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Each year Appita holds a New Speakers Competition in conjunction with the Appita Annual Conference. The purpose of the Appita New Speakers Contest is to provide an opportunity for first-time presenters to develop their presentation skills and present in front of a large audience as part of their ongoing career development.

As a lead up to this competition, Appita holds run-off competitions in New Zealand and Australia to select a representative from the Australian and New Zealand pulp and paper industry to compete at the ANZ final which is held in conjunction with the Appita Fibre Value Chain Conference. 
 
Entrants must be members of Appita (non-members are invited to join to become eligible) and have not previously made a formal presentation to an industry peer audience held outside their own company.
 
2018 New Speakers’ Competition Call for Speakers
The 2018 NZ Section New Speakers’ Competition, which will be held in Rotorua on the Thursday 26 July. Entries will close the 11 June. The Call for Speakers flyer will be sent out to NZ members shortly.
 
2018 New Speakers’ Competition Call for Speakers
The 2018 Appita Australia New Speakers’ Competition, which will be held in Melbourne at BioPRIA, Monash University on the Friday 17 August. Entries will close the Thursday 26 July.  The Call for Speakers flyer will be sent out to Australian members shortly
 
The winners of each competition will receive an educational grant for career development in the pulp & paper industry; a trophy; and a complimentary registration to attend the Appita Fibre Value Chain Conference in Rotorua 4-6th December 2018, where they will compete in the Appita -wide New Speakers’ Competition. Each runner-up will receive a cash prize.
 
Interested in Sponsoring?
Sponsors are invited to be involved in this competition. It is an opportunity to be recognised as supporting an exciting event, providing an incentive for young people in the Australasian pulp and paper industry.   
 
For sponsorship enquiries please contact:
Karen Clark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the NZ Section New Speakers’ Competition. 
Jenny Ponter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the Appita Australia New Speakers’ Competition.
 

Appita 2017 New Speakers Contest

2017 New Speakers Contest Winner - Karl Taylor Oji Fibre Solutions, Kinleith, New Zealand

"Optimising Kinleith’s demineralization plants "

(Award presented by Piers Pettit, Enviroprocess on the right)