Frequently Asked Questions

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Where will PaperCon 2017 take Place?

PaperCon 2017 will take place in Minneapolis, MN, USA at the Minneapolis Convention Center located at: 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Who will attend PaperCon?

PaperCon attracts the world’s foremost experts including:

  • Academics
  • CEOs
  • Coating Superintendents
  • Consultants 
  • Consulting Engineers 
  • Corporate Production 
  • Corporate Engineering
  • Corporate Purchasing 
  • Corporate R&D 
  • Maintenance and Reliability Engineers
  • Mill Managers 
  • Paper Machine Superintendents
  • Process Engineers 
  • Production Managers
  • Product Developers 
  • Project Mangers 
  • Research Managers 
  • Scientists
  • Students
  • Suppliers of Equipment, Chemicals and Services
 PaperCon Audience  

How are speakers selected?

The PaperCon program is assembled by several program committees comprised of TAPPI members from around the world. They are industry professionals in each area and employ a rigorous selection and peer review process to ensure that the presentations are of the highest quality, non-commercial and of utmost relevance and value to the industry.

All presentations and proceedings are reviewed and must comply with TAPPI’s Antitrust Policy.

What sessions can I attend?

The PaperCon program is open; full registrants may attend any session at any time, regardless of the topic area.

Must I register for the conference to attend committee meetings?

No. Committee meetings are open -- anyone may attend unless indicated “by invitation only”. TAPPI Committee meetings are an excellent way to meet colleagues and network in your area of expertise.

How do I best reach my customers at PaperCon?

PaperCon includes many opportunities to network such as lunches, coffee breaks, committee meetings and receptions. In addition the PaperCon Trade Fair/Exhibits feature the industry’s leading global suppliers, new start-up companies, universities, associations and media organizations. Hospitality receptions and lunches are held in the trade fair area, as well as a New Technology Showcase where you can present a short (8-minute) commercial presentation to attendees. It is recommended that you promote your company’s presence at PaperCon in advance to maximize the number of contacts you make.

Do some sessions require an extra charge?

Yes, some preconference workshops, courses and social activities require an additional fee and are noted as such.

How old is PaperCon?

The first PaperCon was in 2008 in Dallas, Texas, USA and it has been held every year since, making PaperCon 2017 the tenth annual event.