After a five-year break, the Pulp & Paper Summit took place for the fifth time on 27 September at the historic Kaiserbahnhof in Potsdam. The event was organised by DB Cargo for customers and partners from the paper and pulp industry. A total of 60 guests came to meet DB Cargo account managers and executives.
The future of the industry
The event revolved around open discussion of the challenges and opportunities currently faced by the sector. This was fuelled by presentations from Jens Nöldner, Head of Logistics Sales, and Sebastian Schilling, Head of Service Design, on how rail can help the pulp and paper industry. Afterwards, the pair answered questions from customers in a Q&A session together with industry leaders Thorsten Wartenpfuhl, Katharina Brönstrup and Claus Keller. In the afternoon, delegates attended expert talks in smaller groups on the topics of multimodal transport solutions, digitalisation and automation, and making the network fit for the future. The discussions continued into the evening over dinner at the historic Kaiserbahnhof.
„The summit is an important platform for dialogue between experts and customers on current and strategic topics.“
An open dialogue with experts
Thorsten Wartenpfuhl, Head of Sales Consumer Goods, Pulp & Paper, Timber, summed up the event aptly: "The summit is an important platform for dialogue between experts and customers on current and strategic topics. This gives both sides valuable inspiration for developing further rail-based supply chain solutions." On the customer side, Andreas Riedlinger, Head of Logistics at Koehler Paper, emphasised the importance of bringing the industry together for open debate: "The job now is to implement what has been learned here, so that customers like us can move forward and continue relying on DB Cargo in future."