TAPPICon 2024 Set to Rock the City of Cleveland

Get ready to “Rock the Roll” at TAPPICon 2024, the premier gathering of paper, packaging and tissue professionals, set to take place from April 28 to May 1 in the vibrant city of Cleveland, Ohio. Known as the home of Rock and Roll, Cleveland is the perfect stage for this year's conference, themed "Rock the Roll! Unleashing the Harmonies of the Paper Industry." Among the many exciting events lined up, one that stands out is the popular Hot Topics Breakfast, scheduled for Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30 am.

The Hot Topics Breakfast is a unique opportunity for participants to engage in in-depth discussions on topics that matter most to them. With 14 roundtables covering a wide range of subjects from AI and energy to engineering and nonwoods, attendees can delve into the latest trends, challenges, and innovations shaping the paper industry today. Here's a sneak peek into some of the captivating topics that will be explored:

  • Leadership Models in Our Industry and the Competency/Likability Dilemma for Women
    • Discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by women in leadership roles within the paper industry and effective leadership models that can help resolve those challenges.
  • Fitting in to the Future
    • Join discussions about the challenges and opportunities facing the younger generation preparing to enter the paper industry.
  • CO2 Impact of Paper Industry Automation
    • Examine how automation in paper manufacturing can help mitigate CO2 emissions.
  • The School of Hard Knocks – Mistakes Made by CPU Members
    • Hear veteran papermakers discuss “lessons learned” during their careers.
  • Transitioning from Buddy to Boss
    • Hear tips on how to navigate the transition from peer to manager.
  • Who Will Fill the Shoes of Retiring Process Control Rock Stars?
    • Delve into succession planning and talent development strategies to ensure a smooth transition as industry veterans retire.
  • The Use of AI in Mills: Are You Prepared?
    • Explore the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in optimizing mill operations and enhancing efficiency.
  • Pulp and Paper Energy Guidelines
    • Discuss best practices and guidelines for energy management in pulp and paper mills.
  • Current State of the Molded Fiber Industry
    • Gain insights into the latest trends, innovations, and challenges shaping the molded fiber sector.
  • From Woodyard to Warehouse: Project Engineering, Maintenance, Reliability, Safety, Corrosion, and Materials
    • Engage in discussions about current critical engineering and reliability issues.
  • Physical and Chemical Properties of Nonwood Fibers
    • Explore the characteristics and applications of nonwood fibers in paper and packaging products.
  • Greenhouse Gas Reduction in Pulp and Paper Mills
    • Discuss strategies and technologies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Pulping and Bleaching Impact on Fiber Properties and Opportunities for the Future
    • Examine the benefits and challenges of pulping and bleaching processes on fiber and paper properties.
  • Assessing Sensory Properties in Consumer Products: Can We Predict the Softness of Hygiene Tissue Containing Non-wood Fibers with the Tissue Softness Analyzer (TSA)?
    • Explore the effectiveness of the TSA for assessing sensory properties in consumer products.

With such a diverse array of topics in one place, the Hot Topics Breakfast promises to be a dynamic and insightful experience for all participants. A breakfast buffet is also included.

Learn more about each roundtable

TAPPICon 2024
Beyond the Hot Topics Breakfast, TAPPICon 2024 promises a dynamic lineup of peer-reviewed technical sessions, a keynote presentation, and networking opportunities. Participants will have the chance to connect with industry experts, discover the latest innovations, and gain insights into strategies for driving sustainable growth and success in the paper and packaging sector.

Register today and secure your spot at the Hot Topics Breakfast and other key events taking place throughout the four-day conference including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Reception, Mentor Match, Fun Run, TAPP-Out Awards Luncheon, and more. Mills also receive special pricing when they send their team.

For more information about the networking events, exhibits and sponsoring, please visit tappicon.org.