The Forum for Paper Innovation: ASPI 2018 Spring Meeting
February 28 – March 2, 2018 – Hollywood, FL
Join industry CEOs, supplier industry leaders and customers at the ASPI 2018 Spring Meeting! The relaxed, informal environment is perfect for learning what’s on the horizon for paper innovation, plus plenty of opportunity for networking. The program schedule includes presentations, activities, meetings and more.
Executives from U.S. companies that manufactured and sold process machinery, parts and components to the U.S. pulp and paper industry founded the Pulp & Paper Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (PPMMA) in 1933. The small group of executives and owners met annually during Paper Week with the goal to promote high standards in manufacturing, marketing and occupational safety. In the 1980s the name changed to the American Paper Machinery Association and membership grew to include international companies. The focus of the Association also moved to the more general sale and supply of a wide range of technically differentiated products and services.
With the evolution of the form and structure of the suppliers to the industry, the name of the Association again changed in 2003 to the Association of the Suppliers to the Paper Industry (ASPI).Today, ASPI is a global organization with a North American focus; approximately half of membership is foreign based and more than 80% of members have a material percentage of their business outside North America. ASPI’s membership is also very diverse and includes companies that supply the industry a wide range of paper innovation, products and services.
ASPI is managed by TAPPI, a leading non-profit association for the pulp, paper, packaging, and converting industries. However, ASPI is an independent association that uses TAPPI’s Association Management Services. Colleen Walker, TAPPI Technical Director, currently serves as Director of Membership Relations of ASPI. ASPI is a non-profit 501(C3) association