SPCI & Friends 2018

The hot spot for professionals and future professionals of the forest based products industry. Where ideas, knowledge and networks for a sustainable future are introduced and shared.

The next SPCI & Friends event will take place on May 22, 2018 - Save the date!



SPCI & Friends at Gröna Lund is one-day conference for the forest based products industry, with parallel conference tracks and the possibility for company visibility and co-events in a unique surrounding. The event gathers professionals as well as students from all of sweden.

The idea of having a professional industry event at an amusement park initially grew from two successful SPCI events; an evening event at Gröna Lund during the SPCI 100 anniversary celebrations 2008 and SPCI Convention, a multitrack, easy-to-access conference at Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre in 2013. In 2015 the first SPCI & Friends was launched and became an immediate success, engaging close to 3000 professionals in the forest based products industry.Our aim is to repeat the success in 2018 as well as adding new features such as a track for students and young professionals.

SPCI & Friends 2015, images


Registration for the event will open in the beginning of April. Members of SPCI, Guests of Sponsors and students have free entrance. Tickets can also be purchased when the registration opens. A password is required at registration.


Möt oss på Gröna Lund / Meet us at Gröna Lund:




Conference & Evening Program

The event consists of a one-day, multitrack quality assured conference followed by evening activities. The available stages are the Gröna Lund Theatre, Tyrol, Dansbanan, Glasburen and the main stage, Stora Scenen.The conference program will contain several different topics covering the latest R&D, innovation, projects and investments, new materials, business areas and trends in the forest based products industry. The conference program is put together by a conference committee with members from the association SPCI’s pulp, paper and research committees. There will not be any call for papers.

New for SPCI & Friends 2018 is the organized track for students and young professionals.

All sponsors have the opportunity to contribute to the conference program. Each session will be 50 minutes long so that people have time to transfer from one stage to another.

SPCI & Friends

Program outlines:

09:00 The park opens

09:30 Welcome at Dansbanan

10:00-17:00 Conference and company meeting point activities

10:00-14:00 Restaurants are open during lunch time

16:00 The attractions open

17:00-19:00 Time for food and free activities

19:00 Key note Stora Scenen

20:00 Entertainment at Stora Scenen

21:00 Tyrol opens

22:00 Live band

24:00 Tyrol closes





Participation, single person

The event is free of charge for SPCI-members, guests of sponsors and students*.

Regular SPCI members: 0 SEK

Non members: 3000 SEK

Students: 0 SEK*

Guests of sponsors: 0 SEK

*SPCI student membership is required. Student membership is free up to and including the year you turn 29.

Apply for membership now and stay updated on the latest event news through our newsletters. You are welcome to apply for membership at www.spci.se or below. A regular SPCI membership is 650 SEK/year.

Apply now (SWE)


Single tickets can be purchased at www.spci.se close to the event date.



The Young Professionals Track

Our aim is to introduce students to the forest based products industry and all the possibilities career wise that our industry can offer. A day packed with inspirational presentations, panel discussions, recruitment and networking opportunities – a perfect opportunity for the participating companies to meet and interact with future employees and for the students to learn more about the forest based products industry.


Participation, companies

The event format and venue open up for a variety of possibilities and can be used to meet different requirements. Use it as a:

• Customer event

• Team building event

• Employer branding event

…or combine all above!


Read more about the marketing opportunities




This web page will be updated regularly. If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact:


Camilla Herrera


+46 - (0) 8 783 82 54


SPCI & Friends 2018 is organised by SPCI

and produced by Svensk Papperstidning