Why exhibit?

PAP-FOR is the biggest in the Eastern Europe specialised international business platform for professional dialogue, presentation of solutions and technologies and signing contracts with the major Russian and CIS pulp, paper, forestry, converting, tissue and packaging producers.

St. Petersburg, the major Russian centre of pulp and paper industry, hosts the trade show and Business forum where over 6 000 decision makers and specialists gather to establish dialogue on key trends, challenges and vectors for growth, as well as on implemented and planned projects.

For over 20 years PAP-FOR reflects the dynamics of industry development, as well as serves as an effective platform for launching new projects, products and initiatives. The show represents over 80% of the active Russian market players, while first-time exhibitors showcase their brand new solutions at every PAP-FOR.

Joining PAP-FOR Russia you get the opportunity to:

  • grow your export network and enter one of the largest and most attractive world markets;
  • get direct contacts with over 40 paper mills from Russia and the CIS;
  • approach your target audience via over 50 industry media;
  • keep up with the latest industry trends and achievements with the show fringe program.

Investment Attractiveness of the Russian Pulp and Paper Industry (PDF, 500 KB)


Why Russian market is worth entering?

Russia is the largest country in the world with growing economy:

  • Easy accessibility to Kazakhstan and Belarus markets due to membership in the Custom Union.
  • Strong consuming growth caused by huge population and economic development (15 cities with a million-plus population, 145 million people in total, over 5 million companies).
  • Fantastic growth in retail industry (appr. 20% in 2013).
  • Prospects of becoming a key consumer of PPI products instead of stagnating European and Asian PPI markets*.
  • Well enough space and clients for the international players.
    *I.e. By 2030 tissue consuming in Eastern Europe is predicted to take over 30% of total European volume.

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Target audience:

Company type:

  • Producer (60%)
  • Service provider (17%)
  • Distributor (10%)
  • Wholesale (9%)
  • Government representatives (2%)
  • Media (1%)
  • Retail (1%)

Visitor Interest:

Pulp and paper products:

  • Paper, various types (31%)
  • Board and corrugated board (31%)
  • Pulp (20%)
  • Tissue (16%)
  • Packaging (9%)
  • Printed products (7%)

Equipment and technologies:

  • PPI equipment (53%)
  • Chemicals (24%)
  • Control and measuring equipment (18%)
  • Water supply, treatment and disposal equipment (15%)
  • Laboratory equipment (14%)
  • Engineering tools (13%)
  • Waste treatment and management equipment (13%)
  • Energy supply equipment (12%)

Effectiveness of the show:

  • 90% of exhibitors established new contacts at the show
  • 2 out of 3 exhibitors are satisfied with the show results and plan to exhibit in 2018
  • 2 out of 3 visitors have reached preliminary agreements or signed new contracts at the show
  • 85% of visitors plan to attend PAP-FOR 2018

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