February 2019

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2019 Spring Meeting 

Recap from 2018 Fall Customer Alignment Meeting with GPI


Meet ASPI Officers & BOD 


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 Last Call for Spring Meeting Registration!


Each spring, ASPI brings together leaders from a wide range of pulp, paper, and packaging industry suppliers to further their knowledge about how best to serve industry customers. The 2019 Spring Meeting will be held February 20 - 22 in Sarasota, FL. The meeting venue will be the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota. 

Experience the ASPI difference for yourself! Plan on attending ASPI's 2019 Spring Meeting and build stronger relationships with your customers and other supplier industry executives. See you soon!


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 Recap From 2018 Customer Alignment Meeting with GPI


Fall Meeting Content Impresses Attendees

ASPI's 11th Customer Alignment meeting received strong marks from attendees, who were impressed with the high level of customer access the meeting format provides. Hosted by Graphic Packaging International (GPI), the 2018 ASPI Fall Customer Alignment Meeting took place in Atlanta, GA this past October. "Very good exchange of ideas; extremely valuable to me as a supplier looking to break into GPI," noted one attendee on the survey collected at the meeting's conclusion. "Very good opportunity to interact with other suppliers and Graphic Packaging key personnel," noted another attendee.


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The Trade War Threat Looms


Editor's Note: This article was originally published in the Jan/Feb 2019 issue of Paper360° and is reprinted here, with permission, for ASPI Members who may have missed it. 

Trade issues and pulp dominated discussions during the final two days of RISI's annual North American forest products outlook conference, held in San Francisco, CA, in October.After opening with a look at the future of the wood products market, day two's theme was: Cost and Supply Chain Challenges for Pulp, Paper, and Beyond.


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ASPI's volunteer officers are committed to providing the leadership and planning that will create the highest value of membership possible through maximizing opportunities for networking and knowledge acquisition that will lead to improved industry performance. ASPI strives to provide unparalleled customer engagement to its members, with strict compliance to ASPI's antitrust policy.


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Members of the ASPI Board of Directors at the Fall, 2018 meeting, from left: Steve Grandchamp, Darren Lett, Tony Fandetti, Carl Luhrmann, Lynn Townsend-White, Rocky Matuska, Carl Howe, and Brian Hiltunen. Not pictured: David Buchanan, Bo Gilbert, Mike Grey, and Keith Kemp.


Jan Bottiglieri
Editor, ASPI Newsletter

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