May 4 - 5, 2021 | VIRTUAL and October 3-6, 2021 | LIVE! in Atlanta, GA USA

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Why should I attend TAPPICon?

TAPPICon is a combination of SIX industry segments coming together for ONE interactive, two part conference. Segments include: nonwovens, paper, recycling, reliability & maintenance, tissue and women in industry. TAPPI's PaperCon, TissueCon, NETInc, IDCON's Reliability & Maintenance sessions, and RPTA's Production-Technical Seminar will now be part of TAPPICon 2021.

Designed by industry professionals, TAPPICon draws CEOs, mill managers, superintendents, scientists, process engineers, and suppliers from over 36 different countries for a comprehensive conference that includes a peer-reviewed technical program, multiple networking opportunities, special events, and exhibits.

TAPPICon 2021 will now be two parts:

TAPPICon VIRTUAL, May 4-5, 2021, offers a virtual, curated technical program focused on current, more time-sensitive topics.

TAPPICon LIVE!, October 3-6, 2021, will be held in Atlanta, GA USA.  This in-person events includes a full comprehensive technical program addressing key topics about Coating & Graphic Arts, Nonwovens, Papermaking, Papermaking Additives, Papermaking Fundamentals, PIMA Management, Process Control, Reliability & Maintenance (IDCON), Recycled Paperboard (RPTA) and Tissue. TAPPICon LIVE! also includes multiple networking events and a full exhibit floor allowing you to meet face-to-face with industry peers.

TAPPICon attendees will have the added advantage of participating in TechTalks, a new feature highlighting specific technologies during the summer.



TAPPICon offers:

  • Comprehensive Technical Program - Expert-led and peer-reviewed
  • Global Reach - Over 36 different countries represented
  • Networking Events during TAPPICon LIVE! - Face-to-face interaction with other industry professionals and experts
  • Career Advancement and Training Opportunities
  • Popular Programs during TAPPICon LIVE! - New Technology Showcase, Expanded Exhibits, Roundtable Discussions, and Young Professionals Sessions

Where will TAPPICon 2021 take Place?

TAPPICon VIRTUAL, May 4-5, 2021 can be accessed virtually from both your desktop and mobile app. A link will be sent you once you register for the event.

TAPPICon LIVE!, October 3-6, 2021, takes place at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA, USA. The Cobb Galleria Centre is located in NW Atlanta where Interstate 285 and 75 cross.  Please be aware that it is not in downtown Atlanta.  

2 Galleria Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

Who will attend TAPPICon?

TAPPICon attracts the world’s foremost experts including:

• Board Mill Superintendent
• CEO, President 
• Chief Engineer 
• Coater Superintendent 
• Converting Group Manager 
• Director of Coated Paper Development 
• Director of Engineering 
• Director of Paper Technology 
• Director of Product Management 
• Director of R&D 
• Director of Technology 
• Director of Procurement 
• Engineer

• General Manager 
• Maintenance Supervisor 
• Manager R&D, Paper Chemicals 
• Manager, Stock Prep 
• Mechanical Reliability Engineer 
• Mill Manager 
• Mill Superintendent 
• Paper Machine Superintendent 
• Paper Machine Technical Asst.
• Paper Mill Superintendent 
• Plant Manager 
• Process Control Engineer 
• Process Engineer

• Product Development Manager 
• Project Engineer 
• Quality Manager 
• RD&I Chemist 
• Research Fellow 
• Senior Mechanical Engineer 
• Sourcing Director 
• Student
• Technical Director 
• Technical Specialist – Coatings 
• Vice President – Manufacturing 
• Vice President – R&D
and more!


Why aren't the exhibit hours all day during the October LIVE! event?

Many people come to TAPPICon to visit the exhibit floor along with attending the technical sessions. We are mindful of making sure the exhibit hours are focused on quality instead of quantity, so we have limited the amount of overlap of the technical program and the exhibit hall. This keeps attendees and exhibitors alike from having to choose between which to visit. Also, to make sure all attendees had ample opportunities to reach their customers and colleagues, we extended the exhibit hours. Now you can visit booths and make new business connections all three days - Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. 

How do I best reach my customers at TAPPICon?

TAPPICon includes many opportunities to network such as lunches, coffee breaks, committee meetings, and receptions. In addition, the TAPPICon Trade Fair/Exhibit features the industry’s leading global suppliers, new start-up companies, universities, associations, and media organizations. Hospitality receptions and lunches are held in the trade fair area, as well as a New Technology Showcase where you can present a short (8-minute) commercial presentation to attendees. It is recommended that you promote your company’s presence at TAPPICon in advance to maximize the number of contacts you make. 

How are speakers selected?

The TAPPICon program is assembled by several Technical Program Committees comprised of TAPPI members from around the world. They are industry professionals in each subject area and employ a rigorous selection and peer review process to ensure that the presentations are of the highest quality, non-commercial, and of utmost relevance and value to the industry.

All presentations and proceedings are reviewed and must comply with TAPPI’s Antitrust Policy and most presentations and proceedings (excluding the New Technology Showcase) must comply with TAPPI's Commercialism Guidelines

What sessions can I attend?

The TAPPICon program is open; full registrants may attend any session at any time, regardless of the topic area.

Single day registrants may attend any sessions the day they are registered for. 

Must I register for the conference to attend committee meetings?

No, but you still need to register for 'committee meetings only.' Committee meetings are open -- anyone may attend unless indicated “by invitation only.” TAPPI Committee meetings are an excellent way to meet colleagues and network in your area of expertise while contributing to the growth of the industry. By allowing participants to pass on the knowledge they've gained, we feel committee meetings are one of the best ways to give back. 

How do I obtain a Visa?

You must register for the conference before being eligible for a Visa letter. For more details about obtaining a Visa to attend TAPPICon, please review the TAPPI guidelines. 

Do some parts of TAPPICon require an extra charge?

Yes, some pre-conference workshops, courses, races, and social activities require an additional fee and are noted as such. Also, there is an additional fee for the VIRTUAL component of TAPPICon.


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