Young Professionals - Make the Most of Your TAPPICon Experience
TAPPICon has so many exciting things to offer from networking events to panel discussions and keynotes to the exhibitor hall. Explore the schedule at a glance and program tracks, make sure to visit the exhibit hall, and check out various panels and breakout sessions. Make the most of your TAPPICon experience and be sure to join us for the activities and events highlighted below. Go to tappicon.org for full conference details or to register.
Saturday, April 27
Women's Summit Reception
Sunday, April 28
Monday, April 29
Young Professionals Luncheon (open to all)
Exhibit Hall Reception
Tuesday, April 30
Women in Industry Luncheon (open to all)
Wednesday, May 1
YP Events: TBD
Some TAPPI Committee Meetings being held at TAPPICon are open to all. If interested, contact Lisa Lockwood to obtain a meeting schedule.
Why TAPPICon attendance is important: A YP Attendee’s Perspective
"Going to TAPPICon 2021 as a young professional allowed me to gain perspective on where our industry is going and how we think about our lives and the future. With 20-30+ years left in my career, I seek to see the day we fully automate a mill, a place where we find a system that respects individuals' lives and challenges future generations to do better. Therefore talks about future leaders, innovation and strategy filled me with hope.
While our manufacturing sites perceive both the lack of life balance as a badge of honor or change a dishonor to the current process, I see change not as "we did something wrong" but "we found a better way to do it." My takeaway is to seek to understand other generations, find a bridge for solutions, and learn. It is no secret our workforce is wiser and close to retirement. Yet, we have the precious time to acquire wisdom and document best practices so that our focus as future leaders is optimizing, improving, and automating.
- Eugenia Rivero Loyola, Strategic Initiatives Senior Analyst, WestRock