session; and
  • RISI Global Paper-based Packaging and Recovered Fiber Trends Session.

AF&PA and NPTA members receive a 10% discount on the pass.

* Access to individually hosted company Official Paper2018 Suites is by appointment only. Contact each company directly to make appointments, as they maintain their own schedules. Official Paper2018 Suite holders are listed online at under the Suites tab.

** Please note that only registered attendees will have access to the Connections Lounge.

Paper2018 Luncheon

Individual tickets: $250; Table (seats 10): $2,500. All luncheon attendees must hold an Event Access Pass in addition to their luncheon ticket. Tickets are limited and sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

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The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry's sustainability initiative — Better Practices, Better Planet 2020.

The forest products industry accounts for approximately 4 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures approximately $200 billion in products annually, and employs nearly 900,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.