Keynote Presentation

October 28 - 31, 2018 | October 28 - 31, 2018 | Portland, Oregon | Breakthrough Technologies for Today and Beyond

Keynote Presentation

Tuesday, October 30, 2018    •    8:30AM - 10:00AM
Hilton Portland Downtown


"The Pulp and Paper Industry - What do you see?"

The Pulp and Paper sector has been struggling with the reputation of being an antiquated, unsophisticated sunset industry. But there is the opportunity for a bright future ahead. Given the environmental and efficiency improvements many mills have made, and the value proposition the new carbon economy is providing, the opinion of our industry is changing, slowly.

Our industry is well positioned to benefit from new markets for renewable materials. In addition, the legacy products the pulp industry has made have a good future, and still represent the best alternative for wood residuals. Given the strong financial base of the industry, we have an opportunity to explore pathways to further fractionate wood into products beyond pulp, paper and green electrical energy.

At Canfor Pulp, the experience gained from working to create advanced biofuels from pulpmill streams are providing a prospective of the market potential and challenges that exist in further reinventing our industry.


Martin Pudlas

Martin Pudlas

Vice President of Operations and Innovation
Canfor Pulp Products, Inc.

About Our Keynote Speaker

As Vice President of Operations and Innovation for Canfor Pulp Products Inc. (TSE: CFX), Martin Pudlas is responsible for the production of NBSK and BCTMP Pulp, High Performance Paper and Renewable Energy. Martin has more than three decades of forest products industry experience, with knowledge ranging across Silviculture, Engineering, Operations and Management. He has served on the boards of Premium One Paper, the College of New Caledonia and is a member of the Advisory Board for the UBC Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Martin holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia


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