Bob Chapman, Chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, to Deliver Keynote Address at TAPPICon 2024

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Renowned Business Leader to Challenge Conventional Leadership Thinking with a Focus on "Truly Human Leadership

ATLANTA (February 20, 2024) – TAPPI has announced that Bob Chapman, Chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, will be the keynote speaker for TAPPICon 2024. Chapman, a distinguished figure in the business world, will present "Truly Human Leadership: The Skills and Courage to Care" which promises to challenge conventional perspectives on running businesses and the essence of effective leadership.

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Over the past two decades, a series of realizations led Chapman away from traditional management practices to Truly Human Leadership--a people-centric approach where his team members feel valued, cared for and integral to the company’s purpose. At Barry-Wehmiller, they have a unique measure of success: by the way they touch the lives of people.

Scheduled for Monday, April 29th at 9:00 am, Chapman’s keynote address is expected to be a highlight of TAPPICon 2024. Attendees can anticipate a thought-provoking session that delves into the core of leadership principles, offering simple yet groundbreaking insights on creating work environments that are safe, healthy, and fulfilling.

Chapman's presentation will explore the skills and courage required to foster a culture of care within a company. By emphasizing the human side of leadership, he strives to equip listeners with actionable concepts that they can implement immediately to enhance their own leadership styles and contribute to the development of better workplaces.

As Chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, a $3.6B global capital equipment and engineering solutions company, Chapman brings a wealth of real-world experience to the stage. His success in implementing Truly Human Leadership within his own organization has garnered attention and praise from leaders across various industries.

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TAPPICon 2024

TAPPICon, April 28 – May, 1, 2024 in Cleveland, Ohio, is the leading technical conference for the paper, packaging and tissues industries. With a theme that resonates with the industry's vibrant spirit, "Rock the Roll! Unleashing the Harmonies of the Paper Industry," the Conference promises an exploration of the dynamic nature of the sector and groundbreaking innovations that are reshaping its landscape.

The technical program focuses on key industry tracks including Coating, Printing and Surface Enhancement, Papermaking Additives, Papermaking Fundamentals, Papermaking Technology & Operations, Management (PIMA), Process Control, Recycled Paperboard (RPTA), and Tissue. It also addresses topics affecting women in industry (WIN) and young professionals (YP).

Attendees can participate in multiple networking opportunities including an exciting reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Tuesday evening, Hot Topics Breakfast, Women’s Summit, Mentor Match, Fun Run and more. TAPPICon also offers attendees the chance to meet with top suppliers in person in the large exhibit hall. The hall includes a New Technology Showcase where curated exhibitors will highlight their latest innovations and solutions. Attendees can also participate in the new Mill Maintenance Education Exchange where they’ll gain immediate actionable tips and methods for optimizing mill maintenance.

Mills Discounts

Mills and other professionals eager to be part of this global discussion should register by March 22nd to receive an early bird discount. Mills also receive special discounts for sending multiple people or teams. Register today!