MILAN, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Excitement is building for Tissue World 2017, the world's largest event aimed specifically at the soft hygienic tissue paper business. For the first time that Tissue World will be held in Milan, in the Fieramilanocity (HALL 3), on 10 to 12 April 2017, after moving from Barcelona where it has been held since 2013 and Nice, where it started in 1993.
The tissue industry has shown strong support for the new host city, Milan. Top-level speakers, tissue makers and converters from around the globe, and most of the world's suppliers to the tissue business, are all keen to be part of the event. Floor space is 90% filled By early December, five months before the show opens, more than 130 companies from all over the world have booked stand space at the event. Many exhibitors are joining the show for the first time. In terms of net space , this means about 3,700 square meters have been booked. The space is now over 90% allocated with only about 300 to 400 square meters remaining on the floor plan. Featuring over 200 exhibitors from more than 30 countries, the trade show brings together all the leading industry players from throughout the supply chain - raw materials to converting, packaging, wrapping and transport - for 3 days of business discussions and networking. Excellent learning opportunity Alongside the trade show, Tissue World Milan will feature a 3-day conference, with the theme "Change is the Only Constant, but where is the Tipping Point?". As part of the conference, the Senior Management Symposium (SMS), taking place on 10 April, will examine relevant issues and topics that can be change-drivers for success in the tissue industry. Some topics which will be covered at the conference include: an economic outlook; trend spotting, highlights on consumer preferences; the impact of globalization on trade flows; buyers' views; the latest on the pulp market; and a look to the future of sustainability.