TAPPI rocked another successful show with more than 1,100 people descending on Cleveland, Ohio for the CorrExpo 2023 conference, where the top leaders of the corrugated industry brought their innovations and met with their many friends and colleagues.
Larry Montague, President & CEO of TAPPI, was proud to say that attendance at CorrExpo was even better than the last pre-Covid show held five years ago in Denver, Colorado.
The conference was a fitting time to remember those past, the TAPPI volunteers who work hard planning the show, the experienced leaders of innovation, as well as the next-generation leders.
“I get so jazzed up from our student summits we have and also our young professionals — there are a lot a lot of those guys here today — you keep the flame burning,” Montague said. “These folks are ready to create their own footprint in this industry, and a lot of them have already done that and become the next leaders of this amazing industry.”
There are many dedicated people who have been around long time and experienced the ups and downs of the industry, but equally important is cultivating a newer generation, Montague said. “They will have new ideas — they already do — new perspectives and new questions that challenge our way of doing things for the better,” he said.
The awards and scholarship winners are on page 14 of this issue; watch for more coverage appearing in upcoming issues of Board Converting News. Meanwhile, there’s always another show and TAPPI is already behind the scenes working on the next one — SuperCorrExpo on September 8-12, 2024 in Orlando, Florida.