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Mar 2018


Miami Beach Convention Center 1901 Conveniton Center Drive Miami Beach , Florida 33139
Tel: (786) 276-2763
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Tissue World - Miami 2018






$350 - $750


Event Overview:

Tissue World provides a unique experience and opportunity to gain insight into all the key issues facing the tissue business.

LARGEST Tissue Industry Conference
Meet the largest gathering of tissue professionals and some of the most senior business contacts from across the industry. Over the course of 4 days, the comprehensive conference agenda will dissect important tissue industry topics, from strategic market insights, yankee operations to technological innovation.

Attendee Information:


The Tissue World event will be the meeting point for the tissue industry in the Americas. The show attracts key tissue industry professionals, tissue makers, converters and suppliers offering a unique opportunity for them to meet, exchange ideas, network and learn.

As a visitor you will benefit in the following by attending:

  • Identify the latest product or technology and offers the best returns for your investment
  • Gain insight in to the latest industry developments that can shape your business in future and help you make an informed decision
  • Learn how the region continues to improve in terms of sustainability and profitability
  • Expand your business networks and generate business contacts by meeting top suppliers and manufacturers

Exhibitor Information:

As an exhibitor at Tissue World you will have the opportunity to showcase your products and technology to a broad audience of tissue industry professionals from North and Latin America.

The event serves to provide a business environment for our exhibitors, visitors and delegates to do business, engage in unbiased discussion and establish new relationships.

How your company will benefit by exhibiting?

  • Opportunity to network with a vast number of buyers, decisions makers, consultants and procurement managers
  • Benefit from quality conference programme addressing key industry issues and attracting top industry professionals as delegates
  • Take part in our Business Matching Service that will help your company pre-arrange meetings with visitors onsite.


The following product categories are part of the exhibitor profiles at Tissue World New Orleans:




Converting Machinery

Converting Supplies

Dispenser Systems


Dust Control

Engineering Services


Finished Products


Jumbo Rolls


Paper Machine Accessories

Paper Machinery

Pulp Fibre

Pulping & Stock

Used Machinery


Wrapping Equipment

Wrapping Supplies

….And many others!

This is a biennial event.


Mar 21   

Business and Management Day

A New NAFTA - What's Next?
Suzanne Blanchet, Strategic Advisor, Canada

China’s Industrial Strategy – Outlook and Implications
Rodger Baker, Vice President of Strategic Analysis, Stratfor, USA

Tackling Water Scarcity with Big Data
Julie Lindley, Marketing Director, Nalco, An Ecolab Company, USA

Consumer Tissue in North America: Operating in a Market Ruled by Fundamentals 
Svetlana Uduslivaia, Head of Industry Research, Euromonitor International, USA

Supply Side Dynamics
Esko Uutela, Principal, RISI, Germany

What’s in Store: 2018 and Beyond 
Jordan Rost, VP, Consumer Insights, Nielsen, USA

Today’s Retail Realities – What Does it Take to Compete?
Patrick Boateng, Leader - Global Sourcing, The Kroger Co., USA


Deep Dive Sessions


Global Trade Shifts -Sourcing and Supply Chain Impacts

Having learned more on the national interests driving global trade negotiations, and having seen how some of these policies manifest themselves as sourcing and supply-chain headaches for the Tissue industry, this session is designed to dig into the issues that matter most when it comes to business planning and forecasting.

We will look at potential impacts across the Tissue value chain, which business or supply chain models are most exposed, and how these issues matter for different market segments.

Esko Uutela, Principal, RISI, Germany 
Suzanne Blanchet, Strategic Advisor, Canada
Rodger Baker, Vice President of Strategic Analysis, Stratfor, USA
Donna Harman, President and CEO, American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), USA

Moderator: Jonathan Roberts, Partner, Pryor Roberts Communications, UK




Big Data, Big Impacts?

With Tissue mills already embracing the latest manufacturing technology, and high degrees of automation is leveraging Big Data the next step in finding the additional efficiencies and performance improvements manufacturers crave?

This session will explore:

• State of today: what is already up and running? How has success been measured? What are the challenges and issues that have been encountered?
• What’s next: short – medium term outlook – what is (or should be) possible? Are there barriers to implementing the phase of innovation?
• New business models and joint-ventures that reach outside the production facility to other stakeholders – such as the Ecolab – Microsoft collaboration, and Valmet’s Industrial Internet partners Tieto and Kemira.

In addition to the technical and process benefits, we will examine management considerations, for example, looking at new business models – what does this mean in terms of the new services to exploit or questions of data ownership that these innovations bring with them.

Julie Lindley, Marketing Director, Nalco, An Ecolab Company, USA
Kent Nika, Sales Manager, Valmet

Moderator: Stéphane Rousseau, Vice-President, Services and Major Projects, Cascades Tissue Group, Canada

Additional participants to be announced



They Want It All and They Want It Now - Customers in Focus

Customers for Tissue in developed markets are more demanding than ever, and have ever increasing expectations based on their shopping experience for other products and services.

This session will allow our panellists to expand on their earlier presentations, and to take questions from the audience addressing their specific challenges.

Specifically, we will look at:

• How to align the interests of consumer, retail, and manufacturers?
• E-commerce – what do viable models look like?
• Arrival of discount chains in North America, and impacts on Private label.
• AfH – mass procurement / facilities procurement? Insights / impacts?

Patrick Boateng, Leader - Global Sourcing, The Kroger Co., USA
Jordan Rost, VP, Consumer Insights, Nielsen, USA
Shaw Shahery, President/CEO, Convermat, USA

Mar 22   

Technical Sessions

Technical Session 1 – Operational efficiency and energy savings

When a vision comes true – the world’s most modern tissue pilot plant
Klaus Gissing, Vice President Tissue & Drying, ANDRITZ AG, Austria

Recent achievements in TAD technology
Stefano Marenco, R&D Director, Toscotec S.p.A., Italy

Maintenance director plan on deployment of new installations
Bruno Fabiano, Development Engineer, EGF Engineering, USA

The next level of environmental friendly Tissue production
Marcos Scheil Gonçalves, Sales & Application Manager, Voith Paper Máquinas e Equipamentos Ltda., Brazil

New opportunities in safety, quality, service to end users and profitability through integration & automation 
William A. Nelson, President, Elettric80 Inc. USA & Elettric80 S de RL, Mexico

Different vacuum system concepts for new Tissue machines and rebuilds
Jussi Lahtinen, Sales Director, Runtech Systems Oy, Finland


Technical Session 2 – Product quality improvements

Tissue press section air and water balance
Andy Smiltneek, President, Growth Solutions Consultants LLC, USA

Enhanced process control through new advanced instrumentation
Frank J. Cunnane, Product Specialist, Cristini NA, Canada

Quality inspection machine – installation case history
Massimo Capisani, VP Operations, Pulsar America Inc., USA

The innovative winding concept for super soft Tissue
Mauro Della Santa, Sales Manager, Tecno Paper S.r.l., Italy

Characterization of Tissue web non-uniformity and its impact on Tissue converting efficiency 
Nina Deng, Scientist, Paper, Packaging and Consumer Products, FPInnovations, Canada


Technical Session 3 – Fibers: innovations and properties

Innovative fibers for diversification of products
Joel J. Pawlak, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Program, North Carolina State University, USA

The effects on Tissue quality of softwood and hardwood pulp preparation: results from a pilot Tissue pilot PM trial
Paul Bicho, Manager- Optimization and Innovation, Canfor Pulp, Canada

Recovered paper supply for Tissue manufacturing
Bill Moore, President, Moore & Associates, USA

Understanding the effect of nanocellulose on hygiene Tissue properties
Dr. Ronalds Gonzalez MBA, Professor NCSU, Co-Director Tissue Pack Innovation Lab, Former Corporate Financial Controller Essity (SCA), NC State University, USA


Technical Session 4 – Industry 4.0: data management, smart factory and digitalization

Value proposition for Industry 4.0
Pete Augustine, President, Fabio Perini North America, USA

Dialogue with data: case study
Kent Nika, Sales Manager, Valmet

The Yankee of the future today: a data analytics app for enhanced Yankee management
Ian Padley, Marketing and Applications Manager, BTG Eclépens S.A, UK

Facing the future on a journey inside Industry 4.0 in the Tissue packaging 
Mauro Cattani, Sales Director, TMC S.p.A, Italy


Energy 4.0: enhance competitiveness by capturing all energy cost saving opportunities 
Thomas W. Schulze, Market Development Manager, Solar Turbines Switzerland SAGL, Switzerland

Industry 4.0: journey inside the smart factory 
Thomas Bentzler, Director of Sales -Paper & Tissue North America, A.Celli International Inc., USA

Mar 23   

Technical Sessions

Technical Session 5 – Converting: improvements and optimization

Converting for premium tissue in an Industry 4.0 era
Giovacchino Giurlani, Head of Technology and FuturaLab and member of the Futura Board of Management, Futura, Italy

Dust control for Tissue production & converting improvements & optimization
Chris Kennington, Vice President Ibis International, Inc. USA

Digital inkjet printing in-line for customized napkins
Claudio Semenza, Sales Director, OMET Americas Inc., USA

Sustainability opportunities related to converting adhesives
Randy Slezewski, Sr. Application Specialist, H.B. Fuller, USA


Technical Session 6 – Chemicals: product quality and temporary wet strength

Chloramine chemistry for the Tissue industry
Janet H. Woodward, Senior Technical Consultant, Buckman, USA

New alternative wet strength technology
Clayton Campbell, Global Tissue Business Development Senior Manager, Kemira Chemicals Inc., USA

Toilet Tissue paper disintegration literature review and laboratory work
David J. Castro, Staff Scientist, Nalco Water | An Ecolab Company, USA


Technical Session 7 – Sustainability, Regulatory and Best Practices

Sustainable Tissue products: a 360 view from market demand to cost savings
Shyam Ramrekha, Product Manager, UL Environment, USA

Regulatory Compliance…Did you do your DHA?
Rick J. Klaus, Technical Sales, Osprey Corporation, USA

Best practices for a safe and clean tissue machine room
Lawrence Yane, Sales Engineer, Enerquin Air Inc, Canada


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