London Pulp Week 2020

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt our lives, we are monitoring the situation in the UK and around the world very carefully. Large gatherings are currently forbidden in the UK but the hospitality industry is working hard to prepare for reopening within new social-distancing guidelines. We will post any new updates for London Pulp Week 2020 as soon as we can.

London Pulp Week 2019: 10-15 November

It was another busy week for London Pulp Week, 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 were the BWPA/Hawkins Wright Symposium, held on the Thursday morning and, in the evening, the BWPA Dinner.  The Symposium broke a new record for attendance and the dinner attracted over 250 people from around the world.

The 2019 Dinner Video and photos are now ready to view!

Watch this year’s video here

Click here to see the photos


London Pulp Week 2020: 8-13 November




A potted history:

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 2019 Dinner was held once again in the ballroom of the Waldorf Hilton Hotel, London.

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!

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.

For more information on the 2020 dinner contact Amanda (

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