LUCCA, Italy, March 20, 2014 (Press Release) - The first edition of "The roads of Tissue" is coming, the international meeting on the tissue paper sector organized by the Technology and Passion Club. A panel discussion with managers and entrepreneurs of European and non-European companies, an exhibition of unusual and unique products from different countries of the world, an exhibition on the history of tissue handkerchiefs and the Prize Giving Ceremony of university excellences will be part of the meeting, on Friday, May 23rd.
The event will take place at the prestigious location of the Auditorium St. Francesco, in the heart of the historic centre of Lucca and at the headquarters of the Club, the Giuseppe Lazzareschi Foundation.
A unique opportunity at international level, to meet, learn and discuss about different realities of the tissue paper industry, emphasize the excellence of each production and distribution system, with the aim of highlighting innovation, curiosity and peculiarities. An interesting opportunity of relationship between persons of this industrial sector, which will give an opportunity also to analyze the data of the paper district of Lucca that holds about 80 % of the national production of tissue paper and 17% of the European production.
HOST COUNTRIES of this first edition will be Japan, Nigeria, Arab Countries (Abu Dhabi) and Hungary. Managers and CEOs of the major tissue companies of the host countries as speakers, who will exchange opinions in a round table discussion, moderated by the British presenter Jonathan Roberts, with the possibility of intervention by the public, in an interesting cross-cultural exchange. An overview of world production, the most consumed products, curiosities and peculiarities of foreign markets and their distribution systems. A unique exhibition of products coming directly from the host countries will be the background of the meeting which will show curiosities and peculiarities related to their markets.
The day will also provide the opportunity to reward the winners of a yearly contest promoted and financed by the Club. The "CLUB T&P Study Award" is aimed to young graduates in various fields of engineering in different Italian universities. The Club's president, Mr Massimo Franzaroli, will deliver to the top three winners, selected by a special committee, a cash prize together with the opportunity to access to a company internship. A special prize will be also granted to an interesting new patent in the paper industry.
80 YEARS IN OUR POCKETS - The history and the evolution of the tissue pocket handkerchief.
From 9th to 23rd of May the Club headquarter - the Giuseppe Lazzareschi Foundation - will host an exhibition on the history of tissue handkerchiefs. Result of the passion of the collector Silvio Fioravanti, the collection boasts more than 13 thousand pieces, from 78 nations, from the earliest models (1930-1940) to the latest news. At the end of 2013 the collection entered into the "Guinness World Records " as the largest collection of packages of handkerchiefs in the world.