Board Coverting News, August 31, 2020

TAPPI’s PIMA Division To Hold 2020 Leadership & Innovation Conference The global pandemic is rocking the business world, and causing companies to quickly alter their priorities to re- main stable. Corrugators need to be agile and adjust to the changing business climate as well. TAPPI’s PIMA Division recognized the necessity for an industry-wide conversation to address this new business climate and developed the 2020 Innovation and Leader- ship Conference, a series of virtual sessions held every Wednesday and Thursday from September 2-24. The Con- ference provides a platform for industry leaders including executives, plant and mill managers, emerging leaders, and suppliers to engage in high-level discussions about topics affecting the future success of the industry in a for- mat that allows easy access and convenient scheduling.

“Conference attendees will learn first-hand from a di- verse set of experts about how they shifted operations and businesses in response to changes at their compa- nies,” stated Mike Subilia, PIMA Program Committee Chair. “Discussions centered around attracting and developing strong leaders in the industry will also be a focal point.” Attendees will hear from industry leaders including Graphic Packaging International, WestRock, Packaging Corporation of America, Green Bay Packaging, Kruger Packaging LP, Jacobs Engineering, WMU Paper Technol- ogy Foundation, Panther Systems, DPAS, Phaidra, OSIsoft, Domtar, International Paper, Galileao Global Advisors, Fisher International, Paper360 and AstenJohnson. Each week, attendees have the opportunity to attend sessions that address specific areas of concern for the industry. They will be able to hear from industry experts, ask questions and participate in conversations during ev- ery session. The one- to two-hour hour sessions are vir-

tual, conveniently scheduled, and offer pro- fessionals the opportunity to attend without leaving their home, office, plant or mill. Weekly sessions include: Week 1 : • Executive Panel, presented by Paper360, followed by PIMA Division Annual Meet- ing & Awards - Wednesday, Sept. 2, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. • State of the Industry - Thursday, Sept 3, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Week 2 : • Engaging a Generational Workforce: A Conversation on Attracting & Retaining Young Talent - Wednesday, Sept. 9, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • Future of Leadership, followed by Wom- en in Industry Division Annual Meeting - Thursday, Sept. 10, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Week 3 : • The Pillars of the Digital Mill – Wednes- day, Sept. 16, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • Mill Manager’s Panel & Roundtable – Thursday, Sept. 17, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Week 4 : • Couch Pit University Superintendent’s Roundtable – Wednesday, Sept. 23, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • Problem Solving & Creating Positive Change – Thursday, Sept. 24, 11 :00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Please visit for more info and to register. There is a nom- inal charge of $99 for TAPPI members to at- tend the entire conference, or $29 per ses- sion. For non-members, the cost is $279 for all eight sessions, or $49 per sessions. There are additional rates for Young Professionals, students, and retired professionals.


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