TAPPI CorrExpo 2023

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Ready to rock to the corr? TAPPI’s CorrExpo 2023 is setting the stage to do just that in the “Rock and Roll Capital of the World,” Cleveland, Ohio, August 28-30, 2023.

Located at the Huntington Convention Center, CorrExpo provides industry decision makers with a variety of unique connections through networking events, educational opportunities, and an extensive show floor. The event kicks off Monday, August 28 with the CorrExpo Golf Classic at the Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, one of Golfweek’s top five courses in Ohio. Hit the links with your industry colleagues and take in breathtaking views of the Cuyahoga River Valley while you play one of Ohio’s top municipal golf courses.

Monday evening’s welcome reception at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown will be the ideal setting to meet face-to-face with your customers, prospects, and colleagues, and to reconnect with friends before the meetings, presentations, keynotes, and exhibit officially kick off.

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Bob Chapman, Barry-Wehmiller.

On Tuesday, August 29, Bob Chapman of Barry-Wehmiller, begins the day’s activities with the opening keynote, “Truly Human Leadership: The Skills and Courage to Care.” As chairman and CEO of the US$3 billion global capital equipment firm, Chapman has championed meaningful work and caring work environments through what he calls “Truly Human Leadership.” In his keynote, Chapman will challenge attendees’ traditional thinking about how to run a business and how to be caring and effective leaders. He’ll offer simple, yet groundbreaking ideas on how to create safe, healthy, and fulfilling work environments grounded in people-centric leadership.

This year’s technical sessions will tune you in to the industry’s latest and greatest innovations and trends—trends you’ll get to see in practice on the exhibit show floor Tuesday and Wednesday.

mark schulmanMark Schulman, world-class drummer.

Tuesday evening’s special event at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is a four-hour extravaganza featuring food, beverages, and some amazing entertainment—all included in your full conference registration. You can test your musical skills in “The Garage” as you collaborate with others and jam together or connect with an instructor who can teach you to play the instrument of your musical dreams.

Mark Schulman, world-class drummer for performers including Pink, Foreigner, Billy Idol, and Cher, will provide the event’s closing keynote, “Hacking the ROCKSTAR ATTITUDE: How to Ignite Rockstar Performance During Uncertain Times.” Schulman’s presentations have the excitement of a live concert combined with the transformational results of a cutting-edge keynote. Think Tony Robbins meets Bono meets Ringo Starr. On August 30 at 11:00 a.m. he will incorporate his own powerful business philosophy and innovative strategy into an engaging multimedia and live drumming performance designed to empower, inspire, and elevate the audience to a new mindset and level of performance. Don’t miss this “rock show disguised as a keynote!”

Visit correxpo.org to register, book your hotel accommodations, and learn more about this not-to-miss industry event.

Want to Rock Your Die Cutter?

Head to Cleveland early for the popular “Effective Methods to Maximize Die Cutting Productivity” course on Sunday, August 27. Industry legend Rick Putch will help you better comprehend why equipment differences, general maintenance needs, and subtle structural design differences influence quality and profitability for corrugated converters. You will gain a much better understanding of machine limitations on all sorts of flatbed and rotary die cutters, leaving with a deeper awareness of how establishing a tool readiness program increases uptime and reduces waste.

After successfully completing this course, you and your company will benefit from these key takeaways:

  • Distinguish differences in various flatbed die cutters.
  • Create accurate specifications for rotary die cutters and flexo folder gluers.
  • Recognize pitfalls in structural designs that limit die cutting efficiency.
  • Indicate how key maintenance practices on the die cutters increase uptime and reduce waste.
  • Identify influential factors of dimensional variation in rotary die cutting.
  • Learn how a tool readiness program drastically reduces idle time in your converting processes.

A separate registration is required. Visit www.correxpo.org/diecutter for more information and registration details