The industry’s most powerful corrugated event in the western hemisphere, SuperCorrExpo (SCE), hosted jointly by TAPPI and AICC, will launch Phase II of the popular virtual webinar series in early 2021, showcasing SCE exhibitors that provide services to the industry.   

The Service Talks virtual sessions will be grouped together by industry area and each applicant will be asked to provide a five-minute “elevator speech” presentation highlighting their service(s). Each presentation will be followed by a live question and answer session as well as the opportunity for participants to engage with the exhibitor, and one another. This is a continuation of the strongly attended equipment and materials focused “What’s New: Tech Talks” series that ran between August and November this year. 

To apply, presenters must be an SCE 2021 confirmed exhibitor and topics and presentations that were presented in the “What’s New: Tech Talks” will not be considered.

Service Talk categories include: Consulting/Engineering, Financial Services/Leasing, Installation/Rigging, Freight/Logistics, Education/Training, Machine Alignment, Machine Maintenance, Marketing, and other.

Companies that sell a physical item do not qualify; Phase II is limited to those that provide a service. The presentation can include your company name, trade names, and logos but no pricing information is allowed. Presenters must adhere to AICC & TAPPI antitrust guidelines. 

Presentations, in their entirety, must be no more than five minutes long and there will be two minutes of Q&A allowed at the end of each presentation. 

Final presentations must be sent to AICC for review prior to the virtual session (date will be provided to confirmed presenters). Virtual rehearsal will be scheduled in advance (date will be provided to confirmed presenters).

The final schedule for the live Service Talks will be determined once all presentations are received and selected. We envision these will begin in late January/early February of 2021 and all presentations will be available for viewing online at until August 2021.

All abstracts will be reviewed by a committee of TAPPI & AICC volunteer members – suppliers and converters from different sectors of the industry. Presentations not deemed to fit the criteria or category may be rejected, including if the topic was presented during the “What’s New: Tech Talks.”

Complete the online application, which includes a short abstract, by Friday, December 11, 2020. Abstracts should be between 75-100 words and provide an overview of your presentation. For questions or more information, contact Cindy Huber, AICC Director, Conventions & Meetings, at [email protected] or Laura Mihalick, Senior Meeting Manager, at [email protected] or call (877) 836-2422.

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