Paper Days

“The UMPPF provides us access to students/graduates who have a solid education, who know about our industry, and who have work experience in mills or with vendors who support our operations.”

-Dale Wibberly, Human Resource Manager Sappi North America  

Where industry connections are made.

Our annual Paper Days event brings students, donors, pulp and paper industry leaders and employers, UMaine faculty and Foundation staff together for two days of networking and special events.

This extraordinary event kicks off with a panel breakfast, followed by guest speakers, entertainment, industry panel discussion and keynote. The two-day event concludes with social hour and banquet dinner attended by all.

2021 Paper Days

This year’s event was virtual in order to protect the health and safety of faculty, staff, students and attendees. Links to the streaming presentations for both April 6th and 7th are below.

April 6th Presentations:    

  • Corporate Member Presentation: 0:00-10:35 
  • Live Intro: 10:35-15:40
  • Sustainability Panel Presentations: 15:40 – 53:40
  • Live Q&A and Wrap: 53:40 – 1:12:20


April 7th Presentations:

  • Student TREE Trip Panel: 11:00 – 36:20
  • Forest Industry Trends: 36:20 – 1:07:20
  • Annual Meeting: 1:08:30 – 1:37:00
  • Banquet Presentations: 1:51:40 – 3:03:40
  • Live Wrap: 3:03:40 – 3:08:40

2021 Paper Days 

Date: April 6-7, 2021

Location: Virtual (Links to the event emailed to registered guests)

Keynote Speaker:  Mark Kowlzan, CEO, Packaging Corporation of America

Guest speaker:   Joe Clark, Global Sales Manager at Forest2Market, Inc.

Sustainability panelists: 

Moderator: Barb Hamilton – Global Head of Digital Operations, Siemens
Beth Cormier – Vice President, R&D and Sustainability, Sappi
Dave Sirois – Director of Marketing, Global Board and Packaging, Nalco Water
Stewart Van Horn – V.P. of Operational Excellence & Sustainability, J.D. Irving Limited

Click here for the Agenda


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