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What exactly is Enterprise Transformation and why is it crucial now? How has it impacted executives and enterprises within and beyond the Paper Industry? What is current “Best Practice” in Enterprise Transformation? What key business forces will drive Enterprise Transformation? How well prepared are you to benefit from Enterprise Transformation now?

Get the answers at the 2008 Forest Products TechnoBusiness Forum on May 20 and 21 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center on Tech’s Atlanta campus. The Forum will be co-hosted by CPBIS, North Carolina State University’s College of Forest Resources, the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, the University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation and Ecole Polytechnique’s NSERC Environmental Design Chair. It will also be sponsored by TAPPI, PIMA and others to be announced.

As you have surmised by now, the Forum’s theme is Enterprise Transformation or, more formally, “Market Dominance through Enterprise Transformation.” Ever- increasing turbulence – economic, social and political – has reduced or eliminated the effectiveness of once powerful enterprise improvement programs.  Continuous improvement and streamlining of operations remain necessary but are far from sufficient to ensure the sustained success or even the survival of your firm. Enterprise Transformation is rapidly replacing approaches focused on incremental change with more aggressive and company-wide initiatives designed to impact the strategies, structures and human systems of the corporation.

Attendees will interact with senior executives and with leaders from the nation’s leading Enterprise Transformation center – Enterprise 2020. They will be joined by members of the Sinclair Group and other renowned leaders. Both strategy and execution will be addressed by three executive panels and three key issues sessions in this uniquely powerful and potentially very rewardingtwo-day program.

For more detailed information on the forum, and to register, click on the following link:


About CPBIS: The Center for Paper Business and Industry Studies (CPBIS) is an internationally recognized academic research center providing business knowledge of relevance to the global forest products industry. The CPBIS is cosponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), and the Paper Industry.



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