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Paper Summit Spectacular 2017

April 26, 2017 - April 27, 2017

Summit Spectacular

Paper Stock Industries (PSI) is in charge of the “definitions” and “specifications” of all recovered paper grades. The purpose of the Summit SPECtacular is to discuss the recommended definitions for:

  • Acceptable moisture levels
  • New procedure for deductions
  • New procedure for downgrades
  • Redefinition of prohibitives
  • Redefinition of outthrows
  • Synchronization of rules for buying and selling recovered paper for domestic market with the export market

This year’s keynote speaker is Executive Producer and TV Host Mike Rowe who has had hundreds of jobs and relished his role as a chronic freelancer. He’s best known as the “dirtiest man on TV,” a title he earned on the hit TV series Dirty Jobs, where he completed 300 different jobs traversing all 50 states and transformed cable television into a landscape of swamps, sewers, and coal mines. He has narrated hundreds of documentaries about space, nature, dinosaurs, serial killers, and how stuff works. He has also forged a handful of partnerships with iconic brands and filmed a boatload of Ford commercials. Most recently, Mike launched The Way I Heard It, a weekly five-minute podcast of short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span. In the podcast, Mike gives a different take on people and events that you thought you knew, from pop culture to politics, Hollywood to history. In his spare time, Mike runs the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides a pile of free money to people getting trained for skilled jobs that actually exist. Mike speaks regularly about the country’s dysfunctional relationship with work, widening skills gap, and challenging the persistent belief that a four-year degree is automatically the best path for the most people. Through its scholarship programs, the Foundation has helped grant more than $3 million in technical and/or vocational education for trade schools across the country.

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April 26, 2017
April 27, 2017


Ernest N. Morial Covention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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