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Speakers announced for Market Outlook Forum

Wednesday, 04 September 2013
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Printing Industries Association of Australia president Bill Healey has been named as one of the speakers at the 2013 Australasian Printing and Writing Papers market Outlook Forum to be held on November 18, at the Bayview in Melbourne. 

The Forum will have topics covering market volumes and prices for all major grades of printing and communication papers, latest market trends, opportunities for printed media, changes to corporate and government procurement requirements, emerging sustainability challenges and panel discussions on the issues that will decide the near term future of paper markets.

List of speakers at the 2013 Australasian Printing and Writing Papers market Outlook Forum:

Bill Healey

Bill Healey, CEO, Printing Industries Association of Australia, will speak on the changing role of printed media and communications and the relationship between printers and paper makers and suppliers.

Kellie Northwood, executive director of the Australian Catalogue Association, and national manager of Two Sides Australia.

Yvonne Laycy, manager, Sustainable Supply Chain Management (SSCM), Enterprise Sourcing, Investments & Business Partnering, Group Service at Westpac has been invited.

  • Stephen Gates, managing director, ARPIL Australia
  • Andrew McKean, vice president of sales, marketing and logistics, Norske Skog Australasia
  • Julian Mathers, general manager of Supply Chain, Australian Paper
  • Tim Woods, managing director, IndustryEdge
  • Joseph Capurso, currency analyst, Commonwealth Bank Australia
  • Mick Stephens, manager of strategic policy, Australian Forest Products Association
  • Edward Baral, head of merchandising – office products, Australia and New Zealand, Staples Australia

There are discussions with several further potential speakers, including a leading economic forecaster.

On procurement, IndustryEdge are awaiting for advice from the new Government about a representative from policy makers, probably from the Department of Sustainability, Environment and Water who have recently announced new policy on post consumer content for recycled paper.

Kellie Northwood

A programme will shortly be available on the Forum website and speaker bios are being prepared.

The Printing Industries Association of Australia (PIAA) has just confirmed it will join with the other associations to co-host the Forum. Now members of PIAA, APIA, AFPA and Appita can all receive the specially discounted registration fee of $250 plus GST.

Print21 has joined IndustryEdge as the official media partner for the Forum, strengthening the Forum’s focus on the future of print and paper.

To maximise participation, registration for the Forum costs just $250 plus GST for IndustryEdge subscribers or members of the co-host industry organisations. Others may register for just $500 plus GST. As part of our support for our industry, we have kept the registration fee low and now we need your support in the form of registrations!

You can complete the attached registration form or go to to register.

The Forum will be held on November 18, at the Bayview in Melbourne.

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