Hot Topics Breakfast

November 5 - 8, 2017 | Norfolk, Virginia, USA

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Join fellow conference attendees for a continental breakfast and stimulating discussion in a roundtable format. Both Hot Topic breakfasts will focus on current operating issues and are open to all registered attendees. Prior to the conference, a list of hot topics will be emailed to all pre-registrants, allowing you to sign-up ahead of time for topics of your choice. Sign-up boards will also be posted on-site for each topic. Each hot topic discussion will be facilitated by a leading expert in the area.


The following are examples of Hot Topics discussed in 2016:

“Agenda 2020”


“Boiler Pressure Part Failures”

‘Brownstock Washing Optimization/Issues”

“Chain System Performance in Rotary Kilns”

“Commercialization of Nonwood Fibers”

“Effects of Feedstock Size and Shape on Combustion in Biomass Boilers”

“Energy Efficiency Using Advanced Controls”

“Increasing Kiln Capacity by Retrofitting with a Flash-Dryer System”

“Pulping Yields Issues/Optimization”

“Sustaining the Paper Industry Workforce: Women in Industry”  

“Wood Chip Quality/Wood Yard Issues”