Paper & Beyond, 16 -17.10.2018.

Where the bioeconomy meets circularity.

The new version of European Paper Week is the premier meeting place for paper industry and EU policymakers.


Registration for Paper & Beyond, 2018 has now closed.

For further information, please contact Katarzyna Dylag at


Keynote speakers

Peggy Liu

World-renowned expert on sustainability in China (Davos & WEF)

Ian H. Schofield

Own Label and Packaging Manager, Iceland Foods

Jean-Eric Paquet

Director-General Research & Innovation, European Commission

Paul Brannen

Member of European Parliament


  • 16/10/2018 06:00 PM - 16/10/2018 08:00 PM
  • Solvay Library

A great networking opportunity during an exclusive 'walking' dinner.

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  • 17/10/2018 07:30 AM - 17/10/2018 08:30 AM
  • Solvay Library

Registration of participants & welcome breakfast. Due to the high number of guests expected at the policy keynote session, we would recommend an early arrival at the venue.

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  • 17/10/2018 08:40 AM - 17/10/2018 10:30 AM
  • Solvay Library

Europe & Beyond: where the bioeconomy and circularity meet. A global policy keynote session linked to the EU's Bioeconomy Strategy.

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  • 17/10/2018 10:30 AM - 17/10/2018 11:30 AM
  • Solvay Library

Use this time to reflect on and discuss your impressions from the "Getting the best from the bioeconomy' session. An excellent opportunity to network with industry colleagues, have a one-to-one with policymakers or simply get a breath of fresh air in Brussels' famous Léopold Park.

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  • 17/10/2018 11:30 AM - 17/10/2018 01:05 PM
  • Solvay Library

This session is held in conjunction with RISI - the world's top information source for the forest products industry. We will welcome speakers that tackle how markets for paper for recycling, graphic paper, packaging and bio-nanomaterials are shaping the European bioeconomy.

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  • 17/10/2018 01:10 PM - 17/10/2018 02:10 PM
  • Solvay Library

We invite you to a networking lunch served by J&M catering.

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  • 17/10/2018 02:15 PM - 17/10/2018 05:10 PM
  • Solvay Library

This session will delve deep into how EU-funded technology can help Europe achieve its low-carbon bioeconomy ambitions. The session will be held in conjunction with Provides, a research and innovation project within the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking. It aims to develop Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES) to be used in a new, sustainable and techno-economically feasible pulping technology for wood. The session will be held as part of the final conference of this Horizon 2020 funding project.

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  • 17/10/2018 05:10 PM
  • Solvay Library

Closing the day over an informal drink. CEPI will treat its guests to a celebratory drink. An excellent occasion to wrap up and discuss the events of the day.

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  • 16/10/2018 03:00 PM - 16/10/2018 06:00 PM
  • Solvay Library

The Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award Europe's shortlisted candidates' presentations followed by the award ceremony. The European finalists will be automatically submitted to the International Council of Forest & Paper Association's (ICFPA) global competition for innovative research. Please note that there are only last seats available for this session.

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  • 16/10/2018 02:00 PM - 16/10/2018 03:00 PM
  • Solvay Library

Registration of participants and welcome coffee. We recommend that you arrive early.

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  • 16/10/2018 01:00 PM - 16/10/2018 02:30 PM

All registered press are invited to an attend an informal press briefing over lunch at one of Brussels’ most prestigious restaurants, just a short walking distance from the event venue. CEPI's Director General Sylvain Lhôte will provide an exclusive first-hand insight into industry developments in 2017/18 and what to expect in the year ahead. Upon registration we will contact you directly to confirm your place at the press briefing. For further information please contact Ben Kennard, CEPI's Communications and Media Manager at

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  • 16/10/2018 12:00 PM
  • Solvay Library

Consult or download the detailed programme of Paper & Beyond here.

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We are proud to welcome back StepChange Consulting as a Platinum Sponsor

Learn more about StepChange's work

How to get there

How to reach Paper & Beyond?

From Brussels Airport

By train
You can easily reach all the Brussels stations by a train. Please note that the station located the closest to both the Solvay Library and the Renaissance Hotel, is Brussels Luxembourg (approx. 25 minutes from the airport).

By bus
Bus 12 will take you to Place Luxembourg (40 minute journey).

From Brussels Central Train Station

Bus 38 (direction Heroes) will take you directly to Place Luxembourg (10 minute journey).

From Brussels Luxembourg Train Station/Place Luxembourg 

Solvay Library is located in Parc Leopold just behind the building of the European Parliament. The Renaissance Hotel is in front of Brussels Luxembourg train station.

Travelling by car
You can park your car at:

Forte Dei Marmi Parking
Avenue du Maelbeek 61

Rue de la Loi 19

How to get there How to get there

We are delighted to welcome back Siemens as a gold sponsor


Paper goes digital - Holistic digitalization solutions for the fiber industry Digitalization provides you with various opportunities to sustainably secure your competitiveness across your plant’s entire lifecycle. Learn more here:

We are happy to welcome Ecol Studio as a Gold Sponsor

Ecol Studio

Ecol Studio is successfully involved in the realms of occupation al health and safety, and of environment and product quality, with distinctive competences as far as services and markets, specialized in training, consultancy and testing. The Italian company with 35 years of experience in the paper and board field, has 2 sites in Europe (Sweden-UK) and is an international reference point for the paper industry and its supply chain. Learn more here:


Looking for accommodation for Paper & Beyond, 2018?
Below you'll find a list of hotels nearby Solvay Library.

Place Jourdan 1,
1040 Bruxelles

Aloft Brussels Schuman
Place Jean Rey,
1040 Bruxelles

Renaissance Hotel
Rue de Parnasse 19
1050 Brussels

Radisson Red
Rue d'Idalie 35,
1050 Brussels
Hotel Hotel

We are happy to welcome back Archroma as a Gold Sponsor


Sponsor Paper & Beyond

Become a sponsor and receive major exposure during the event!
Why become a sponsor?

  • Join the most innovative industry leaders
  • Build long-lasting networks
  • Be part of the discussion on industry's future
  • Expand your business opportunities and meet industry figures

More details about the sponsorship packages are available here.
Sponsor Paper & Beyond

About us

CEPI, the organiser of Paper & Beyond, is the pan-European association representing the forest fibre and paper industry.

Through its 18 national associations CEPI gathers 495 companies operating more than 900 pulp and paper mills across Europe producing paper, cardboard, pulp and other bio-based products. CEPI represents 22% of world production, €82 billion of annual turnover to the European economy and directly employs more than 177,000 people.

From forest fibre technology to advance paper design the industry currently invests 5.5 billion annually and is a leader of the low carbon circular bioeconomy transition. CEPI’s 2050 ‘Investment Roadmap’ outlines the industry’s vision to advance this transformation in Europe through value creation and decarbonisation.

Learn more about CEPI here.
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