The $70bn a year global tissue industry is built on information, intelligence, technological innovation, cost analysis and business strategy. It faces new challenges and opportunity on a daily basis. The importance of the Asian market with its established giants and emerging players will go from strength to strength, so business insight into that market is crucial. Asia’s super power China is constantly hitting the headlines with news of additional capacity and new tissue PM start ups. So are you intrigued to know more about the companies in the region that are making a real difference?

If you are, then Tissue World Asia is the show for you. Held between 14-16 November in Shanghai, the exhibition and conference event targets every part of the Asian tissue business, promising to deliver all the information you need to keep ahead of the game. This could be from machinery equipment through to supplies and services for tissue making and converting.

There will also be a top class range of conferences from Asia’s key tissue manufacturers and traders, with a combined market and technical conference taking place all day Thursday and Friday morning, 15 and 16 November. The conference will be kicked off with two presentations looking at the Chinese tissue market, both from a Chinese perspective as well as an international point of view. The first paper will be given by Jiang Manxia, secretary general, China National Household Paper Industry Association, China and the following presentation by Esko Uutela, principal – tissue, RISI, Germany.

Following this opening session covering market developments, the three technical sessions will be held under the theme of “New Technology for Profitable Growth in the Asian Tissue Business”. This will include 13 presentations by leading experts in tissue technology from around the world. The companies that will be presenting the technical papers are Metso Paper, BTG, Kemira, Andritz, Novimpianti, Toscotec/ Milltech, Ashland, Poyry, Nalco, IKS Klingelnberg, Gambini, Pruftechnik and Emtec.

For now, the following pages preview this year’s exhibitors. We look forward to seeing you there!