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British Wood Pulp Association and Hawkins Wright Symposium 2015

Once again Hawkins Wright and the BWPA are delighted to report another successful symposium during London Pulp Week 2016. Over 300 delegates enjoyed very high standard of presentations covering a range of subjects relating to the global economy and pulp and paper industry. The presentations are now available to download.  

This year, with the kind help of Ekman, we were delighted to be able to support the United Way charity Given the continued success of the event we very much hope to be in a position to continue this initiative each year, and we welcome suggestions from sponsors and event participants on other suitable charities who might benefit from our collective support.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the all sponsors, speakers and delegates, and look forward to welcoming you again next year on 9th November 2017. Please note a change of venue as we will be returning to The IET London, Savoy Place, WC2R 0BL.


Walter Schalka
CEO, Suzano Papel e Celulose, Brazil

Walter Schalka holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Technological Institute of...

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Praveen Singhavi

Praveen Singhavi is President and a member of the Board of APRIL Group, Asia’s second-largest...

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Amar Singh Mehta
President JK Paper, India

Mr. A.S. Mehta took over as President of JK Paper in October 2011, following 30 years of...

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Per Svending
VP Marketing, FiberLean® Technologies Ltd, Sweden

Per has worked over 35 years for the paper industry. After chemical engineering studies in...

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James Kynge
Emerging Markets Editor, Financial Times, UK

James Kynge has spent two decades as a journalist in Asia; after nine years at Reuters becoming...

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Tom Wright
Managing Director, Hawkins Wright Ltd

After training as an accountant, Tom joined Hawkins Wright in 1998. He undertakes most of the...

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Charity fundraising for the United Way

The United Way is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening educational opportunities for children in socially deprived areas around the world. This year we have decided to support the 'United Way Reading Oasis', an early childhood literacy initiative aimed at children in disadvantaged communities in the UK. Amazingly, almost 1 in 5 primary schools in the UK do not offer their children a library facility; funds raised during the Symposium will be allocated to such a school to set up a library and cover the day-to-day running costs. This will improve the reading levels of the pupils, positively affecting their ability to learn throughout school, and beyond. We are grateful to Ekman for being the lead sponsor for this initiative. Learn more at