Serving the Australian and New Zealand pulp and paper industry

Appita's mission is:

To advance and promote innovation and manufacturing best practice across the forest products, pulp, paper and packaging value chain, including new biomass-derived products.

To lead the development and transfer of technical information and best practices fundamental to the industry.

To develop and support programs to encourage the growth of a diverse, well-prepared pool of industry professionals.

To build strong relationships with industry stakeholders across the supply chain

To drive the interchange of information across the industry supply chain through effective networking.

Appita works towards this mission through: 

Conferences and Events

The Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition is held in Australia and New Zealand, bringing together key participants in the industry to showcase developments and new products and to ensure best practice is shared across the industry on matters such as safety, forestry, science, technology, manufacturing and innovation. A combination of technical presentations, forums, seminars and workshops is provided, alongside opportunities to socialise and network

Appita Magazine and Publications

The flagship publication, Appita Technology, Innovation, Manufacturing & Environment,incorporating the acclaimed peer reviewed Appita Journal, is published quarterly, both online and as a printed magazine. Regular elements of the publication include feature articles, new products and services, innovation success stories and peer reviewed technical papers addressing the science and technology of pulp, paper, printing and packaging.

Training & Professional Development

Appita offers a number of training and development courses and workshops for the career advancement of people in the pulp, paper and associated industries, providing a balanced and flexible complement to existing Australian and New Zealand Nationally Accredited training programs.  Ready access to the best peer group expertise globally, makes Appita a credible vehicle and a valuable partner in delivering training to the industry.




Appita recognises significant contributors to the industry through awards that identify individual excellence.

Sections and Special Interest Groups

Regional Sections and Special Interest Groups are formed to facilitate local and specific networking for industry professionals.