Events, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Paper Council and WAGET, is staging a panel discussion at the Paper Discovery Center in Appleton on Thurs. Sept. 20.

Confirmed panel members include: Rep. Katrina Shankland. D-Stevens Point; Rep. Dave Murphy, R-Greenville, Prof. Karyn Biasca, chair of the Paper Science and Chemical Engineering Department at UW-Stevens Point; Scott Suder, president of the Wisconsin Paper Council; and Jeff Walch, vice president for container board sales at Green Bay Packaging.

This is the latest “Navigating the New Economy” discussion from, and it will focus on the state of the paper industry in Wisconsin and what the industry is doing to prepare for the future.

This historic industry remains a vital part of the state economy, but it has challenges and recent moves show how the industry is adapting.

Earlier this year, staged a Navigating the New Economy panel in Racine on how the BMW experience in South Carolina could provide lessons on managing the huge Foxconn development. Other sessions have focused on local economies in Hudson, Richland Center and Sheboygan.

Guest check-in begins at 4 p.m. The panel discussion at the Paper Discovery Center will start at 4:30 p.m. on Thurs. Sept. 20. The discussion is open to the public and includes free snacks and soft drinks.


Thursday Sept. 20

Check in and reception begins at 4 p.m.

Program begins at 4:30 p.m.


Paper Discovery Center
425 W. Water St.
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 380-7491

This event will be held in the River Room – lower level of the PDC. Please park on the lower level and enter through the door marked β€œRiver Room”


The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Email: [email protected]


The Wisconsin Paper Council plus WAGET, Wisconsin Academy of Global Education and Training, a supporter of the Navigating the New Economy Series.

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