The upcoming seminar is one of Mondi's customer service tools for enhancing the mutual understanding of containerboard and corrugated packaging production. "The more we know, the better our conclusions and decision-making processes can be," remarks Marek Motylewski, Technical Customer Service and Marketing Manager at the Świecie mill, the creator and host of the popular seminar series.
This year's 3-day workshop has a special focus on the future of corrugated board and packaging production. Its subject matter will therefore attract both first-time attendees and those who have participated in previous seminars. One area of particular interest is information technology, in which further vigorous developments are anticipated. Leading companies offering board quality control systems have been invited to present their views. The seminar will also make interesting comparisons between traditional and digital printing techniques, and look at the latest developments with the aid of leading companies in this field. Machine clothing manufacturers will present the audience with new solutions for improving drying effectiveness. In addition, Mondi's leading practitioners will be sharing best practice in their disciplines.
The deadline for registration is 1 August 2014. Detailed information and an online registration form are available at www.mondigroup.com/seminar14.
The first seminar was organised in 2002 in response to growing demand for understanding the needs of the paper industry and the corrugated packaging production segment. Mondi has since developed the concept and, in the meantime, more than 1,500 participants have taken advantage of the seminar series.
The following personal opinions of former visitors bear testimony to its great success:
Mr. Lukasz Necki, Radomsko Plant Manager for Aquila, is a frequent attendee of Mondi's seminar. He first attended the workshop after learning of its good reputation and the series has exceeded all his expectations. "The seminar is a great event, a wonderful occasion to meet people from the industry, to exchange opinions and experience, and to absorb a lot of knowledge."
His compatriot Mr. Jedrzej Leciej, Strategic Procurement Manager for TFP, attends Mondi's seminars regularly. He appreciates the friendly atmosphere and the high level of know-how, which he regards as the basis and the heart of the seminars. "Here we can meet and talk to people who are important for our industry. Nowhere else can you learn more important details about paper, board and packaging production in such a short and pleasant way. Moreover, the agenda is not limited to paper, but also covers machinery developments, market needs, analyses of the past, and forecasts for the coming years." At this year's seminar, he is looking forward to gathering more food for thought to initiate further discussion and action back home.
Among the previous participants from overseas, Mexican Mr. Cristo Plascencia, Paper Purchasing Manager for Grupo Tensa, welcomes the insight provided by news from the paper industry, and the opportunity to share knowledge with like-minded people from all over the world. "What I really like, in addition to the seminar content," he says, "is the get-together after a tough day at the workshop. To get acquainted with the Polish culture, food and music, and to talk in such a pleasant atmosphere with colleagues about the seminar's topics, completes the perfect stay."