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2015 TAPPI Peers Features Five New Panel Discussions

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The 2015 TAPPI PEERS Conference will feature five NEW panel discussions. The TAPPI PEERS Conference, October 25-28, 2015 in Atlanta, Ga., USA, includes informative panel discussions where you can gain first-hand knowledge of new solutions and best practices on important topics. Don’t miss these special panel discussions, guaranteed to be lively and interactive sessions on the topics you want to know more about.

Sustainable Practices in Papermaking: Understanding the Market Demand and its Impact on Supply Chain Operations 
Session 8: Monday, October 26 from 3:30-5:00p.m.
Within the paper industry, manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers need to be aware of the desire among Americans for more sustainable paper and product packaging options. Collaboration throughout the supply chain is required to deliver products that meet consumer purchasing preferences and increase brand loyalty. In addition, a significant group of paper manufacturers have publically committed to sustainability targets as an industry which reflects efforts around six specific initiatives.
Session Chair: Dan Curry, TRC
Panelists: Jerry Schwartz, AF&PA
Ian Lifshitz, APP
Nan Faessler, Veritiv
Barry Graden, Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Young Professional Panel – Sponsored by Georgia Tech
Session 12: Monday, October 26 from 3:30-5:00p.m. 
The YP Panel topic will surround knowledge transfer. 
Project Management Panel (Career Development)
Session 16: Tuesday, October 27 from 8:30-10:00a.m.
Anyone wanting to learn about a number of advanced project management topics including project risk management, making sense of large volumes of data for project planning, and using advanced simulation techniques to validate design and enable vertical start-up will benefit greatly by attending the Project Management Panel Discussion session.
Session Chair:  Subra Arasakesari, Procter & Gamble 
Panelists: Saket Kumar, Google
Kevin Gierc, Amec Foster Wheeler
Jerry Forester, Amec Foster Wheeler

New Developments in Paper Recycling
Session 29: Tuesday, October 27 from 3:30-5:00p.m. 
Researchers involved in paper recycling are always addressing important topics like improving product quality, increasing yield, reducing stickies and other contaminants, monitoring raw material quality, handling developments in printing technology, etc. These and other issues facing the paper recycling mills will be addressed by industry experts. 

Pulp Yields Panel Discussion (Career Development)
Session 31: Tuesday October 27 from 3:30-5:00p.m.
Improving fiber yields is a constant objective by pulp manufacturers to remain economically competitive and sustainable with rising raw material costs. Leading industry experts from pulp manufacturing, equipment suppliers, consultants, and R&D have been assembled to discuss various topics that affect pulp yields from the chip pile to the end of bleaching. How can pulping conditions affect pulp yields? How can yields be estimated from kraft pulping and bleaching? What available technologies are available to boost fiber yields from wood chips? These are just a few of the topics that will be addressed by this panel.
Session Chair: Brian Brogdon, Future Bridge Consulting Services, LLC
Panelists: Brian Brogdon, Future Bridge Consulting Services, LLC
Gopal Goyal, International Paper
Hasan Jameel, North Carolina State University
Jorge Colodette, Federal University
Anders Hjort, Valmet

More information about the full program is available online.

PEERS will be co-located with the International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference, running October 28-30, creating a value-added opportunity for you to expand your learning, networking, and resources by attending both conferences.

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