PaperCon 2020 Announces Keynote Speaker

Karen Dillon, former editor of Harvard Business Review (HBR) magazine and a New York Times best-selling author, will be the keynote speaker at PaperCon 2020. During her presentation, “The Prosperity Paradox: How to Create Prosperity Through Innovation,” Karen reveals what type of product or service constitutes a market-creating innovation, and how businesses and development organizations can help create the conditions under which true growth and prosperity will flourish. Plan on attending her keynote on Monday, April 27 and leave with actionable strategies for developing such innovations.


Having long chronicled the successes and failures of businesses and their leaders, Dillon has worked with some of the greatest minds in academia to help them crystallize and communicate the newest groundbreaking ideas. An acclaimed writer and speaker, Dillon helps organizations come to terms with the problems they face and offers proven methods of how to reinvent themselves in a changing world.

Karen also previously served as deputy editor of Inc magazine and was editor and publisher of the critically-acclaimed American Lawyer magazine and London-based Legal Business. A graduate of Cornell University and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, she was named by Ashoka as one of the world's most influential and inspiring women. She is currently a contributing editor to Harvard Business Review and Editorial Director at BanyanGlobal Family Business Advisors. Learn more.

PaperCon 2020

PaperCon, April 26-29, 2020 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA, is the world’s largest technical conference for the paper industry and draws industry professionals from over 32 different countries. The expert-led, comprehensive technical program offers learning opportunities on cutting-edge technologies, best practices and key issues and trends affecting the industry. Mill and other paper and packaging professionals have the ability to customize their conference experience by attending only those sessions that best fit their needs in any of the topic-specific program tracks: Papermaking Additives, Papermaking Conversions, Papermaking Fundamentals, Coating & Graphic Arts, PIMA Management, Process Control, and Recycled Paperboard.

PaperCon 2020 is co-located with the Recycled Paperboard Technical Association’s (RPTA) Production-Technical Seminar and attendees can access both events for only one registration fee. Attendees should plan on coming to Atlanta early for the Introduction to Printing course which will be held April 25-26. They can also attend TAPPI’s 3rd Annual Women’s Summit on Thursday, April 30th. Both of these events have an additional fee and are also located at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA.

Register by March 27th and get the Early Bird discount. PaperCon also offers a special discount to all mills.

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