TAPPICon 2021

April 25 - 28, 2021 | Cobb Galleria Centre | Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Congratulations to TAPPI's 2020

 Women in Industry Division Award Winner and

Young Professionals Division Outgoing Chair



Women in Industry Division

Woman of the Year


Adele Elice-Invaso


Adele Elice-Invaso

Appita Inc.


Elice-Invaso is a passionate advocate for supporting and developing the next generation of leaders and innovators. As executive director of the Australasian Pulp and Paper Industry Technical Association (Appita), she has led the development of new programs and events to better engage, connect, and develop young industry professionals.
She has 23 years’ experience in the pulp and paper industry across various roles, including management, advocacy, technical sales and marketing, publishing, and consulting.

Recently Elice-Invaso has been involved in the development of a new online master’s program: The Master’s Bioproduct Manufacturing Engineering at BioPRIA (Bioresource Processing Research Institute of Australia), Monash University. This first-of-its-kind program is designed to prepare a new generation of engineers with entrepreneurial and advanced manufacturing skills.

Elice-Invaso has extensive experience engaging with stakeholders and building and strengthening collaborations for research and development between industry, universities, and not for profit groups, and has held a wide range of representative positions focused on industry education, training, and research. She is a member of the Monash University BioPRIA Management Committee; the Pulp & Paper Industry Reference Committee; and the Australian Forest Product Association (AFPA) - Pulp & Paper Industry Chamber Committee.

Young Professionals Division

Young Professionals of the Year

(see Association Awards)

Outgoing Chair

Sudip Neupane

Sudip Neupane



Neupane is a Technical Services and Product Development Manager at Georgia-Pacific LLC and manages Bleach Board customers in Europe and the Middle East as well as supports product development and process improvement projects.  Prior to working at Georgia-Pacific, Neupane worked at WestRock in technical sales.

Neupane holds a masters degree in Engineering Management and a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University.