April 18, 2018 – Tissue World Miami 2018 — North America’s largest gathering of the global tissue industry — concluded on a successful note at the Miami Beach Convention Center on March 23, 2018. This was the ninth edition of the four-day conference (March 20-23) and trade show (March 21-23) to be held in North America and the eighth time the event has been held in South Florida.
The exhibition attracted more than 200 companies from 21 countries to showcase the latest products, services and technologies in the tissue manufacturing business on the 125,000-square-foot show floor. Exhibiting companies hailed from Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, South Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Portugal, Republic of Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States. A total of 1687 participants visited the trade show across the 3 days.
More than 50 experts from across the tissue business’ value and supply chains shared industry insights and expert knowledge during the four-day conference, themed “When Best in Class Isn’t Good Enough: Identifying Hidden Dynamics to Optimize Business Performance,” the innovative program for Business and Management Day on March 21focused on understanding global interdependencies, identifying the dynamics of a mature tissue industry and exploring the fast-moving trends influencing the North American — and, by extension, the global — economy.
In addition to current industry dynamics, business drivers such as shifts in global trade, Big Data integration, economic and population trends were critically examined, providing attendees a comprehensive understanding of the state of the contemporary tissue industry.
The coveted Tissue World Magazine Mill Awards were presented at Tissue World Miami’s Gala Dinner on March 21. Resolute Forest Products (Calhoun Pulp, Paper and Tissue Operations) received the Most Energy-Aware Mill Award, Essity took the Best Tissue Marketing Strategy Award, and Cascades Pro was named first runner-up in the marketing category.
“This was a special show for Tissue World, as we celebrated the event’s 25th anniversary and the return to Miami after four years,” said Agnes Gehot, deputy event director for Tissue World. “The feedback we have received from attendees, delegates and exhibitors has been resoundingly positive, and Tissue World Miami 2018 was an unqualified success.”