Learn more about PaperCon
Why should I attend PaperCon?
Designed by industry professionals, PaperCon draws CEOs, mill managers, superintendents, scientists, process engineers, and suppliers from over 32 different countries for a comprehensive conference that includes a peer-reviewed technical program, multiple networking opportunities, special events, and exhibits.
PaperCon 2018 was held on April 15-18, 2018 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC, USA, 501 S College St, Charlotte, NC 28202.
PaperCon 2019 will be held on May 5-8, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN, USA.
Visit our website often to get the latest updates on our upcoming 2019 conference.
- Comprehensive Technical Program - Expert-led and peer-reviewed
- Global Reach - Over 32 different countries represented
- Networking Events - Face-to-face interaction with other industry professionals and experts
- Career Advancement and Training Opportunities
- Popular Programs - New Technology Showcase, Roundtable Discussions and Young Professionals Sessions
Where will PaperCon 2019 take Place?
PaperCon 2019 will be held on May 5-8, 2019 at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN, USA. Visit our website often to get the latest updates on our 2019 conference.
Who will attend PaperCon?
PaperCon attracts the world’s foremost experts including:
Why did you change the exhibit hours?
Many people come to PaperCon to visit the exhibit floor along with attending the technical sessions. To make sure all attendees had ample opportunities to reach their customers and colleagues, we extended the exhibit hours. Now you can visit booths and make new business connections all three days - Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
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/Exhibit features 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.
How are speakers selected?
The PaperCon program is assembled by several Technical Program Committees comprised of TAPPI members from around the world. They are industry professionals in each subject 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 and most presentations and proceedings (excluding the New Technology Showcase) must comply with TAPPI's Commercialism Guidelines.
What sessions can I attend?
The PaperCon program is open; full registrants may attend any session at any time, regardless of the topic area. Single day registrants may attend any sessions the day they are registered for.
Must I register for the conference to attend committee meetings?
No, but you still need to register for 'committee meetings only.' 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 while contributing to the growth of the industry. By allowing participants to pass on the knowledge they've gained, we feel committee meetings are one of the best ways to give back.
Do some parts of PaperCon require an extra charge?
Yes, some pre-conference workshops, courses, races, 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 2019 the twelfth annual event.