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, is now open.
You can now register for a regular fee of  EUR 650.

Tickets for employees of European institutions and national representations, journalists and students are free of charge, although registration is still required.

You can register here.

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

Learn more about StepChange's work


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

The Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award Europe's shortlisted canditates' presentations followed by the award ceremony. The European finalists will be automatically submitted to the International Council of Forest & Paper Associations (ICFPA) global competition for innovative research.

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  • 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 high level policy session, we recommend early arrival to the venue.

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  • 17/10/2018 08:30 AM - 17/10/2018 10:00 AM
  • Solvay Library

Paper & Beyond: where the bioeconomy and circularity meet. A high level session linked to the EU's Bioeconomy Strategy joined by a high level EU representative.

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  • 17/10/2018 10:00 AM - 17/10/2018 11:00 AM
  • Solvay Library

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

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  • 17/10/2018 11:00 AM - 17/10/2018 12:30 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 12:30 PM - 17/10/2018 02:00 PM
  • Solvay Library

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

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  • 17/10/2018 02:00 PM - 17/10/2018 05:00 PM
  • Solvay Library

This session will delve deep into how EU-funded technology can help Europe achieve its low carbon bioeconomy ambitions. This session will be held in conjunction with ProviDES, a research and innovation project within the Biobased Industries Initiative. 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 05:00 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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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:


This year we are partnering with Renaissance Hotel in Brussels.

For booking your room with a special rate, please follow this link.

The rate is available from now until 31 August, nevertheless we recommend booking asap to guarantee your room.

Please note, that all costs are covered by the participants.

Renaissance Hotel
Rue de Parnasse 19
1050 Brussels
Hotel Hotel

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

We are happy to welcome back Archroma as a Gold Sponsor


How to get there

How to reach Paper & Beyond?

From Brussels Airport

By train
You can easily reach all the Brussels stations with 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 in around 40 minutes.

From Brussels Central

Bus 38 direction Heroes will take you directly to Place Luxembourg in around 10 minutes.

From Brussels Luxembourg/Place Luxembourg 

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

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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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