27th September 2012 - London


You are probably all too familiar with the impact of higher paper prices on profit margins. But did you know that strategic shifts in the global forest fibre sector are about to make this issue far more acute?

With world population set to grow by 30% by 2030, papermakers will increasingly be switching their focus to renewable sources, in terms of both energy production and alternative wood products. Inevitably, price pressures will continue to be a major concern for anyone who buys paper or print media.

This joint BPIF-NAPM Forum will bring print customers, print manufacturers and paper suppliers together for the first time to examine the longer term outlook for the cost of print's principal raw material and what this will mean for your business.

Why you should attend this conference?

To better understand the longer-term outlook for paper supply and prices and its implications for your company. To learn how printers, merchants, mills and end-users see the challenges ahead and their future expectations from the supply chain. To examine practical steps that printers and merchants can take to reduce costs and improve efficiencies in purchasing and distribution.

To access a unique opportunity to meet with suppliers from other parts of the print and paper supply chain and agrees how best to work together to tackle common problems.

Who should attend?

Executives from content creators and publishing companies, printing companies, paper merchants and paper mills.

The Forum

The forum will be held at The Tower - A Guoman Hotel. Located right on the River Thames in the heart of London with panoramic views over Tower Bridge, The Thames and St Katharine's Dock. This superb venue offers luxury accommodation and state-of-the-art events facilities.

Informal Networking Dinner - 26 September

An optional dinner will be held at the hotel on the evening before the forum for delegates who wish to say overnight.

To be Launched at the Forum

All delegates will receive a copy of a new joint BPIF/NAPM guide Optimising Paper Supply Chain Management (to be launched at the forum) and the Confederation of European Paper Industries' long-term strategy Unfold the Future - The Forest Fibre Industry 2050 Roadmap to a low-carbon bio-economy.