Save the Dates: 2017 Conference Preview


TAPPI and its partners will be hosting multiple conferences this year, many of which will be held at locations outside the US. Now is the time to mark your calendars and plan to grow your industry knowledge. Here’s a sample of what’s in store for 2017.

PaperCon will take place in Minneapolis, MN, April 23-27. For the past two years, PaperCon has exceeded expectations, with sold-out exhibit space and record-breaking attendee numbers, so this year is certain to be another high-achieving event. More information is online at

Swissotel Le Plaza in Basel, Switzerland, will host this year’s European Polymers, Laminates, Adhesives, Coatings and Extrusions (PLACE) Conference, May 22-24. The theme is “Innovation Crossing Borders: The Conference to Foster Inter-functional Ideas and Solutions,” and this year’s event will focus on the latest trends and technologies relating to extrusion, coating, or lamination of web-based materials and applications.
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The International Nanotechnology Conference for Renewable Materials, June 5-8, will be held in Montreal, QC, Canada. Focusing on cellulose nanomaterials, the quality of presentations and poster sessions is consistently high and attendance for this conference continues to grow. More information is online at

October 3-6, TAPPI partners with RISI to launch an international tissue conference, Tissue 2017, to be held in Miami, FL. The event will cover tissue market developments, manufacturing innovations and strategic market insights. Peer-reviewed sessions encompassing technical aspects and best practices to help improve mill operations, machine efficiency and converting improvements will also be included. For more information, please visit

CorrExpo will take place October 15-18 at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Omni Hotel in Providence, RI. Activities will include an evening at the historic Squantum Association as well as the popular Corrugated Classic Golf Tournament. Visit to learn more.

Norfolk, VA, is the location for this year’s Pulping, Engineering, Environmental, Recycling and Sustainability (PEERS) Conference, November 5-8 and the International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference (IBBC), November 7-9. More information is online at

TAPPI members often receive discounted registration rates and other benefits—member discounts can pay back the cost of membership with a single event. For more information on all TAPPI events, please visit

On the Bookshelf:

Boiler Water Treatment Series

These comprehensive reference books are the most practical field guides ever written on steam and boiler water treatment. This two-volume set analyzes the whole spectrum of boiler systems, including those used in residential complexes, commercial and institutional buildings, and industrial facilities.

“The set is comprised of some of best information available through several industry sources. The material is comprehensive, and the subject matter is presented in a well-thought-out format.”
Jim Graham, Manager—Paper Industry Utilities

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