Hot Topics Breakfast

April 30 - May 4, 2022 | Charlotte, NC USA

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Hot Topics Breakfast Roundtables

Tuesday, October 5 • 6:30 am - 7:45 am

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Hot Topics Breakfast Schedule

Schedule and topics are subject to change. Visit our website often for updates.

6:30 – 6:45 am
Breakfast Buffet / Find a Table / Personal Introductions
6:45 am
TAPPI Antitrust Policy Reminder
Table Discussions to Begin
7:40 am
Five Minute Warning
7:45 am
Wrap-up and Thanks to Our Hosts
8:00 am
TAPPICon Technical Sessions Begin


Table Topics

 Session Chair: Philip Wells, Wells Enterprises Inc. 


Subject to change.

Hot Topic
Sponsoring Group
Table Moderators


"Trusted Teams - Performance Versus Trust"

Sponsor: Women in Industry Division

Jan Bottiglieri, TAPPI


“Going Digital: What Does It Mean for the industry”

Sponsor: Women in Industry Division  

Rosy Covarrubias, Buckman


"Wet End Stability”

Discussion to include experiences using the recently updated TIP 0404-54, Headbox and Approach Piping Guidelines.

Sponsor: Papermaking Fundamentals Committee

Scott Pantaleo, International Paper 

"Learning the Art of Papermaking in an Age of Digitization"

Sponsor: Couch Pit University


Keith Kemp, AstenJohnson


"Starting a New Career in Uncertain Times"

Sponsor: Young Professionals Division

 Brennan Augst, Voith


“Thriving in the Future”

How can Process Control help the industry thrive? Supplement manpower shortages? Increase profitability by implementing advanced controls? Streamlining all that big data into actionable information?

Sponsor: Process Control Division

Dave Maddux, Valmet Automation


"PFAS Looking at the Future of Treatment”

Sponsor: Environmental and Sustainability Group  

Heather Jennings, Probiotic Solutions®


"Energy / Tip's and Scholarship Potential”

 TAPPI, Dick Reese, CleanTech Partners, Inc