My travels began with an invitation to be a Keynote speaker
at the 27th Pulp and Paper Reliability & Maintenance Conference at
IDCON, INC. The conference took place September 18-22, 2016 at the Durham
Convention Center in the heart of Durham, NC. What a great location.
TAPPI has partnered with IDCON for over a decade on
maintenance tracks at conferences, reselling their maintenance books as well as
their maintenance courses and conference products. IDCON continues to be
extremely valuable as Subject Matter Experts for TAPPI.
IDCON recently expanded its worldwide presence with new
partners in Asia. We are proud of our relationship with Christer and Tor
Idhammar and Robin Kent.
This conference brought together 115 corporate reliability,
maintenance, operations and industry solution providers in a three-day
conference with the focus on improving reliability and skills at pulp, paper
and wood products mills.
Visitors from 10 countries attended this year, hearing
topics ranging from building a business case for reliability to new techniques
for condition monitoring. This unique conference boasts a loyal following of
participants, many of whom have attended multiple times.
Their sponsors also provided some great networking times
with two receptions and a Night at the Park, which included
dinner and batting practice at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
The next PPRM conference will take place in the spring of
2018. For more information contact IDCON at 919-847-8764.
For more information on TAPPI go to www.tappi.org
Remember, there are two types of people in this industry,
TAPPI members, like 31 year TAPPI member Christer Idhammar, and those who
Until next time…………… Larry