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The 'Nuit du Papier' photos are available

If you participated in the ‘Nuit du Papier’ and the Pap'Awards 2024 and would like to see the photos for your personal or professional use or for marketing purposes, the photos are now available online at : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/13gOCaQAifB9igjux7trHc7SHcNeGEwdA?usp=share_link.


Thank you to all the participants who made Thursday evening, April 4th at the Maison de l'Industrie in Paris such a success! For all those who would like to participate in next year’s ‘La Nuit du Papier,’ note the date: Thursday, April 3, 2025!

Published on 18/04/2024

The 2nd Nuit du Papier organized by Pap'Argus was a great success!

29 prizes were awarded during the Nuit du Papier ceremony which took place at the Maison de l'Industrie, place Saint-Germain des Prés in Paris. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to the numerous participants who came to support the Pap'Argus team which organized this event animated by Jean Poncet, editor of Pap'Argus, an event which highlighted all the sector innovations.

Published on 11/04/2024

Rendez-vous at the Paris Book Festival from April 12th-14th, 2024

Pierre-Yves Bérenguer, an event specialist, will succeed Jean-Baptiste Passé as the Paris Book Festival Director at the end of the next show. It will be held from April 12th to 14th, at the Grand Palais Éphémère, with Québec as guest of honor. What will be happening? There will be book signings, readings, interviews, and debates along with around 800 francophone and international authors present at the show. This event was created in 1981 by the ‘Syndicat national de l'édition.’


Published on 28/03/2024

The 4th Special Edition Luxe Pack will be held on June 7th and 8th in Paris

Note down/ Book June 7th and 8th in Paris for Luxe Pack ‘s Special Edition. For its 4th edition, the only tradeshow in France dedicated to eco-designed packaging, continues its green path and confirms its double ambition which is to position itself as a reference for packaging manufacturers, by promoting sustainable packaging innovation for all types of industries (perfume/ cosmetics, wines and spirits, delicatessen, fashion, leather goods, etc.). Not only that, but it will also deliver high value-added content for all brands, whatever their level of advancement in eco-design thinking. The event will host 79 exhibitors selected for their expertise in eco-design of sustainable packaging. The leaders in the manufacture of luxury packaging will be there along with 30% of new international players. This will guarantee visitors a panel of packaging solutions designed with environmental concern such as lightening, refillable, ‘clean’ finishing. And new this year there will be a “Startups Packaging” space which will welcome young companies that develop innovative alternatives, and whose DNA is to create a new circular economy by using renewable resources to manufacture new materials and products.

Published on 07/03/2024

The 2nd Night of Paper  (La Nuit du Papier) and Pap'Awards 2024 will be held in April 2024

With all the dreary news of late, we’ve got some good news to share! The 2nd ‘Nuit du Papier’ will be held on April 4th, 2024 in Paris. We will hand out the Pap'Awards 2024 during this gala evening, which is a friendly and networking night. Something new this year, you can compete directly. To complete the online application, click here. You can already reserve your spot at the ’Nuit du Papier’ at a very early bird rate by contacting Jean Poncet, jean.poncet@mpmedias.com  

Published on 09/11/2023

The beginning of January will be animated with the Paris Packaging week !

See you at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles for the Paris Packaging Week on January 17 & 18, 2024. Through ADF, PCD, PLD and Packaging Première, you will have the opportunity to meet more than 650 suppliers. For the record, PCD is dedicated to the beauty market, Packaging Première to the luxury products market, PLD to the high-end beverage sector and ADF to the aerosol industry and distributors. Don’t miss the biggest  packaging innovation tradeshow !

Published on 12/10/2023

A look back at an unprecedented Pap'Argus conference !

The last edition of the Pap'Argus conference was a unique setting on the Procédés Chénel premises, very appropriate for the paper and board sector! The participants were surrounded by the company’s paper creations. After a presentation of the geopolitical situation by Jean-Pierre Brice (Gageo) and an overall view of the paper and board market by Jean Poncet, various stakeholders in the sector followed one another. Special mention to our two dynamic and positive Agent Paper speakers, who showed how a printing company could diversify and continue to advance by reinventing its model.

Published on 05/10/2023

Luxe Pack Monaco: the big luxury packaging event

The prestigious Luxe Pack Monaco show will be held from Oct 2nd to Oct 4th, 2023. This year’s event will gather more than 470 exhibitors at the Grimaldi forum. There will be 50 new companies exhibiting. Luxe Pack Monaco is the place to be to meet experts and discover new products thanks to its rich program of conferences, exclusive product launches, and special animated events.

Published on 28/09/2023

Success of Labelexpo Europe in Brussels

After 4 years of absence, the label tradeshow was held in Brussels from 11 to 14 September and was a well-deserved success before heading to Barcelona for its next edition in September 2025. Digital printing is of course always the spearhead of the sector alone or in «hybrid» with conventional presses. And the same goes for the finishing that increasingly switches to digital. Materials were also in the spotlight at Avery Dennison, Fedrigoni or UPM Raflatac stands to name a few. A small mention for Polyart who presented a new Wine and Spirits portfolio of papers and synthetic papers that resist scratches and an extended stay in an ice bucket.

Published on 15/09/2023

To our readers

Unless there is breaking news, Pap’Argus’ weekly newsletter in English will be back with more market news on Thursday, September 7th, 2023. Have a nice summer!

Published on 06/07/2023

A successful first "Nuit du Papier"

On June 6th, the CNA Cercle Saint-Augustin in Paris 8th was ‘the place to be!’ Nearly a hundred people from the paper/ board/ printing industry participated in the first ‘Night of Paper’ organized by Pap'Argus and animated by Jean Poncet, editor in chief. Organized in honor of the 400th issue of the magazine, it was also the occasion of the first Pap'Awards. Out of 66 nominees in 18 categories, 21 companies received awards (three categories tied). Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to all the participants! See you next year for the second Pap'Awards ceremony.

Published on 15/06/2023

Antalis Launches Creative Power Tour

In an increasingly digital world, choosing paper is a creative act and selecting the right paper can make all the difference. With this in mind, Antalis announced the Creative Power Tour to meets its customers, printers, graphic designers, advertisers and creatives in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Antalis invites them to celebrate the art of paper and (re)discover its famous Olin brands, Keaykolour, Conqueror, Rives and Curious through artistic workshops led by a silhouetter, origamist, watercolourist, or novelist.


Here are the first dates of  Antalis’ Creative Power Tour:


- September 14th, 2023 = > Pavillon Gabriel: 5 Av. Gabriel, 75008 Paris

- September 21st, 2023 => Little Atlantique Brewer: 23 Bd de Chantenay, 44100 Nantes

- September 26th, 2023= > Paper district: Fabrieksstraat 55/59, 1930 Zaventem, Belgium

- October 5th, 2023> The Museum of Fine Arts: 20 Pl. des Terreaux, 69001 Lyon

- October 24th, 2023 = > A'DAM Toren: Overhoeksplein 1, 1031 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Published on 15/06/2023

Time to open up your calendars! Write down the next MP Medias events! 

At MP Medias, we are about more than just magazines, there are also events! Following on the heels of a very successful 1st edition of ‘La Nuit du Papier,’ which took place on June 6th in Paris, our traditional ‘Entretiens de Honfleur,’ from Thursday, June 22nd June (2pm) to Friday, June 23 Jun (2pm), with CSR as its theme along with how to benefit internally and externally. As the regular attendees know, Thursday evening’s oysters and white wine event will be held at the Maison Bleue on the Old Port. It is a great moment to connect, get up to date and network with other professionals, just before the summer holidays.  

Last but not least, just after BTS, the Pap'Argus conference will take place on September 19th, around the theme of Paper & board - materials of the future: new applications and uses (innovations, novelties...). A month later, on October 17th, the “Liquides & Conditionnement” conference will be held, centered around the impact of 3R’s on the beverage sector. Save the dates! 

Published on 08/06/2023

The 5th edition of the All for Content  tradeshow will be held on June 6th & 7th in Paris

This show will bring together all the new solutions to succeed in brand content and expertise to drive its content strategy. 60 exhibitors will offer tools and solutions. More than 13,000 visitors, brands and content architects will be present.  What’s on the agenda?  There will be 30 conferences, 35 workshops, 2 thematic lunches and an evening bringing together the best experts in brand content. For more information, come to the New Cap Event Center, 1/3 Quai de Grenelle 75015 Paris, on June 6th & 7th!

Published on 05/06/2023

Don’t miss the "Nuit du Papier" awards and dinner on June 6th in Paris

Who will win one of the 18 Pap'Awards that will be given out for the first time during the ‘Nuit du Papier’ on June 6th? The Pap’Awards include products and companies from the premium and luxury world, such as the Pap'Award for the cosmetic pack circularity, or the best innovation in Graphic Arts or luxury packaging.  Don’t miss this event starting at 6pm with welcome drinks, where the biggest names in the paper and board sector will be present!

To register, send an email to a.collins@mpmedias.com  or jean.poncet@mpmedias.com  or call Alicia Collins at +33 665 21 37 11 and Jean Poncet at +33 614 27 47 70.

Published on 05/06/2023

'Les Ateliers' : a new feature for the 2023 Special Edition by Luxe Pack

The Special Edition Luxe Pack 2023 conference which will take place in Paris (Carreau du Temple) on June 7th & 8th, will have something new this year – 'Les Ateliers' (Workshops) area. The aim is to further strengthen interactivity and exchanges between professionals through small gatherings. The program, including debate topics, is already online. Speakers include Géraldine Poivert of The (Re)Set Company who will discuss resources, Eva Lagarde ofReSources.co on environmental communication, and Marianne Guiot ofADEME on re-use.

Published on 18/05/2023

Don't miss out on 2 important events in Paris on Tuesday, June 6th: the L&C Conference and "La Nuit du Papier!"

Pap'Argus is a partner of two events on the same day, Tuesday, June 6th in Paris! The day will start off with the magazine Liquides & Conditionnement (another magazine from the Premium&Luxe publishing house) holding its annual conference concerning the impact of the 3R’s, along with solutions, costs and environmental benefits of new environnmental regulations that disrupt the entire beverage sector, in particular, Wines & Spirits.

In the early evening the first ever Pap'Awards will reward products, initiatives, creations and achievements that highlight paper and board in all its forms. It will be followed by the “La Nuit du Papier” cocktail and a dinner. All events will take place in Paris 8th at the CNA Cercle Saint-Augustin.

In both cases, to participate and to register, contact Sylvie Hubert at 02 31 98 82 65 or s.hubert@mpmedias.com

Published on 04/05/2023

Here are the "Nuit du Papier" Pap'Awards nominees !

Hot off the press! The list of nominees for the first ‘Nuit du Papier’ organized by Pap'Argus has just been announced! Come celebrate the 400th edition of Pap'Argus on June 6th in Paris during a beautiful evening that will begin with a cocktail and will be followed by a gala dinner. Remember to reserve your table by clicking here ! 

Pap'Award for Circularity

DS Smith (Carrefour XXL Toy) Epson (PaperLab) Gascogne (Gascogreen Nature'all) UPM (Insulation label waste)


Pap'Award for Circularity in Food Packaging:

CEE Schisler Packaging (Alternative plastic bags) Hinojosa (Packaging 100% recyclable, Food Service) Mondi (Iceland in barrier paper) Saica (Barquettes Potatoes de Bretagne Zéro Impack)


Pap'Award for Circularity in Cosmetic Packaging:

Albéa and Garnier (EcoFusion Top Cap and Cardboard Tube) Albéa (Metamorphosis premium paper-based pressable bottle) Procos and Patyca (Box)


Pap'Award for Packaging, Printing and Converting - Category Conventional process:

Bobst (Bobst Connect) Comexi (F2 Origin) Dupont (Plates Cyrel Lightning) Hubergroup (Inks MGA Food news and MGA Evolution)


Pap'Award for Packaging, Printing and Converting - Category Digital Process:

Domino (X630I) Durst (P5 250 WT) EFI Nozomi (14000 LED) HP (Digital Press HP Indigo V12) Kento Digital Printing (Kento Hybrid) Xeikon (IDERA)


Pap'Award for Packaging, Printing and Converting - Category Finishing:

Ranpack (Cut'it Evo) Scodix (Scodix Ultra 6000)


Pap'Award for Printing and Finishing in Graphic Arts - Category Conventional Process:

Heidelberg (Speedmaster SX 102) Koenig&Bauer (Rapida 106 X) Komori (Lithrone G)


Pap'Award for Printing and Finishing in Graphic Arts - Category Digital Process:

Canon (Canon VarioPRINT iX sheet to sheet) MGI Konica Minolta (Alphajet with MGI) Xerox (V280)


Pap'Award for Printing and finishing in Graphic Arts - Category Finishing:

Highcon (Highcon Euclid 5C) SEI Laser (Laser Cutting PaperOne 5000)


Pap'Award for Sustainable Development Initiative:

Andritz (CircleToZero zero emissions and zero waste) Citeo/CTP (Eco-design) Gondardennes (Decarbonation) Paprec Energies (Green Energy Production) Voith (Papermaking for Life)


Pap'Award for Material Innovation:

Fedrigoni (Re-Play from glassine) Funcell (Paper-board waterproofing additives) Oberthur (Bioguard) Valmet/Stora Enso (Next generation lignin)


Pap'Award for Innovation on Specialty Papers:

Guyenne Papier (Barrier paper) Koehler Paper/Heinzel (Blue labels Blue4Est Pro) Vizille stationery (Leaf watermark paper) Smurfit Kappa (Aqua Stop, waterproof paper)


Pap'Award for the Best Logistics and E-commerce Innovation:

Ahlstrom Munksjo (Adhesive tape in wood pulp) Avenir Vertueux Ensemble Créatif (moulded cellulose forms) International Paper (Easy picking)


Pap'Award for the Best Educational and Vocational Initiative:

ATF (Education and Careers Discovery) Federec (Ecole nationale du Recyclage et de la Ressource) Pagora (Chair Cellulose Valley)


Pap'Award for the Best Packaging Innovation:

Mayr-Melnhof (Ipack) Metsä Board -Mutuo-Valmet (Eco-responsible tableware) Riverpack (Kraft macaroons box) Stora Enso (Carreco board bag) Van Genechten (PurePac) VPK (Fit2size)


Pap'Award for the Best Graphics Arts Innovation:

Antalis (Green card, environmental tool) Arctic Paper (G range of coated paper) Inapa (Offset recycled O'Natural) Torraspapel Malmenayde/Lecta (Offset recycled Recytal Offset)


Pap'Award for the Finest Luxury Packaging:

DS Smith (Veuve Clicquot) GPA Global (Marie-Stella-Maris) Verpack (Cognac Camus)


Pap'Award Special Prize:

Sophie Chénel - Two Sides (legally binding framework against greenwashing)


Published on 27/04/2023

Our ‘La Nuit de Papier’ has been moved to Tuesday June 6th, 2023

Due to the current period of uncertainty, Pap'Argus’ first Nuit du Papier and Pap'Awards, originally scheduled for May 4th in Paris has been moved to Tuesday June 6th. “This is a complicated time and the uncertainty about transportation is not conducive to a somewhat festive night of paper and board innovation,” said Pap’Argus editor-in-chief Jean Poncet, justifying the date change. He added, “Hopefully by early June the atmosphere will be better.” Book now for Tuesday June 6th by emailing contact@mpmedias.com or by calling +33 2 31 98 82 65. ‘La Nuit du Papier’ (The Night of Paper) will begin at 6pm with the Pap'Awards presentations, whose list of 'nominees' will be unveiled tomorrow, Friday. Afterwards there will be a dinner. The event will take place at the same address, the CNA Cercle Saint-Augustin in Paris 8th. For more information, please contact us at contact@mpmedias.com.

Published on 20/04/2023

The Hunkeler Innovation Days 2023 were a success

The “private” trade show held every other year (due to Covid, the last one was held in 2019) by the abinding and assembly equipment manufacturer Hunkeler in Lucerne, Switzerland, opened on Feb 27th and Pap'Argus was there. For some, the promises of Industry 4.0 may still seem vague, yet all industry players agree to automate and orchestrate all the processes related to printing and finishing paper. While the market for commercial printing has been shrinking steadily since 2008, the market is transforming to benefit those involved in digital solutions from PDF to final product. The show opened its doors with 50 equipments installed by 100 exhibitors. The objectives were clear with 6,500 visitors and a stronger American presence. The main change compared to the last tradeshow was the strong presence of software players whose role is increasingly critical (note the Bronte – Rotomail Group solution) that allows the printing of books in a simple and profitable way. All the exhibitors were clear-sighted, and agreed that the industry is consolidating and the solutions must meet the requirements of the market such as scarcity of labour, automation and flexibility of production, and cost and waste reduction. The dilemma that all players want to solve is the increase in the price of energy and paper alongside clients who have constant or declining budgets. It seems that the digitalized “end-to-end” solutions, software solutions and new “business model” are the answers à la mode. We’ve gone from hardware to software with partnerships. If it looks like the auto industry, is that a coincidence?


Published on 09/03/2023

C'Print 2023, 10th edition!

So many people in the C'Print aisles! The fair has become the digital print fair with the entire profession present, large format, label, repro, commercial printing and even a little packaging.... Print has sold out, with demos of all kinds. Jean Poncet, Editor-in-Chief of Etiq & Pack was present to host the conference entitled 'The dynamics of the label market: what prospects for printers'? It brought together Régis Ruys (Konica Minolta), Isabelle Manche (Esko) and François Le Bas (Epson). It is important to note that digital printing has enabled the creation of high-value labels. Digital printing has also enabled many first-time buyers to get started, as Régis Rhuys points out, saying that his company started on the label market six years ago, and that today it has one of the best-selling digital systems in the world. The round table will end with the following observation: a specialist in digital label printing has every interest in staying in this market and not to spread too thin. So, to Jean Poncet’s closing question, 'is the digital in the pack a future prospect for the digital label printer', the answer is clearly no. For now at least!

Published on 09/02/2023

Win one of the 12th Digital Label Awards

Every year, Etiq&Pack puts together its Digital Label Grand Prix, co-sponsored by Premium&Luxe. The Digital Label Awards are the only European awards dedicated entirely to the digitally printed label. Awarded by an international jury of journalists from the largest label industry publishing houses, they reward the past year’s best achievements, those that combine the best usage of digital printing possibilities with the strongest product shelf-impact. Several categories will receive prizes: Agri-food - Better use of variable data - Drink - Special International Prize - Cosmetics/Beauty - Wine Industry – Industrial and more… To participate, contact Sylvie Hubert, s.hubert@mpmedias.com and by phone +33 231 988 265. The trophies will be presented on March 16th, 2022 in Paris during the Etiq&Pack Digital Label Forum.

Published on 09/02/2023

Paris Packaging Week starts next week

Paris Packaging Week, which brings together the ADF, PCD and PLD tradeshows, will take place on January 25th for two days in Paris (Porte de Versailles). The new issue of Premium&Luxe will be available. This issue contains a special section on the beauty sector’s responses to quality, environmental and societal issues. The Pap’Argus team will be on site, so if you’d like us to drop by your booth please contact us by email at contact@mpmedias.com.

Published on 19/01/2023

Paris Packaging Week will be even more impressive

The 2023 Paris Packaging Week will be held on January 25th and 26th, 2023 at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre. The exhibition uniting the perfumes & cosmetics (PCD), aerosols & diffusion systems (ADF) and premium beverages (PLD) worlds packaging will be even more impressive thanks to the addition of Packaging Première tradeshow and the FEA partnership. More than ever, this tradeshow promises to be inspirational on trend and rich in networking opportunities.



Published on 22/12/2022

Paper & Beyond 2022: Green & Resilient

On Tuesday Nov 29th and Wednesday November 30th, the ‘who’s who’ of the paper industry met for the new edition of Paper & Beyond, the annual conference organized by the CEPI (European confederation of the paper industry). After a 2 year break (except for a video version), it was clear that people were happy to meet and network.  Pap’Argus was the French media partner of the conference and for its editorial team, it was also a pleasure to see all the important players in the sector. In these uncertain but promising times for the future for paper and board, it was necessary to see how the troops were holding up! The program was up to par, with around fifty speakers discussing the main initiatives and innovations of the industry. Sustainability, circularity and energy were the hot topics. Many questions were asked. How can design solve the challenge of circularity? How sustainable are your products? How can you push the limits of recycling further? The experts shared their insights on such current topics as the energy potential of pulp and paper companies and factories of the future. There were also uncertainties, and even fears, about the new European directives that are highly anticipated, especially in terms of the reuse of packaging, not a strength of paper and board. Despite the concerns of the moment and the many challenges, Jori Ringman, CEPI’s Director General, spoke about the many advantages of the sector. To challenge the papermakers, he added, “Let’s continue to talk about our values, we have many!

Published on 02/12/2022

The Paper & Beyond event in Brussels, on November 29th and 30th, 2022

Paper & Beyond is the European paper industry and its value chain’s annual event which brings together pulp and paper producers, paper and cardboard product manufacturers, technology suppliers, EU policy makers, researchers & scientists and the press.

Paper & Beyond 2022. Green & resilient will show that we are a green, innovative, increasingly digital and very resilient source for new generation solutions for our society’s needs.

After a two-year break, Cepi’s annual conference will be back in its traditional format and will offer a possibility of reuniting with the industry and networking in person that we all have missed! 


------ If you are attending the CEPI Conference, be on the lookout for Pap Argus’/ MP Medias’ Caroline Cauchois, journalist and Jean Poncet, editor in chief. We would be delighted to talk to you. If you have further questions after the CEPI conference you can also reach out to our native English-speaking editor, Ann Marie Pelosky Poncet (+33 6 11 42 53 00).

Published on 24/11/2022

Stéphane Bern praises Imprim'Luxe companies

Imprim'Luxe’s members only annual gala dinner was held on Monday October 10th, 2022, at the Automobile Club de France in Paris. More than 120 participants were present at the dinner chaired by Luc Lesénécal, INMA’s President (Institut National des Métiers d'Art) which manages the EPV (Living Heritage) label. The well-known French TV host Stéphane Bern (pictured here) was the main guest, and he paid a vibrant tribute to the Imprim'Luxe companies, their managers, staff and guests present. He said, “I am very pleased to have the opportunity to exchange with French representatives of the luxury printing professions. The know-how of professionals in this sector has a very special value as it reflects a national expertise, an exceptional intangible heritage that must be preserved. We are rich in terms of our creative businesses, our artisans and all those who work to bring these essential trades to life and to pass on our amazing traditions to the rest of the world.”  Luc Lesénécal presented the Company of the Year Award to Alban Pingeot, MPO’s President, then Stéphane Bern presented the Man of the Year Award to Pascal Bovéro, UNIIC’s General Delegate (The French Printing and communication association). It was a wonderful evening, once again held at the prestigious Concorde Place location. We are already looking forward to other dinners there before the Prix Imprim'Luxe event next year!

Published on 03/11/2022

All4pack Emballage Paris 2022 will be held from November 21st to November 24th

We’ve been waiting for 4 long years! Due to the pandemic the event could not take place at its normal time. As a result, there is  great interest in the upcoming French packaging show, which should include around 1300 brands and companies (50% of which are international groups) together around the subject of ‘Lead the Revolution!.’  There will be new positioning, a new motto, and lots of new content! Here are the highlights: a “Objectif Zéro Impact space, which will bring together companies and startups who will present solutions for more eco-friendly packaging; The All4PackInnovations area, which will present the major packaging trends with 100 innovative packaging packages deciphered by design expert consultant Fabrice Peltier (along with the presentation of the 2022 Innovation Awards) ; and finally, the All4PackConferences space, which will offer a conference program related to the sector’s major issues. Around 66,000 professionals, including Pap’Argus are expected! See you in Paris from November 21st-November 24th, 2022 at Paris Nord Villepinte!

Published on 13/10/2022

Applications for the ADF, PCD and PLD Innovation Awards are open

Packaging brands and experts have until November 14th, 2022 to present their achievements for the ADF, PCD and PLD Innovation Awards. They will be awarded at the next Paris Packaging Week event on January 25th & 26th, 2023. Open categories include innovations in sustainable development, hyper-luxury and bespoke products, perfumes, make-up or premium and consumer care, super and ultra-premium innovation, etc. Products launched on the European or international market between December 1st, 2021 and November 30th, 2022 may be presented. A jury of industry professionals will decide the winners.

Published on 06/10/2022

More than 100 participants at the Pap'Argus conference!

Pap'Argus more than met its goal: to reach the hundred participants for the 10th edition of its conference, which was held on September 22nd at the Maison de l'Industrie in Paris. Many thanks to Isabelle Manche (Esko), Alex Volery (Bobst) and Juergen Freier (Highcon), who kicked off the conference on innovation and technology. This was a particularly captivating introduction for professionals in the audience, which was followed by another inspiring round table, but this time the focus was on creativity and design with Marianne Guély (Atelier Marianne Guély) and Marine Perez (Creative Team). Special mention goes to Eric Bacourt (Hinojosa), Pascal Lenoir (Gallimard), Pierre Barki (Agence Barki) and Mustapha Zaoug (agence PPG), who ended this day by a series of questions and answers on the supply chain, in an impromptu debate! You can read more about it in Pap'Argus’ next issue!

Published on 29/09/2022

Pap’Argus Conference was today

Today, the Pap'Argus Conference was held at the Maison de l'Industrie, in Paris 6th, with the theme ‘The challenges of new uses of paper and cardboard, induced mainly by e-commerce, quick-trade, take-away sales, substitution of plastic...’  In total, 5 round tables addressed successively the technological & design challenges, the collection and recycling challenges, the production and environment challenges and finally the supply and converting challenge! It was a great day not to be missed with over a hundred  registered participants as well as our partners BioGuard, Paprec, TKM and Smart Paper Plus... To hear more about our other conferences, contact Alicia Collins via email at a.collins@mpmedias.com

Published on 22/09/2022

Pap'Argus’ annual conference will be held on September 22nd, 2022 in Paris

With the Honfleur conference around the theme of "Let’s reignite our jobs" in the books, we were right in sync with what is happening in the industry in terms of recruitment problems and young employee retention. (We will discuss this topic further in our next editions). Now the entire Pap'Argus team is already at work preparing the next conference to be held in Paris on Thursday, September 22nd, 2022. The conference will be centered around the theme ‘The challenges for the industry of the new uses of paper and board.’ We will discuss e-commerce, quick commerce, take-away sales, and plastic substitutes, from sourcing to collection and recycling! These are the most revelant topics in today’s market place and we are delighted to bring the best speakers together to share their expertise with you. Register now & benefit from the EARLY BIRD special by contacting Sylvie Hubert at s.hubert@mpmedias.com - tel. 02 31 98 82 65.

Published on 07/07/2022

The Finat Label European Forum

The European Label Forum organized by Finat was held recently on the shores of Lake Maggiore. The last conference was held in Copenhagen three years ago. The main purpose of the gathering of many speakers and 260 participants was to talk about the future of the European label industry. The future is bright for now even if after two years of very strong growth (especially in a complicated economic moment) the sector is slowing down. Paper-based adhesive labels grew by 7.8% in 2021 after expanding by 2.8% in 2020. Despite plastic-bashing, plastic-based labels have grown by 5.3% (vs 9.1% in 2020). The sector has more than doubled over the past 20 years. In 2021, 8.5 billion sqm of all kinds of adhesive labels were produced.

Published on 09/06/2022

Fespa Berlin focused on the environmental issues

There is no longer a printing industry that isn’t concerned with the environmental aspect of the business and that’s a good thing as we need to preserve the planet. Even more so given the difficult times were are living in (post Covid and the war in Ukraine). The large format is no exception to the rule and the recent Fespa conference held highlighted this topic.  There was a lot of discussion about paper in a highly plastic industry. We have yet to see covers made from paper, but we know that cellulose-based materials that could replace certain films are being studied. We will be following up at next year 2023’s Munich conference.

Published on 09/06/2022

Les Entretiens de Honfleur J-14

The theme of ‘Les Entretiens de Honfleur,’ which will take place from Thursday June 23rd – Friday, June 24th, is how to make the industry more attractive for hiring.  The event, organized by the editor of Pap'Argus, will gather professionals from both the packaging and the retail industries (POS, store decoration, visual communication). The four axes that will attract people to the printing professions (and more broadly the industrial professions) are 1) to relaunch recruitment: training, of course, to succeed in adapted hiring, but also 2) personal development and workforce management (to retain employees), 3) technology, and of course 4) communication. There will be among speakers, coaches, trainers, and recruiters along with trade associations (Popai, ATF-Flexo, UNFEA, e-visions, Fespa France...) and other professionals.  You see, we are not going to Honfleur just for the very enjoyable evening dinner on the Old Port!

Published on 09/06/2022

Successful BIR Convention in Barcelona

The President of the International Bureau of Recycling, Tom Bird, and his entire team should be proud of the event they organized that met all the expectations of industry players who were very happy to get together. 

Mickaël Lion (Everwell Resources Ltd) and Mark Sellier (Global Metals Network Ltd) and Murat Bayram (European Metal Recycling Ltd), animated a dynamic roundtable. There was also an important talk from the International Environment Council, where many discussions and in-depth analysis took place. The highlight for Pap'Argus was the Paper Division presentation. President Francisco Donoso (DOLAF Servicios Verdes) spoke about the paper recycling market backed up by statistics. He reminded us that in 2020 the world production of paper and board reached 340 million tons (including 184 million from Asia). The new European regulations on international transactions of recovered paper were addressed by the recently appointed Divisional General Delegate, Manuel Dominguez (REPACAR).  You can read more about these talks in Pap'Argus' June issue (French version).  Please note that the next BIR convention will take place in Dubai from October 16th - 18th, 2022.

Published on 27/05/2022

ABCD'M: Studio Marianne Guély’s work exhibited in Venice

The Studio Marianne Guély recently exhibiting, a new and original work in Venice, thanks to the Homo Faber event. The work is called "ABCD'M” and the production was an ode to calligraphy. Each letter or sign was made into a paper sculpture. The screen printer Lorenz Boegli created this immersive work thanks to a partnership between the Studio and the Maison Montblanc. It kicked off a partnership inspired by writing, since a masterpiece, in the same vein as this imaginary alphabet, will be presented at the Montblanc Haus in Hamburg from May 10th, 2022 onwards

Published on 05/05/2022

Paris Packaging Week will be held on June 29th- 30 in Paris

We are pretty excited as tradeshow events and conference start to fill up our calendars. One of the next on the list is Paris Packaging Week which will be held on June 29th & 30th, 2022 at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. Paris Packaging Week’s 2022’s edition will bring together ADF&PCD and PLD Paris. The world’s leading beauty, luxury beverage and PGC brands will have access to the packaging, materials and ideas that will determine the future of their projects. The 2022 Innovation Awards, which celebrates and rewards the most outstanding packages of the year in the international market, will be presented at the ceremonies. They will also be presented at the Pentawards Gallery, the first international design competition in packaging.

Published on 28/04/2022

Paris Book Festival will be held from April 22nd - April 24th, 2022

Every year the Prime Minister has a different cause, this year it is reading that has caught his eye. The good news is that the Paris Book Festival will take place this year. In fact, the 2022 Paris Book Festival shows that the event is still important even 41 years after it was created. It will now be under SNE management, chaired by Vincent Montagne and it will no longer be held in the Porte de Versailles. While the event will be mainly held at the “Grand Palais éphémère”, it will also take over other Parisian venues such as the Petit Palais, the Maison de la Poésie, the Sorbonne, the Panthéon, the Military School, the Académie du Climat and the Guimet Museum. It has also become a free event. However, you will need to book a ticket online, as no more than 5,500 visitors will be allowed.

Published on 21/04/2022

Registration for the European Carton Excellence Awards is open!

This contest celebrates the best in eco-friendly packaging design. The awards, organized by Pro Carton and the European Association of Carton Manufacturers (ECMA), challenges actors on all levels of the supply chain to present their most innovative carton packaging designs and their most environmentally friendly packaging substrate. The awards cover four categories: General Packaging – Virgin Fibres, General Packaging – Recycled Fibres, Food and Beverage Packaging – Virgin Fibres and Food and Beverage Packaging – Recycled Fibres, as well as two special innovation awards, Sustainability (formerly the Save the Planet Award) and the coveted Carton Board of the Year. Finally, the public will have the opportunity to vote for their preferred packaging for the People’s Choice Award, while a number of Platinum and Gold winners will also be selected. Last year the coveted Carton Board Award of the Year went to Durero Packaging (Structural Designer) and Holmen Iggesund (Carton Maker) for their Bodegas Balsamic packaging.

Published on 14/04/2022

Tradeshows are being held again!

It is going to be a busy spring as tradesows are back! It kicks off with the CFIA, an important event  for the agri-food industry suppliers, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary in Rennes from March 8th- 10th, 2022.  Already postposed, the Angoulême Festival will take place from March 17th- 20th, 2022 in Angoulême; The Paris Book Festival will take place from April 22nd- 24th at the Grand Palais Ephémère in Paris; Le C!Print, a visual communication and graphic industries tradeshow, will be held in May 2022 in Lyon and finally, the 4th edition  of All for Content, an event dedicated to brand content, will be held on May 17th & 18th in Paris. The calendar is getting full even if we have just been told that the Labelexpo Show in Brussels is postponed until september 2023.

Published on 04/03/2022

The Paris Flexible Packaging Conference was a great success

The annual Flexible Packaging Conference organized by the magazine Etiq&Pack at the Hôtel de l'Industrie in Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris 6e) was be held on Wednesday, January 26 th 2022. There was an impressive line-up of speakers such as Sébastien Jacques (Elipso) who gave an overview of the flexible packaging industry. Orianne Broussard (Citeo) talked about the collection and recycling of films following the progressive extension of sorting availability. Other talks covered proposed solutions to make flexible packaging more eco-responsible, including the development of new materials (paper, coated paper, recyclable plastics, compostable, etc.) with Bettina Bastien (Koehler Paper), Stefan Kirstetter (Malengé Packaging), Jean-Pierre Rakoutz (Tipa), Arnaud Jouvance (Paptic). Catherine Kerninon (Eurosac) started the afternoon with an overview of the sack industry. A round table followed discssing how eco-responsibility starts in the packaging processing workshop (with flexo, helio and finishers) and the day ended with another round table “Flexible 5.0” held by three entrepreneurs leading eco-responsible initiatives: Jonathan Schmitt (E-Pac Flexibles), Nicolas Soubelet (La bonne Etoile) and Bruno Garnier (Moultipass Agency)). Look forward to the next edition in January 2023

Published on 17/02/2022
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