Board Converting News, April 6, 2020

INDUSTRY CALENDAR APRIL 21-22 AICC Seminar: Production Leadership: Next Level Super- vision, StandFast Group, Carol Stream, Illinois. APRIL 23-24 AICC Seminar: Production Measurement: Benchmarking & Buy In, StandFast Group, Carol Stream, Illinois. MAY 5 TAPPI Trade Fair & Evening Program, sponsored by AICC, Marriott Oak Brook, Oak Brook, Illinois. MAY 13 AICC Canada Spring Networking Event, Woodbine Race- track, Toronto, Canada. JUNE 25 AICC Canada/CCCA 13th Annual Member Golf Tourna- ment, Nobleton Lakes Golf Club, Nobleton, Ontario AUGUST 11 TAPPI Annual Golf Outing: Ruffled Feathers Golf Course, Lemont, Illinois. SEPTEMBER 13-17 TAPPI/AICC 2020 SuperCorrExpo: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. OCTOBER 5-7 FTA Fall Conference 2020: Cincinnati Marriott at River Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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