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TAPPI Centennial Celebration Gala to Entertain, Inform and Delight

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

ATLANTA, Ga. – The highlight of TAPPI’s 100 year anniversary will be the Centennial Celebration Gala Dinner on April 20. Beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Atlanta Convention Center, America’s Mart, the Gala will celebrate the past, present and future potential of the global pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and related industries.

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals while enjoying a formal dinner as well as entertainment provided by Juice Studios.

As a feature of the night on the main stage, a lively series of scenes will take guests through a fun-filled journey from the bygone era of old-timey radio shows and into the future.

Between on-stage performances, the cast will be engaging guests directly at their tables through "live television advertisements". Select guests will read lines from cue cards advertising fictional products or make up an ad of their own, while being featured on the event big and small screens.

In addition to the evening’s entertainment, complimentary copies of the 100 year commemorative coffee table book “A Century of Achievement” will be provided to Gala attendees (one per couple), the contents of the 75 year time capsule will be unveiled, and the winning submission for the TAPPI Student Video Competition will be revealed.

A limited number of seats are still available. For registration and additional information and to see a schedule of events, please visit the TAPPI 100 Years website.

When registering for the Centennial Celebration Gala only, please select “Committee Meeting/ Special Events Only" as the program interest when prompted. For questions regarding registration, please contact TAPPI registration services at 888-959-0567.

Major sponsors of the 2015 TAPPI Centennial Celebration include: Buckman (Centurion Sponsor); MWV, Nalco and Verso (Platinum Sponsors); Domtar, Sappi and Valmet (Gold Sponsors); Dow Chemical, GL&V, International Paper, Kadant, PCA, and Solenis (Silver Sponsors). Bronze sponsors include ABB, Amec Foster Wheeler, Andritz, AstenJohnson, BASF, FM Global, Fabio Perini, Fibria, Georgia-Pacific, Green Bay Packaging, Honeywell, Hood Container, Imerys, Ingredion, Jacobs Engineering, Liberty Paper, MICA, OpTest Equipment Inc., Penford Products Co., P?yry, Soundview Paper, SUN Automation Group, Wausau and Yates. Supporting sponsors include Albany International, BrightKey, Cascades Sonoco, Collaborative Testing Services, Inc., Gordon C. Hay-CTI, Crable Engineering LLC, Fosber America, Jedson Engineering, Kruger, Inc., Shepard Exhibition Services, SunTrust Bank, Tate & Lyle, and Xerium.

The TAPPI Centennial Celebration will feature a year-long series of outreach events and educational offerings showcasing the history of the global pulp, paper, tissue, packaging and related industries as well as a look into what the future holds. TAPPI’s year-long celebration also includes local PIMA and TAPPI section and student chapter events, a student competition, an online calendar highlighting innovations in the industry each day and a coffee table book “Celebrating a Century of Achievement”.


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