Fabio Perini
Tissue World first: Italian entrepreneur Fabio Perini to deliver keynote speech at Miami 2024

Tissue World has announced that Italian entrepreneur and tissue technology visionary Fabio Perini will deliver a keynote address and Q&A at the upcoming Tissue World Miami conference.   

The keynote speech – My vision for the tissue factory of the future: Competitive, Sustainable… Perhaps Surprising – will be held on Friday 2 February, and the industry is welcome to submit their questions for Fabio Perini before Monday 8 January. 

The address and the Q&A will be pre-recorded and then presented to the Miami conference.  

It is the first time in the history of Tissue World that Fabio Perini has addressed the event. 

Born into a papermaking family, Fabio Perini began his career at 17 with the patent of a paper manufacturing automation device.   

His subsequent technological breakthroughs revolutionised global tissue converting, making Lucca, Italy, a capital of the global tissue industry.  

His patents also inspired Futura, a technology and innovation leader of Consumer and AfH converting lines.  

Recognised for his contributions, he was named ‘Cavaliere del Lavoro’ in 1991 and received the ‘Leonardo Qualità Italia’ prize in 2007.   

A visionary leader, Fabio Perini continues to shape the future of tissue manufacturing and automation with enduring passion and ingenuity.  

What else is on the Tissue World Miami conference agenda?   

Fabio Perini joins fellow keynote speaker, Jean-David Tardif, President & COO of Cascades.   

Tardif will share his extensive industry expertise and valuable perspectives on navigating challenges, embracing innovation, and driving sustainable growth in today’s dynamic business landscape.    

Other speakers and panelists confirmed so far represent ABB, A.Celli Paper, Andritz, Andritz, AFRY Management Consulting, Cascades, Clearwater, Cognitive Investments & Perch Perspectives, EcoSynthetix, Euromonitor International, Fastmarkets RISI, FPInnovations, Futura, HeyBamboo, Kadant Black Clawson, Kemira, Körber, Kruger, NCSU, Pulsar America, Resourcewise, SSH, Secure Value, Supply Chain Insights, Solenis, Suzano, Toscotec, and Valmet.   

Take a look at the conference agenda here.

NEW! Tissue Workshop: Contributing to the blueprint for a sustainable tissue business of tomorrow 

Fabio Perini joins the schedule for a brand new feature at the show: the Tissue Workshop.  

Held on Friday 2 February, participants will collaboratively design a sustainable blueprint for the future of the tissue industry; 

  • Join Valmet’s Ulf Johnsson to explore circular resource flows in tissue mills for reduced environmental impact.  
  • Professor Gonzalez and his team from North Carolina State University will delve into the impact of global megatrends on fibre technologies.  
  • Engage in workshops on disruptive technologies, alternative fibres, zero waste, AI solutions, and circular economy paths.   
  • Conclude with a roundtable led by industry leaders, shaping actionable conclusions for the future of tissue sustainability with insights from the session.  

Have your question answered by Fabio Perini: 

The Q&A will be pre-recorded and presented to the Tissue World conference audience in Miami, so make sure to submit your question before Monday 8 January for the chance to have it answered.  

You can submit your questions here. 

Tissue World Miami Event Details:  

Date: January 31 – February 2, 2024.
Location: Miami Beach Convention Center.
Registration: Tickets available here.  
For more information, please visit the website or click here to find the right ticket option for you.