Save The Date: June 11-16, 2023

This is the premier technical conference for Electrical Professionals supporting Forest Products based industries (Pulp, Paper, Forest Products, Packaging, Board, Tissue, and Building Products) to learn about solutions to real mill needs, network with industry professionals, and learn about the application of electrical technology specific to this industry. A variety of papers will be presented on subjects such as control, power distribution, safety, and maintenance. During the breaks, there will be an opportunity to view exhibits from several industry suppliers.

Make sure to come early enough to join us for the Welcome Reception on Sunday night. The Conference runs Monday through Wednesday, with an optional Award Dinner and Closing Event. Several Tutorials will be offered on Thursday to allow for a more in-depth look at some current topics. If you have your P.E. License, you will have the opportunity to get PDH’s.

There will be significant technical papers and tutorials applicable to the day to day tasks required of mill engineering personnel, click here to check the conference technical program.

Young Engineer Program:     One of the challenges the Pulp and Paper Industry faces going forward is attracting and retaining new, young electrical engineering professionals to the industry. Recognizing this need, the IEEE Pulp, Paper, and Forest Industry Committee (PPIC) has arranged with the IEEE Industrial Applications Society (IAS) to provide a limited number of partial financial sponsorships for young engineers to attend the conference. This provides a low cost way for young engineering professionals to experience this forum for the exchange of electrical applications technology relating to forest products based industries. This is a great way to meet other industry engineers, learn solutions to real mill needs, and network with senior professionals from the industry.

For all the details and savings, please click here to download and complete the nomination for your candidate to the Young Engineer Program.

Young Engineer Testimonial:  “As a first time attendee I was very impressed by the papers and how much I learned from them. Everything was set up very well from the first time attendees, facilities were nice. I look forward to attending next years conference.

I had a great experience getting exposed to the technical papers and professionals within the field! The hotel was great, and the vendor hospitality was much appreciated!

Excellent technical conference. This conference is always on my “Definitely Attend” list. Great opportunity to network with industry professionals.

I was pleased to be accepted as a Young Engineer this year at the IEEE conference and that was probably the only reason I was able to attend the conference this year. I look forward being able to attend future years as the conference exceeded my expectations I’m more likely to pursue attendance next year.”

James A Rooks Memorial Student Intern Program:   Another program to encourage students to consider the pulp and paper industry is for supporting up to four Co-op/Intern Students to the Annual Conference through the James A Rooks Memorial Student Intern program.  James A Rooks was a long time support of the IEEE and the PPIC Conference. In recognition of Jim’s life-long contributions to the IEEE, The Pulp & Paper Industry Committee of the IEEE Industry Applications Society has established the James A. Rooks Memorial Student Intern Program. Every year our committee celebrates Jim’s relentless compassion to bring young engineers into the industry by sponsoring engineering student interns working for industry manufacturing companies, to attend our annual PPIC technical conference at no cost. As Jim personified excellence in engineering, so too will the next generation of engineers be better prepared to meet industry challenges through exposure to technical papers and tutorials at the conference, and interaction with leading practicing engineers. Proceeds to fund this initiative come from the James A. Rooks Memorial Endowment established by the IEEE Foundation. On the registration page you are given the opportunity to make a contribution to this endowment. All funds received by the PPIC conference go to the endowment.

Click here for the James A Rooks Student Intern Program invitation.