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.

Unfortunately this year’s event has been postponed in order to protect the health and safety of faculty, staff and students. Please check this page or our social media channels for updated information.

2021 Paper Days 

April 6-7, 2021

Location: Wells Conference Center, UMaine

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

Afternoon guest speakers: 

Dr. Kimberly Jackson, Founder & Principal at Coach Kimberly International
Pete Coutu, Vice President of Sales 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


UMaine Pulp + Paper Foundation


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