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Smithers Pira’s and TAPPI’s Specialty Papers US 2016 Conference heads to Chicago, IL Sept. 21-23 2016

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016

Smithers Pira, in partnership with TAPPI, is pleased to announce the 8th annual Specialty Papers US 2016 conference will be held at McCormick Place, in Chicago, IL, September 21-23, 2016. As the premier event in the specialty papers industry, organizations from across the supply chain turn to Specialty Papers US for the most topical content presented by over 20 expert speakers and brand owners.

“We are excited to build off the success of Specialty Papers Europe 2016. As the only event in North America exclusively dedicated to specialty papers, we look forward to bringing the event to Chicago,” said Kimberlee Rohrer, Conference Producer for Smithers Pira. “With the help from our advisory board, we are working to secure presentations that will provide you with the latest advancements shaping the industry. In addition to the sessions, there will be ample networking opportunities with more than 150 members of the specialty papers supply chain.”

The program for Specialty Papers 2016 will be shaped by Smithers Pira and an advisory board comprised of the top professionals from the industry including: Ben Hansen, Senior Product Engineer, Target; Kelly Helein, Business Development Executive, Daikin America, Inc; Chuck Klass, President, Klass Associates Inc; Dr. Graham Moore, Strategic Consultant, Smithers Pira; Steve Ottone, Technical Director, SNP, Inc; Frank Perkowski, President, Business Development Advisory, Inc; Tom Rodencal, President, Tom Rodencal & Associates; and Scott Springmier, Business Development Manager, TAPPI.

Contact Josh Rabb at +1 300 762 7441 ext. 1206 to learn more about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities. For more information about Specialty Papers 2016 or to register, visit:

About Smithers Pira

Smithers Pira is the worldwide authority on packaging, paper and print industry supply chains. Established in 1930, the company provides strategic and technical consulting, testing, intelligence and events to help clients gain market insights, identify opportunities, evaluate product performance and manage compliance. For more information, visit


TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, and converting industries and publisher of Paper360° and TAPPI JOURNAL. Through information exchange, trusted content, and networking opportunities, TAPPI helps members elevate their performance by providing solutions that lead to better, faster, and more cost-effective ways of doing business. Visit


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Katie Oster, +1-330-762-7441


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