TAPPICon and Women’s Summit
Charlotte, NC
April 30 – May 4, 2022

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 30
8:00am – 5:00pm Tissue 101: Properties and Processes Course (additional registration required)

1:00pm - 5:00pm Women's Summit (additional registration required)

5:00pm - 7:00pm Women's Summit Reception


Sunday, May 1
8:00am – 4:30pm Tissue 101: Properties and Processes Course Day 2 (additional registration required)

2:00pm - 4:00pm Meet Your Match Speed Networking

4:30pm – 6:30pm Couch Pit University/Young Professionals Roundtable

7:00pm - 9:00pm TAPPI Trivia and University Reception


Monday, May 2
9:00am – 10:15am Open Session/Keynote

10:30am – 11:45pm Executive Panel

12:00pm - 1:30pm Young Professionals Luncheon (open to all)

5:00pm – 7:00pm Exhibit Hall Reception


Tuesday, May 3
6:30am - 7:45am Hot Topics Breakfast

12pm – 1:30pm Women in Industry Luncheon (open to all)

6:30pm – 9:30pm NASCAR Social (additional registration required)

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

Wednesday, May 4
6:00am – 8:00am 17th Annual Runnability Fun Run/Walk (additional registration required – Virtual option available)

8:00am - 9:00am Plan for Tomorrow: Developing a Personalized Learning Plan (Panel Discussion Planned & Hosted by the TAPPI Young Professionals Division)

11:30am - 12:30pm TAPP-Out Lunch & Awards


Some TAPPI Committee Meetings being held at TAPPICon are open to all. If interested, see the full committee meeting schedule for details.


Also taking place in Charlotte, co-located with TAPPICon is TAPPI Tissue 101 – The Perfect Introduction or Refresher Course

Whether you’re new to tissue or a seasoned professional, TAPPI’s Tissue 101: Properties and Processes Course gives you a solid understanding of tissue properties and how they are impacted in the manufacturing processes. Scan the course topics. 

Register before April 1 to save and unroll your potential!