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Tissue World Düsseldorf announce CEO of WEPA Group as keynote speaker

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Martin Krengel, CEO, WEPA group is confirmed as keynote speaker at Tissue World Düsseldorf in March. Martin joins an impressive line-up of tissue producers, industry experts and business leaders from Essity, Star Tissue, Fisher International, Hawkins-Wright Ltd, Kesko Group and many more. The agenda for the event’s world-renowned conference is now live at https://www.tissueworld.com/dusseldorf/en/conference/conference-sessions.html

Tissue World runs from 28-30 March 2023 and returns to Europe for the first time in four years at new venue Messe Düsseldorf. The only dedicated event for tissue manufacturers and suppliers in central Europe will bring together thousands of industry professionals for three days of trading, learning, and networking. Registration is now open with early bird available until 27 February for the exhibition and conference.

tissue world duf logoThe Tissue World Düsseldorf exhibition runs along-side the conference and offers visitors the opportunity to discuss new business strategies, source products and make business connections with over 110 exhibitors showcasing the very latest products, services, and technologies the tissue industry has to offer. Exhibitors already confirmed include Infinity Machine & Engineering, Gambini, Firefly, Optima Nonwovens, Klippans Bruk, Aktul Kagit, Körber Tissue, Valmet, WEKO Weitmann & Konrad, Pulsar Engineering.

The conference theme is ‘The Roadmap, the Riskmap: Plotting a course for tissue in uncertain times’ and features panel discussions and senior management symposium (SMS) sessions that aim to provide answers to some burning questions including: 

  • What are the sustainable business drivers for effective strategy and financial stability?
  • How can innovation mitigate against risk?
  • What are the industry’s sustainable options to be prepared for an uncertain future?
  • How can the industry pivot to deal with rising energy prices and what support exists to ride out these turbulent times?
  • What new trends are emerging that will shape the future of the tissue industry post-pandemic?

The agenda also features carefully curated technical sessions, focusing on fresh innovation from tissue making through converting via all the processes and materials which count towards the competitive manufacture of world-beating tissue products.

Martin Krengel, CEO, WEPA Group said “I'm really looking forward to the conference and meeting the many people from the industry live on site. It’s a great opportunity for me to share experiences with our partners and discuss the future of the industry.”

Tom Hill, Event Director, Informa Markets, said “We are so excited to bring the Tissue World exhibition and conference to Germany for the first time. This will be the first European event since 2019 and with such precarious times we feel it is more important than ever to bring the industry together to tackle the global issues we are facing. We are thrilled to welcome Martin Krengel as keynote to what is shaping up to be an unmissable conference that will provide answers to some of the burning questions our industry has right now.”

Registration for the three-day exhibition is open now with early bird ticket prices available. You can register here.

Exhibition Pass: €25

  • 3-day exhibition access
  • Converse with 125 exhibitors
  • Network with the global tissue industry
  • Exclusive hotel & accommodation offers
  • Access to happy hour & networking sessions
  • Access to show floor tech talks

Conference Pass: €1295 (Early Bird €895, available until 27 February 2023)

  • 3-day Conference access
  • Access to keynote address
  • Access to technical sessions
  • Access to Tissue World exhibition
  • Access to happy hour & networking sessions
  • Access to show floor tech talks
  • Exclusive hotel & accommodation offers
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