Jamie Tiralla, Director of Strategic Communication at AF&PA, to Keynote PEERS 2023

TAPPI has announced that Jamie Tiralla, Director of Strategic Communications at the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), will be the keynote speaker at this year's Pulping, Engineering, Environmental, Recycling and Sustainability (PEERS) Conference. The event will be held November 5-8, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Ga., bringing together professionals and experts from the pulp, paper, and related industries to discuss the latest developments, innovations, and challenges facing the sector.

Jamie Tiralla's keynote presentation is titled “Advancing the Industry’s Sustainability Achievement Through Collaboration & Partnerships.” Her topic aligns with the conference’s focus on focus on sustainability and innovative solutions within the pulp and paper industry.

Tiralla will delve into the critical role that collaboration between industry partners and other stakeholders play in driving the pulp and paper industry toward a more sustainable and environmentally responsible future. She will share insight into how the forest products industry has made significant progress towards advancing sustainability since the launch of AF&PAs Better Practices, Better Planet initiative. Attendees will leave with a greater understanding of how AF&PA shapes sustainability messaging that connects with policy influencers, and how the industry can work together to achieve common sustainability goals and reduce their overall environmental impact.

As the Director of Strategic Communications at AF&PA, Tiralla helps coordinate the association’s sustainability program, Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future. She also oversees AF&PA’s brand and provides leadership for sustainability communication across the association.

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Two Conferences • One Location • One Fee

PEERS 2023 is co-located with TAPPI’s International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference (IBBC). Attendees can attend the technical programs for both conferences for only one registration fee. Mills receive special discount pricing.

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PEERS focuses on the latest advances in technology, as well as fundamental process knowledge and control issues mills face each day. The Conference provides mills and other professionals the opportunity to learn from industry experts in a presentation setting, as well as engage in peer-to-peer discussions during panel sessions, committee meetings and roundtables. Its comprehensive technical program includes seven program tracks emphasizing new methods and best practices to help mills optimize operations and reach their sustainability goals. Program tracks include: Engineering, Reliability, Corrosion and Materials; Pulping and Bleaching; Energy, Recovery, Lime Kiln and Recaust; Environmental; Recycling; Sustainability; and Nonwood. Learn more.

IBBC brings together scientists, engineers and other professionals interested in leveraging the knowledge and assets in the pulp and paper industry to produce fuel, energy, and chemicals from biomass. It offers attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest advances and technologies in the industry as well as to discuss key issues and share successes. Session topics include: Advances in Biofuels and Bioproducts Research; Biomass Processing and Pretreatment; Biomass Preprocessing and Conversion; Sustainable Bio‐economy‐Waste Processing; and Big Data Analysis and Reliability.

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Exhibit Floor and Networking Events

2023 offers an exhibit floor with industry leaders revealing their latest technologies. This is a great opportunity for mills to discuss their specific problems face-to-face with key suppliers/companies. PEERS/IBBC also features a New Technology Showcase which highlights new innovations and advancements developed by exhibitors selected for the Showcase.

Attendees also have an opportunity to build new business relationships during many of the networking events offered throughout the four-day event including the 39th Annual PaperChase Fun Run/Walk, TAPPI New Member/First Time Attendee Mixer, PEERS and IBBC dinners, lunches and receptions.

For more information about the technical programs, exhibits and events, visit TAPPIPEERS.org and TAPPI-IBBC.org.