TAPPI and the Recycled Paperboard Technical Association (RPTA) announced today that RPTA will locate its annual Production-Technical (P-T) Seminar at TAPPI's PaperCon 2011 on May 2-3, 2011, in Covington, Ky., USA, near Cincinnati.
"Co-locating our event with PaperCon will allow RPTA members more educational and networking opportunities," saidDeborah White, executive director of RPTA. "We are very excited to hold our conference at TAPPI's world-class event."
RPTA members will have access to the PaperCon Opening Session and Keynote, Executive Panel, Trade Fair, New Technology Showcase, Poster Sessions and hospitality receptions, in addition to the popular P-T Seminar sessions organized by RPTA expressly for the recycled board industry. Likewise, PaperCon attendees will be permitted to join the P-T sessions.
"We've been fans of RPTA for a long time and are excited to have our RPTA friends join us at PaperCon," saidLarry N. Montague, president and CEO of TAPPI. "Recycled paperboard is an important market segment and the information shared by co-locating our two meetings will only benefit the industry."
PaperCon is North America's largest pulp and paper conference, bringing together industry leaders, technical experts, and manufacturing professionals from around the world. In 2011, the theme is "Rethink Paper: Lean and Green," highlighting new ways to improve efficiency, use less water, fiber and air, and achieve operational excellence. The unique program of peer-reviewed papers and invited speakers will attract CEOs, mill managers, superintendents, scientists and engineers from around the world.
PaperCon brings together members with decades of experience in leading, producing and advancing technology for the pulp and paper industry as well as a strong history of more than 90 years in organizing key industry educational programs, conferences and exhibits. PaperCon combines TAPPI's expertise in papermaking, coating, and leadership/management topics with information from producers, government and academic entities, technology suppliers, consumers and associations in multiple industries looking for more cost effective and profitable ways of doing business. New for 2011, special forums are planned on tissue making, sustainability and maintenance.
The Recycled Paperboard Technical Association is a Non-Profit Association that brings together the expertise of paper mills worldwide, which manufacture products from at least 90 percent recovered fiber. RPTA is dedicated to the improvement of the Recycled Paperboard Industry.
TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging and converting industries and publisher ofPaper360°,TAPPI JOURNALandProgress in Paper Recycling. TAPPI has a core expertise in bringing pertinent and actionable technical and management knowledge to plant managers, process engineers, and product developers. With more than 30 current conferences, exhibits and courses, TAPPI provides a diverse portfolio of successful events for the industries it serves. PIMA is TAPPI's management division, providing management training and networking to the industry's leaders for more than 95 years.