Key Events 2016



European Speciality Paper Conference, Manchester                                                    

4th-6th April 2016                                                                                                                                          

Smithers Pira , in partnership with TAPPI will host more than 150 paper makers, mill managers, R&D professionals, coating specialists plus many other members of the specialty paper supply chain.  Specialty Papers 2016 will be shaped by an esteemed advisory board that includes Chris Brown, Commercial Director at the James Cropper paper mill.

The conference program kicks off with a tour and presentation at the James Cropper facility in Burneside.  Kimberlee Rohrer, Conference Producer, Smithers Pira said “2015 was a great year for the American event and we are expecting an even better turn out for 2016 in Europe. The presentations this year will discuss some of the industry’s biggest questions, problems and innovations.”

Luxepack, Shanghai  

13th-14th April 2016                

James Cropper will showcase Luxury Packaging innovations to celebrate a landmark 170th anniversary with the paper and packaging industry in Asia. As future-facing as ever, we will also use the event as the opportunity to inspire visitors with a unique world of individual and distinct papers for packaging. Meet the James Cropper Asia team, stand details E14.


London Craft Week, London  

3rd-7th May 2016    

London Craft Week is an annual event that showcases exceptional craftsmanship through a journey-of- discovery programme featuring hidden workshops and unknown makers alongside celebrated masters, famous studios, galleries, shops and luxury brands. As British Master Papermakers, James Cropper is a proud sponsor of the event.

Luxepack, New York  

11th-12th May 2016                      

James Cropper debut at Luxepack New York! Meet Susan Wilson our Luxury Packaging Director and the rest of the team at this annual meeting of international creativity in luxury product packaging. Discover some of the latest innovations at the mill that open up exciting new opportunities for up-cycling and sustainability within luxury packaging.


Luxury Packaging, London

14th-15th September 2016

Luxury Packaging is a trade event that sees producers of product packaging materials from myriad commercial sectors come together.  This year we will be presenting a beautiful selection of papers designed specially for artisan food packaging, alongside our signature tailor made paper service. We are very much a producer of custom-made products which makes us so different from so many other paper and packaging manufacturers.

Photokina, Cologne                      

20th-25th September 2016                                                  

Photokina brings together the industry, trade, professional users and end consumers with a passion for photography. Meet the team to discuss distribution opportunities and to find out about the latest innovations and additions to our Instant Wall Art range, designed specifically for inkjet printing.

Luxepack, Monaco  

21st-23rd September 2016  

Craftsmanship, progress and an unequalled expertise with paper are at the heart our business.  We are always striving to create new and innovative papers to meet the demand for high quality, luxury products. As the pinnacle exhibition for all things luxury, Luxepack Monaco is the ‘must attend’ event in the packaging calendar.