Hot Topics Breakfasts

November 1 - 4, 2020 | Atlanta, GA

Hot Topics Breakfasts

Tuesday, October 29, 2019  •  6:45am – 8:30am
Wednesday, October 30, 2019  •  6:45am – 8:30am

These highly popular sessions include a complimentary buffet breakfast followed by peer discussions on the industry’s latest technical/production developments and operating problems.  Open to all conference attendees, these breakfast gatherings provide an opportunity for people with similar interests to get together and discuss topics. 


Tuesday Topics:


        Moderator: Mark Lewis, Sustainable Fiber Technologies

•  Effects of Fiber Quality and Availability on Pulp Production and Quality
        Moderator: Peter W. Hart, WestRock

Future of Lime Kiln Burners
        Moderator: Peter Gorog, Houghton Cascade Holdings, LLC

•  Pulp Bleaching Operational Issues
        Moderator: Ashok Ghosh, WestRock

•  Capturing Engineering Talent in the Paper Industry
        Moderator: Meg Murphy, Felker Brothers

•  High Value Lignin (Biorefinery)
        Moderator: Sabrina Burkhardt, Sustainable Fiber Solutions, LLC

•  Retaining Institutional Memory in Mills with Lean Staffing and Significant Turnover
        Moderator: TBD


Wednesday Topics:


•  Recycle
        Moderator: Kevin Nobling, Graphic Packaging International

•  Digester Operation and Control
        Moderator: Mona Henderson, Valmet

•  Brownstock Washing Optimization
        Moderator: Mike Brown, WestRock

•  Hard Scale Formation in Recaust Plants
        Moderator: Alisha Giglio, Hatch

•  How to Optimize Equipment Inspections When Maintenance Budgets are Tight
and How to Avoid Overreaction with Fitness for Service Evaluations
        Moderator: Sandy Sharp, SharpConsultants

•  High Value Cellulose (Biorefinery)
        Moderator: Sudhagar Mani, University of Georgia

Client Sustainable Solution Needs
        Moderator: Heather Jennings, Probiotic Solutions










•  Environmental
        Moderator: Heather Jennings, Probiotic Solution