Women In Forestry

PODCAST | Building opportunities in the forest products sector


November 16, 2020
By Kristina Urquhart
Presented by:
Pulp and Paper Canada
Women in Forestry

The latest episode of Pulp & Paper Canada: The Podcast is available! To listen, scroll down.

This time, we’re interviewing Janis Simpkins, senior vice-president of the Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA).

We discuss the economic opportunities she sees for forest products companies to improve their competitiveness, the AFPA’s environment goals for the next few years, and the association’s mandate to expand its working relationship with the pulp and paper sector.

“We need to be able to ensure market access, and that we’re finding new markets,” she says in our discussion. “We need a reliable rail system – transportation is one of our key impediments when it comes to being competitive on that global stage.”

“It’s really clear that the world is starting to move away from things like single-use plastics, and that is a huge, huge opportunity for the pulp industry to capitalize on with renewable and sustainable products.”

Listen to the full episode here:

Pulp & Paper Canada: The Podcast covers the latest trends and technologies in the forest products sector through interviews with industry experts.

Topics may include market trends, process control, safety applications, machinery and equipment, sustainability and energy efficiency, software solutions, Industry 4.0 and the IIoT, and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence.

Find the podcast on PPC’s Podcasts page or on Annex Business Media’s site, as well as on Annex Business Media’s SoundCloud and iTunes accounts.

If you have an idea for an episode of Pulp & Paper Canada: The Podcast, email our host Kristina Urquhart at kurquhart@annexbusinessmedia.com.