A New Attitude

The Corrugated Packaging Conference and CorrExpo promises to be converter driven.

OCT 12 - 15, 2003
Corrugated Packaging Conference & CorrExpo,
TAPPI Corrugated Packaging Div.
Hyatt Regency Dallas
Dallas, TX (770/446-1400; tappi.org)

The 2003 TAPPI Corrugated Packaging Conference and CorrExpo comes to the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, TX, October 12-15. Formerly known as the Corrugated Containers Conference and CorrExpo, this year's event is expected to draw more than 600 attendees and more than 100 exhibiting suppliers ready to showcase the latest, most innovative products and services.

The Corrugated Packaging Div. of TAPPI, organizers of the event, says the new name more accurately reflects the association's membership and activities. Dedicated to being “converter-driven,” the division has adopted a long-term goal to be “the premier knowledge source for the corrugated packaging industry.”

Practical Tracks
The conference program — Practical Solutions for Profit Improvement — will cover a variety of topics designed to appeal to converter plant management; first-line supervisors; shipping operations; IT operations; maintenance operations; and industry suppliers and customers.

The program features three practical tracks: Workplace and Safety Trends; Manufacturing and Operating Efficiencies; and Quality Improvement Trends.

A fourth track, the new Masters Forum, will feature cutting-edge, world-class sessions that focus on management issues.

Attendees can choose to attend all the sessions in one track or move around between tracks to attend the sessions that best meet their needs. Session topics include:

  • Workplace & Safety Trends
    Great Safety Programs Contribute to the Bottom Line
    Successful Ergonomics to Reduce Safety Hazards
    Improve Safety and Reduce Costs with the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program
  • Quality Improvement Trends
    Better Testing for Better Packaging
    Practical Solutions for Flexographic Printing Problems
    Corrugated Board Defect Workshop
  • Manufacturing & Operating Efficiencies
    Corrugator and Converting Defect Clinic
    Waste Management Roundtable
    Bonding & Production of Wax Replacement Board Grade with Specialty Papers
  • Masters Forum
    Electronic Product Code Early Adoption Strategies
    Supply Chain Waste Management Roundtable
    Energy Saving Solutions for Corrugated Box Plants

Industry Innovations
The CorrExpo exhibition, held in conjunction with the three-day conference, offers industry suppliers an arena in which to exhibit the latest products and services, along with an opportunity to network with established and potential clients.

Also on display will be winners of the CorrPak 2003 Competition, which recognizes the finest commercially produced corrugated packaging products manufactured between Sept. 1, 2002, and Aug. 15, 2003.

CorrExpo hours will be Monday, October 13, 1:00-5:00 p.m., and Tuesday, October 14, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Tee Time
Always committed to throwing a little fun into the mix, the division is hosting the 9th annual Corrugated Classic Golf Outing on Saturday, October 11, at the Tribute Golf Club on the shores of Lake Lewisville. For information on how to join in on the fun, contact Cassie J. Rothstrom at 509/522-0490.

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