PWC 2020 - Wednesday February 5

7:00 - 9:00 / Mill Managers’ Roundtable - Safety

Room: Mc Gill
Chair: Paul Falardeau, Mill Manager, Resolute FP – Alma

Safety – what’s trending: an overview of new approaches in Safety, and roundtable on recent experiences and initiatives in each mill

By invitation only

8:30 - 10:00

Papermaking Technical session

Room: Saint-Denis
Session Chair: Javad Saberian, Kruger

8:30 "The Importance of Balancing Paper Machine Hood Air Systems", Lawrence Yane, Enerquin Air
9:00 "Toscotec’s dryer section rebuild: the in-depth analysis of a case history", Fabrizio Charrier, Toscotec
9:30 "Thermocompressor Applications in Paper Drying", Mike Soucy, Kadant

Management session

Room: Notre-Dame

"Optimizing communication between team members and getting better collaboration and leadership results"
 Annie Boilard, President, Réseau d’Annie
Training Specialist– Strategic Planning & Organizational Development

Bleaching Technical session

Room: Mansfield
Session Chair: Michael Kjerulf, Ecolab

8:30 "Designing a Bleach Plant Control Solution where raw material changes affect Pulp Bleachability of the stock", Michael Doucet, BTG
9:00 "Screening – Are you getting the best out of your screen room?", Marc-Alexandre Nickner, Valmet
9:30 "Bleach Plant focused Effluent Improvements, Past, Present and Future", Jason Smith, Irving

10:00 - 10:30 / Networking in Tradeshow

10:30 - 12:00

Papermaking Technical session

Room: Saint-Denis
Session Chair: Frédéric Parent, FPInnovations

10:30 "Roquette Pea starch VECTOR® N-735", Lucie Mandanici , Quadra Chemicals
11:00 "Surface application of MFC", Marc Foulger, Valmet
11:30 "Green ASA Technology", Elisabeth Lackinger-Csarmann, Kemira Austria

Management session

Room: Notre-Dame
Session Chair: Michel Bertrand, Domtar

10:30 "Challenges of training a new employee in your department", Sean McKinley, Irving Paper
11:00 "Performance Improvement: the Hoshin Kanri (or True North) approach to reduce the gap between strategic planning and mill operations", Martin Carignan, Difference Consulting
11:30 "Digital Twin Solutions for Industry 4.0", William Thomas, DataMasters

Pulping Technical session

Room: Mansfield
Session Chair: Dan Davies, Evonik

10:30 "Alkaline oxidation method for producing dissolving pulp for textile fibres", Hanna Hörhammer, VTT
11:00 "Fibre Species and Chip Classification:Effects on Yield, Kappa, and Strength", Ralph Lunn, Mercer Celgar
11:30 "Implementation of NORAM’s CellchemTM Sulphur Burner at a Canadian Pulp Mill", Shane VanCaeseele, NORAM


Room: Place du Canada

Luncheon Panel: Experienced workforce and younger generations – are their aspirations that different?

The need to renew the industry’s workforce is widely agreed upon as one of the key challenges of the forest industry today. Considering the fact that we have about four generations in the workforce at the same time, each with distinct values, aspirations, habits, shaping events and outlook for the future, can we harness and benefit from the opportunities presented by this level of diversity?
This panel will look at how the industry can better take advantage of the combined experiences of the different generations of its workforce while providing insight on attracting and retaining the newer generations.

The panel will be moderated by Mr. Karl Moore Ph.D., McGill University, a decorated Management professor, Author and Interviewer. 


karl mooreKarl Moore Ph.D.
McGill University

lunadessbesell 2Luana Dessbesell, Ph.D.
Biorefinery and Supply Chain Specialist 
EnVertis Consulting Inc. / Polytechnique Montreal

kbuckmanKathy Buckman Gibson
CEO and President, KBG Technologies
Board Member, Buckman

Kevin Lyrette
Directeur stratégique des ressources humaines / Strategic HR Manager
Kruger Inc.

13:15 - 13:30 / Coffee and Dessert in Tradeshow

13:30 - 15:00

Papermaking Roundtable

Room: Saint-Denis
Session Chair: Justin Charron, Irving Paper

Kick-off presentation by Lincoln Esau, Irving Paper
"PM1 Return to 4-Setters GreenBelt"

Table ronde Management (session en français)

Room: Crescent
Session Chair: Stephane Lamoureux, Kruger

Gestion de la performance

Table ronde sur le déploiement de l’approche Hoshin Kanri (ou True North) afin de réduire l‘écart entre la planification stratégique et l’opération des usines et en gestion du changement.

Pierre a longtemps travaillé comme surintendant dans l’industrie papetière et par la suite travaillé à implanter des systèmes d’amélioration continue à la société des casinos, puis à la STL. Grâce entre autre a son parcours dans le secteur papetier, Pierre pourra faire des parallèles précis de cette approche avec les usines de pâtes et papiers.

Animateur: Pierre Bincette, Conseiller en amélioration continue Société de transport de Laval (STL)

Co-animateur : Martin Carignan, Difference Consulting

Pulping session

Room: Mansfield
Session Chair: Dan Davies, Evonik

13:30 "Cleanflow Technology for Green and White Liquor Filtration", Rohan BandekarNoram
14:00 "Results and Benefits of Novel Advanced Process Control System implementation at Kraft pulp mill", Vivek Rajbhandari, Texo
14:30 "Recovery and Causticizing Plant Control and Optimization Using Fundamental Measurements", Thanh Trung, FITNIR Analyzers Inc. 

15:00 - 15:30 / Networking in Tradeshow

15:30 - 17:00

Papermaking Roundtable

Room: Saint-Denis
Session Chair: Justin Charron, Irving Paper

Kick-off presentation by Javad Saberian, Kruger / Frédéric Parent, FPInnovations
"Addressing Curl of Paper & Paperboard- Few Case Studies"

Mill Innovation Projects

Room: Notre-Dame
Session Chair: Dan Davies, Evonik

15:30 "Improving Drying Capacity of PM1", Koowar Singh, Mercer Celgar & Craig Walker, Newberg Turbo Paper Group 
16:00 "Port Hawkerbury on a considerable energy savings project for their TMP process", Joe Allen, Port Hawkesbury Paper LP
16:30 "Energy optimization in TMP mills", Hakim Ghezzaz, CanmetENERGY

Table ronde Management (session en français)

Room: Crescent
Session Chair: Paul Falardeau, Produits Forestiers Résolu

Transfert des connaissances

Table ronde sur les meilleures pratiques en transfert des connaissances et des apprentissages, et du développement des compétences.

Animatrice: Isabelle Brault, Conseillère gestion du savoir-faire et compétences, Hydro-Québec 

Co-animatrice: Carole Marti,  Conseillère en gestion des connaissances, Hydro-Québec 

17:00 - 18:30 / NETWORKING RECEPTION in Tradeshow

About Us

PAPTAC is a Canadian-based non-profit organization, dedicated to improving the technical and professional capabilities of its members worldwide, and to the advancement of the pulp and paper industry.


For general information about the conference, including registration, please contact us at:

  [email protected]  
  (514) 392-0265
  (514) 392-0369