Tissue World Milan 2019 opens its doors in two weeks

Three-day exhibition and conference features futuristic vision, panel discussions and networking opportunities throughout.

Tissue World Milan 2019, the world’s largest tissue industry exhibition and conference, will open its doors at Fieramilanocity Hall 3, Milan, Italy, from 25 to 27 March.

Welcoming more than 3000 trade professionals from 103 countries, the event will feature more than 200 exhibiting companies from 30 countries including paper and converting machinery makers, packaging machinery and equipment providers, chemicals solution providers and an extensive range of suppliers servicing the tissue manufacturing industry.

This year’s show floor will include an innovative ‘The Mill of the Future Zone’ with cutting-edge tissue making technologies showcased through VR headsets.

Solutions featured include Stock Preparation from Andritz, Advanced Fire Protection with the Quick Suppression System from Firefly AB, the Virtual Mill from Valmet and Virtual Reality Solutions by Voith.

A three-day conference with theme: Smart and Sustainable – Strategies to Stay Sharp as a New Decade Dawns – will run alongside the trade show and kick off with a senior management symposium on Monday, 25 March.

The keynote address, ‘Creating today a sustainable business for tomorrow’, delivered by Magnus Groth, President and CEO of Essity, will be followed by interactive panel discussions:

  • A Fireside Chat: 20 minutes of inspiration and sanity for tissue 2020, will be hosted by change curve visionary Michael Jackson in conversation with Essity CEO Magnus Groth, digital transformation writer John Pugliano, and eCommerce enthusiast Jenifer M. Maxwell.
  • A discussion exploring The Mill of the Future, introduced by Joachim Klein, Founder and Managing Director of StepChange Consulting GmbH, Austria, will be followed by a discussion with panellists: Peter Oksakowski, Managing Director at BHM INGENIEURE GmbH, Austria; Evan Kaiser, Global Business Manager at Converting, Print, Web, Rockwell Automation, USA; Gabriele Coli, Engineering Converting Manager at Lucart S.p.A, Italy; and William A. Nelson, President of Elettric80 Inc. & Elettric80 S de RL USA, Mexico.
  • A second panel, debating on Product and Consumer Insightswill gather Simin Ozkar, Global Marketing Director at Tissue Hayat Kimya, Turkey; Fernanda Accorsi, Founder of F.A. Retail, Spain; Manon Quilleré, Research Analyst at Euromonitor International, UK; and Teresa White, co-Founder of Partners in Retail, UK, around the discussion table.

Visitor registration made by 20 March 2019 is free of charge. Visit the event and registration website here: www.tissueworld.com/milan.

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