London Pulp Week is the most important universal gathering of the pulp, paper and allied industries, offering the opportunity for buyers, sellers and service providers to meet and discuss their possibilities and requirements for the following year. All meetings are arranged privately, generally starting on the Sunday and lasting until the following Friday. The only formal events are the BWPA/Hawkins Wright Symposium, held on the Thursday morning and, in the evening, the BWPA Dinner. Both events were extremely popular again this year with over 300 delegates attending the Symposium and close to 270 at the dinner. Click on the video for a flavour of this unique occasion which was established over a century ago.



NB: London Pulp Week 2019 is 11-15 November


London Pulp Week is always centred around the second Thursday of November and the dinner, first held in 1896, is held on the Thursday night as the grand finale of the week, the same day as the Symposium which was established in 1976.

These two events are the highlights of the week for buyers and sellers of pulp, attracting several hundred people from around the world. The rest of the week mainly consists of private receptions and meetings.

We have held a London Pulp Dinner almost every year since 1896 with notable exceptions being the Great Depression of 1930/31 and the two World Wars of 1914/ 18 and 1939/45.

The 2018 Dinner was held in the ballroom of the Waldorf Hilton Hotel, London and attracted close to 270 people.

This is a great networking opportunity and quintessentially British in style, retaining many of the features of the original dinners a century ago – not to be missed!
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The dress code for the dinner is always black tie and it is mandatory (dinner jacket for men and evening/cocktail dress for ladies). Dinner jackets can be bought from many London department stores at very reasonable prices. Try  M&S or Debenhams .

A dinner suit can also be hired from various Moss Bros stores throughout London and some will even deliver to your hotel. Prices start at around £40 to hire a jacket and trousers. Visit to find out more.

This event would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors:




Planning ahead?

Remember that London Pulp Week next year is later than usual – 11-15th November 2019