Hot Topics Breakfasts

October 27 - 30, 2019 | St. Louis, Missouri

Hot Topics Breakfasts

Tuesday, October 29, 2019  •  6:45am – 8:30am
Wednesday, October 30, 2019  •  6:45am – 8:30am


These highly popular sessions begin with a complimentary continental breakfast followed by peer discussions on the industry’s latest technical/production developments and operating problems.  Open to all conference attendees, these breakfast gatherings provide an opportunity for people with similar interests to get together and discuss topics. 


There is limited seating and tables are filling up fast. If you are interested in attending this event, sign-up as soon as possible to ensure you get a spot at the table with the topic that most interests you.

These events are open to all registered attendees but pre-registration is required due to space limitations.

To register, contact the TAPPI Member Connection Center at 1.800.332.8686 or [email protected]


Table Topics:

•  High Value Lignin (Biorefinery)
        Moderator: TBD

•  High Value Cellulose (Biorefinery)
        Moderator: Sudhagar Mani, University of Georgia

Future of Lime Kiln Burners
        Moderator: Peter Gorog, Houghton Cascade Holdings, LLC

        Moderator: Mark Lewis, Sustainable Fiber Technologies

•  Brownstock Washing Optimization
        Moderator: TBD

•  Pulp Bleaching Operational Issues
        Moderator: TBD

•  Digester Operation and Control
        Moderator: TBD

•  Capturing engineering talent in the paper industry
        Moderator: Meg Murphy, Felker Brothers

•  Recycle
        Moderator: Kevin Nobling, Graphic Packaging International

        Moderator: TBD

•  Hard Scale Formation in Recaust Plants
        Moderator: Alisha Giglio, Hatch

•  Effects of fiber quality and availability on pulp production and quality
        Moderator: TBD

•  Retaining institutional memory in mills with lean staffing and significant turnover
        Moderator: TBD

•  Environmental
        Moderator: Heather Jennings, Probiotic Solutions

•  How to optimize equipment inspections when maintenance budgets are tight
and how to avoid overreaction with Fitness for Service Evaluations
        Moderator: Sandy Sharp, SharpConsultant