Sylvain Lhôte, Cepi Director General.


The European paper industry wants to lead the pack

Decarbonising and investing on the route to the low-carbon European bioeconomy of the future. The Confederation of European Paper Industry (Cepi) envisions industry at the forefront of a European low-carbon economy where the…


A single and specific regulation for the paper and cardboard sector

Cepi brings the voice of paper in Europe. It has been working for two years for the harmonization of the norms on papers and cardboards that are in touch with food. Clear and…

Cepi statistics

European paper industry: structural change continues, overall positive performance

In 2015, the European paper industry’s performance in total was second best in the world after China, with a stable production and increased consumption compared to 2014. The packaging sector’s production continued to…

Cepi news&events

European Paper Week 2016 will open next week

The European Paper Week (EPW) is taking place on 22-24 November in Brussels. The event will offer for the 18th time a unique opportunity to liaise with the movers and shakers in the European…

Nicola Rega, Climate Change and Energy Director representing the Confederation of European Paper Industries (Cepi).

Cepi news

ETS review: European paper industry commends rejection of tiered approach

«NO to a tiered approach on carbon leakage and YES to a dynamic and predictable benchmark’s reduction» says Nicola Rega (in the picture), Climate Change and Energy Director representing the Confederation of European…


Looking for harmonization: specific regulation for the paper and cardboard sector

Cepi makes the voice of paper heard in Europe. Work has been going on for two years to harmonise legislation on papers and cardboard in contact with food.  The objective is to define…

French national, Sylvain studied political sciences, international law and business administration at Strasbourg and Paris-Sorbonne Universities and post-graduated cum laude in European Administration at the College of Europe in Bruges.

Cepi news

Sylvain Lhôte, new Director General of the European paper industry

As of 5 September 2016, Sylvain Lhôte will take over from the current Acting Director General, Jori Ringman. Mr Lhôte is currently Vice-president Governmental Affairs in Europe for Alcoa, the leading aluminium and…

Active packaging (demonstrator) to avert microbial contamination.

Europe: The NewGenPak Project

A High-Level Training School for Sustainable Cellulosic Packaging

Financed by the Marie-Curie International Training Network, the school finished its work in December 2015 after four years. Focused on the development of innovative and sustainable cellulosic packaging, NewGenPack has achieved some interesting…

Horizon 2020

Collection and Dissemination of Good Energy Efficiency Practices in European Countries

The meeting to launch the EU-Merci project has been held. This is a project financed by Horizon 2020. EN-Merci aims at creating the conditions to facilitate projects to improve energy efficiency in the…


Financing for innovative SMEs within the framework of Horizon 2020

Within the framework of the programme for the financing of research and innovation of the European Union Horizon 2020, the SME Instrument is a specific financing measure targeted to small and medium-sized enterprises,…

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