- September 01, 2000, Deborah Donberg, Managing Editor
Calling itself "The Corrugated Show for the World," SuperCorrExpo 2000 will take place October 23-27 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
The event, sponsored by the Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC) and TAPPI, will feature a machinery show with more than 300 exhibitors, accompanied by the TAPPI 2000 International Corrugated Containers Conference.
Special sessions for international visitors include simultaneous Spanish interpretation of selected sessions, an international visitors' lounge, local plant tours, and more.
A new feature this year is a training program for all visitors, on the exhibit floor. Several times each day, exhibitors will provide hands-on, interactive, ten-minute educational presentations in four tracks:
Die-Cutting & Finishing
Allied Suppliers (printing plates, anilox rolls, inks, and paper)
Visitors that attend all of the presentations in one track will receive a Certificate of Completion. These programs are free, but space is limited. Organizers recommend reserving a spot by calling the TAPPI service line at 800/332-8686 (US); 800/446-9431 (Canada); 770/446-1400. To register online visit tappi.org.
The Conference Program
Special features of the TAPPI 2000 conference program will include a production roundtable/open forum in which attendees can get answers to tough production problems; "What's New" sessions in which attendees learn about new developments in the industry; and eight interactive workshops.
Topics to be addressed during the conference program include:
- Workplace in the Corrugated Industry, 2000 and Beyond, Part II
- Corrugated Productivity and Waste Survey Definition of Terms
- Factors that Influence Edgewise Compressive Strength Testing
- Ergonomics for Engineers
- Hands-On Troubleshooting
- An Eye on the Latin America Corrugated Industry (Panel Discussion)
- Printing Technologies for the 21st Century
- CorrPak 2000 Competition
AICC Meeting a Bonus
In conjunction with SuperCorrExpo, AICC will hold its 2000 Annual Meeting October 25-28 at the Georgia World Congress Center. "Partnerships for Profit" is the theme for this fall's meeting, which the association reports will be demonstrated daily by the speakers and topics presented.
On Thursday, October 26th, AICC welcomes Jack Grollman, chairman of Triangle Container Corp. and a 50-year veteran of the corrugated industry. Grollman, a past president of AICC, past chairman of the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation, and 1990 AICC Hall of Fame recipient, will speak on the importance of ongoing and continuing investment in new processes, infrastructure, and machinery.
On Friday, October 27th, AICC welcomes back Matt Berler, chief economist for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. Berler will provide an overview of the containerboard and corrugated industry.
Other speakers will cover the battle between corrugated and returnable plastics; the partnership between marketing and bottom-line profits; and the partnership between the manufacturer and customer.
Saturday concludes with James Carville and Mary Matalin, America's most well-known, politically diverse couple. Carville and Matalin, coming from the liberal and conservative sides, respectively, will provide the AICC Annual Meeting attendees with insight on the political process, its challenges, and the partnerships and compromises required to succeed.
For more information on any of the above events, contact AICC, 113 S. West St., Third Floor, Alexandria, VA 22313; 703/836-2422; 800/836-2422; firstname.lastname@example.org; aiccbox.org; or TAPPI, Box 105113, Atlanta, GA 30348-5113; 770/446-1400; 800/332-8686; tappi.org>.