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IPST/CPBIS TechnoBusiness Forum Proceedings Now Available


Atlanta , Georgia -- November 28, 2005 -- The 2005 Forest Products Industry TechnoBusiness Forum (TBF) is enjoying very positive feedback. Participants are saying that they benefited from the opportunity to network with senior industry management and gained new insight from the presentations. Several participants said, "The forum led by Bill Rouse on industry transformation was very beneficial".

To expand the value of the 2005 TBF - the proceedings are now available at: http://www.cpbis.gatech.edu/technobusiness2005. A CD of the proceedings is available upon request. The CD also contains a section on Lessons Learned and Path Forward that was created after the Forum based on the contributions provided during the Forum by the speakers and participants during the open dialog portions of the Forum.

We hope that you will join us next year for the 2006 TechnoBusiness Forum which will focus on "The Forest Products Industry Workforce -- In Revolution or Evolution ?".  The 2006 TBF Forum is scheduled for August 29-30 -- once again at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta .  Note that this is a change in the 2006 Form dates provided you in the 2005 Forum handout information.  This modest date change was necessary to accommodate unplanned booking conflicts at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center during late September of 2006.
This year we were able to offer a reduced rate for the forum thanks to the generous support of the following industry partners Albany International, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Buckman, Ecole Polytechnique, Georgia Tech , Hercules, Imerys, Jacobs Engineering, Metso Corporation, NC State University Pulp and Paper Foundation, Phillip Townsend & Associates, Syracuse Pulp and Paper Foundation, TAPPI, and the University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation.

To receive more information on the 2006 TBF please contact David.Bell@ipst.gatech.edu .

About IPST

The Institute of Paper Science and Technology integrated its operations with the Georgia Institute of Technology on July 1, 2003 . Prior to that, IPST was an independent graduate school and research center supported by the paper industry for almost 75 years. Its graduates have a long history of industry leadership and can be found in countries around the world.

Today, The Institute of Paper Science and Technology at Georgia Tech -- directed by William "Jim" Frederick Jr. and located in Atlanta , Ga. -- is one of the nation's leading research institutes specializing in the multidisciplinary field of paper science and engineering.


The Center for Paper Business and Industry Studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology is a globally recognized academic research center, dedicated to the creation and dissemination of business oriented research and knowledge that is vital to the Paper Industry's future prosperity. It is a joint venture of Industry, Academe, and the Sloan Foundation.


TAPPI is the leading technical association for the worldwide pulp, paper, and converting industry. Founded in 1915, TAPPI has grown into the world's largest professional association serving the pulp, paper, and converting industries. TAPPI's members look to the association for information, education, and knowledge-sharing opportunities. As a professional technical society, TAPPI is in a unique position to offer a wide array of information, products, services, and opportunities unparalleled in the pulp, paper and converting industry.


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