Hot Topics Breakfast

 Attendees enjoyed a discussion with experts at PaperCon's

Hot Topics Breakfast

Tuesday, April 25th - 6:30 am - 7:45 am


Minneapolis Convention Center

The Hot Topics Breakfast featured roundtable discussions with industry experts and newcomers alike.

They were sponsored by some of the TAPPI Committees.

Coordinated by Philip Wells, Wells Enterprises Inc. 

Hot Topic

Sponsoring Committee

Table Moderators

“Forming and Paper Structure”

Sponsor:  Fluid Mechanics Committee

Scott Pantaleo – IP

“The Impact Communication Has on Leadership”

Sponsor: Women in Industry

Pam Cowan Pulmac

“Leveraging the Generational Gap”

Sponsor: Women in Industry

Kim Cowan Pulmac

“Papermaking Best Practices”

Sponsor:  Papermakers Committee

Mike Molter Valmet

“It’s Time to Rethink the Importance of Your Vacuum System”

Sponsor:  Water Removal Committee

Doug Sweet – Doug Sweet and Associates

“Papermaking Generations and What Can Be Learned From Each”

Sponsor:  Couch Pit University

Gary Nyman – IP

“Redefining Roles in the Industry – Where Do You Fit?”

Sponsor:  Young Professionals Division

Sarah Dawkins – Solenis

Josh Reich – Greif

Trends in Calendering

Sponsor:  Coating and Graphic Arts Division

Mark Sorenson Andritz

“Water Closure (Effect on Industry from Chemistry Perspective)”

Sponsor:  Paper Additives Committee

Steve Boone – Bercen

“Cybersecurity: The Threat is Real”

Sponsor:  Process Control Division

Dave Maddux – Global Process Automation

“Nanocellulosics:  It’s Here Now!  Are you taking advantage of the opportunity?”

Sponsor:  Net Division

Sean Ireland Fiberlean