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.
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, 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.

Daniel Tanner

2022 New Speakers Contest Winner 

Daniel Tanner, Process Engineer, Wood Beca, New Zealand

The presentation titled:  "Source control projects – feasibility to execution, described a program of work to upgrade the existing wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) at Oji Fibre Solutions Kinleith mill."

Sponsored by:
Albany, AstenJohnson, Kemira, Manildra, Scandinavian Electronics, Solvay, Solenis, UJL and Valmet