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"Beyond Today's Paper Machine" reaches global audience
through first web-cast of a paper industry event

The Center for Paper Business and Industry Studies (CPBIS), a Sloan Foundation Industry Center, announced today that, with the help of several industry sponsors, it will provide a free, live-interactive web-cast of its event at Paper Summit “Beyond Today's Paper Machine”, on March 6th from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm EST.

CPBIS partnered with U4all.com, a provider of a live knowledge marketplace, making it available over the Internet allowing industry thought-leaders worldwide to use their desktop computer to listen and actively participate in the discussions. Jacquelyn McNutt, Executive Director of CPBIS says, "The Special Paper Summit Program - "Beyond Today's Papermachine" is innovative in more than one way. The web-casting of the program to a global audience is a groundbreaking event for our industry. Although we have discussed the opportunity to use the new Internet technology in this way for years, the web-casting of Beyond Today's Papermachine will represent the inaugural use of the technology to reach out to an audience that greatly transcends the physical one present at the Paper Summit Conference site."

Dr. Tom McDonough, Director of CPBIS says, "As soon as we announced the Paper Summit Program, we started hearing from industry professionals who wanted to attend but couldn't due to current travel restrictions. At the CPBIS, we are creating a community that understands the paper industry. This is an opportunity for us to expand that community beyond the physical bounds of the Paper Summit. The Institute of Paper Science and Technology, Buckman Labs, Asten-Johnson, UPM-Kymmene, Halliburton KBR, Jacobs Engineering, and Stora-Enso have generously united with the CPBIS to sponsor the web-cast so that we could provide this globally interactive event."

Don't miss it --register today for this free web-cast session at http://www.u4all.com/c/catalog/0,1245,4167_0-10864778,00.html. Once you have completed the registration be sure to download the "student software" in order to participate in the web-cast.

"Beyond Today's Paper Machine" - a moderated discussion is free and open to the public at the Georgia World Congress Center, Room 167, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and Live over the Internet. This session will be the first of many to begin a dialog that will ultimately make it clear how the industry should redefine its core technologies and to get at the root of the industry's financial problem. Fifteen years ago, the forest products industry comprised 3% of the S&P 500. Today, the entire paper industry is 0.6% of the S&P 500 and declining.

The session will be keynoted by Kathy Buckman-Davis, Chairman of Bulab Holdings, Inc., and will take the form of an open-forum discussion led by Bob Kinstrey (Jacobs Consultancy) and Jim McNutt (CPBIS). Panelists will include Mark Wilde (Deutsche Bank), Gary Helik (Tradition Financial Services), Mike Kocurek (NCSU), Jim Ferris (IPST), Bob Harrison (GL&V), Dan Cappell (Asten-Johnson), Bob Eamer (Domtar, ret.) and David Ashcraft (ex-Inland/NCSU). For more information on the session please visit http://www.cpbis.gatech.edu/news_events/news/paper_summit021302.html

The Sloan Industry Center for Paper Business and Industry Studies (http://www.cpbis.gatech.edu/sloan) is the preeminent graduate business studies and research enterprise dedicated to the enhancement of knowledge, decision-making, and business performance for the global paper industry.

About U4all.com
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