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A Message from the
I would like to take this opportunity to announce our next
Center for Paper
Business and Industry Studies (CPBIS) Industry Advisory Board (IAB)
Meeting, which will be held on September 25 in Atlanta at the
Institute of Paper Science and Technology complex.
The general agenda for this very important meeting is as follows
and the full
agenda can be accessed by going to this link: http://www.cpbis.gatech.edu/news/Agenda_IAB_meeting.pdf
PART A -- 12:30 -- 3:00 PM:
Shared Concurrent Program with the IPST Executives' Conference
provide for attendees at both the IPST Executives'' Conference and
IAB members an overview-update of the status of the CPBIS, its key
issues, a State of the Industry Address, and a close look at three
key CPBIS Research Projects.
BREAK -- 3:00 -- 3:30 PM
PART B -- 3:30 -- 7:45 PM:
Core CPBIS IAB Business Meeting which will go to the heart of the
issues and problems facing the CPBIS and to those issues of note to
the IAB members and
invited guests. This part of the meeting will include focused
breakout sessions on the research and education programs to draw
out the inputs on needs and directions from the IAB members.
We really look forward to hosting this next CPBIS IAB meeting on
September 25. We have made a lot of progress with the CPBIS in the
past year, but we must reengage our industry partners and financial
sponsors in order to make this Nobel experiment bear worthwhile
In this context, the IAB Meeting on September 25 is extremely
important for all IAB members and partnering organizations.
In order to maximize the potential for widespread participation
-- the CPBIS will also be web casting the September 25 IAB meeting
with the new Centra Internet Platform to those of you who just
cannot make it to Atlanta on September 25. Should you wish to
participate via the web cast mechanism - PLEASE contact either
Charley Burney or Jim McNutt as indicated above, or Bob Patterson
in order to work with you on the web cast itself.
See you on September 25 -- either in person or on the web!
Center for Paper Business and Industry Studies
About CPBIS: The Center for Paper Business and
Industry Studies (CPBIS) is a globally recognized and
industry-valued academic center, creating knowledge and tools that
support paper industry decision-makers, and producing
interdisciplinary graduates who contribute to the long-term success
of the paper industry. The CPBIS is co-sponsored by the Alfred P.
Sloan Foundation, the Institute of Paper Science and Technology
(IPST), the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), and the