District Groups

General information

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The individual district groups mostly organise one meeting per year, during which up to 150 participants establish contacts and exchange experiences from their work. The meetings of the district groups often offer a series of lectures on a special technical subject, followed by a visit of a plant of the chemical pulp and paper industry or its supplying industries.

District Group Baden-Wurttemberg

The catchment area of the district group Baden-Wurttemberg includes the federal state of Baden-Wurttemberg and Switzerland. Usually, there is one meeting per year. The meetings take place conjointly with the VPM and generally are held in spring or autumn. The events with dedicated series of lectures take place either in a plant of the pulp or paper producing industry or the paper processing industry or in a neutral place. Subsequently there often is the possibility of a factory tour.

Sincerely yours, Thomas Villforth
Phone: +49 (0) 179-2 93 58 87

Disctrict Group Bavaria

Introduction of the district group Bavaria

The catchment area of the district group Bavaria includes the federal state of Bavaria and bordering federal states as well as Austria. Usually, there is meeting with up to 60 participants per year. The meetings take place conjointly with the district group Bavaria of the VPM and generally are held in spring or autumn. The events take place in the paper industry or in the supply industry, always with a dedicated series of lectures, themed, for example:

  • Partial aspects of papermaking
  • new chemicals
  • efficient machines and plants

Subsequently, usually there is the possibility of a factory tour. The events take place either in a plant of the pulp or paper producing industry or the paper processing industry or in a neutral place.

Yours sincerely, Siegfried Fuchs
Phone: +49 (0) 80 62-70 34 70

District Group Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate

Introduction of the district group Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate

The district group has the catchment area Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate and co-operates with the VPM Rhein-Main.

Events:

The purpose of the event is to broaden the expertise. Generally, there is one meeting per year, with the venues changing. We ask for the friendly assistance of companies. The number of participants is ranges from 25 to 50. Basically, the events are under a certain motto. The topic is reflected in the series of lectures and in a subsequent factory tour.

Yours sincerely, Stefan Raum
Phone: +49 (0) 89-97 00 67 12
Cell +49 (0) 172-7 41 74 06

District Group Northern Germany

Introduction of the district group Northern Germany

The catchment area of ​​the district group Northern Germany includes the federal states of Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Bremen and Hamburg as well as neighboring countries (Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden). There is an annual meeting with up to 100 participants. The meeting takes place conjointly with the district group North Germany of the VPM and is generally held on the first Friday in November. By turns, the event takes place either in a pulp or paper producing or paper processing plant or in a neutral location. There always is a series of lectures on a general topic such as

  • Planning and commissioning of paper machines,
  • New or improved raw materials and additives,
  • Production and properties of special papers,
  • New measurement, analysis and information systems,
  • Total Quality Management,
  • Water, air and energy usage

In general, a factory tour is also offered. In addition, there is the opportunity to make personal contacts and conduct expert discussions during a joint dinner.

Yours sincerely, ​​​​​​​Michael Köhler
Phone: +49 (0) 49 61-66 73 47
Cell: +49 (0) 172-4 36 24 00

District Group Eastern Germany

Introduction of the district group Eastern Germany

The district group Eastern Germany was founded on September 12, 1990 in Heidenau/Saxony. The catchment area of the district group covers the federal states of Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. In general, a two-day meeting takes place annually at the end of September/beginning of October. The annual meeting includes factory tours and lectures on a range of topics related to the companies visited. The joint evening event offers the opportunity for expert talk or networking.

Yours sincerely, Dipl.-Ing. Steffen Ratzlow
Phone: +49 (0) 3 93 21/55-2 43

District Group Rhineland

Introduction of the district group Rhineland

The catchment area of the district group Rhineland includes the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the neighboring countries Belgium and the Netherlands. Usually there is one meeting per year. The meetings take place conjointly with the VPM and generally are held in spring or autumn. The events with dedicated series of lectures take place either in a plant of the pulp or paper producing industry or the paper processing industry or in a neutral place. Subsequently there often is the possibility of a factory tour.

Yours sincerely, Lothar Lichtenthäler

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