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International Finance Forum for the Pulp, Paper, and Allied Industries,
in Atlanta, February 18 & 19, 2003



ATLANTA, GEORGIA, October 28, 2002 --- The Center for Paper Business and Industry Studies (CPBIS) is pleased to announce the 2003 International Finance Forum - organized by Papercast, and supported by CPBIS, PIMA, TAPPI and Forestweb. This year's forum, the 4th in the Papercast series for the pulp, paper and allied industries, and representing a unique collaboration between Papercast and CPBIS will be held February 18 - 19, 2003, in Atlanta, Georgia.

This conference will explore and probe a number of key issues that are essential for better understanding of critical factors that influence stakeholder aspirations in our fast changing paper and allied products business sector. This view of key issues will include essentials of industry and firm performance measures, price and capital management, supply-chain management, effective energy and environmental management and many more interesting stops in between.

The conference will address issues of industry performance, competitiveness, financial engineering, capital management, price volatility, environmental risk mitigation, and effective operations management, including energy and the supply-chain.

Reaching out to understand stakeholder aspirations and how to use constructive innovation to both manage and meet these demanding expectations could not be more important in today's tough and dynamic business climate.

Bringing together decision makers and expert academics from across the supply chain spectrum, the conference is an unrivalled opportunity to hear the views of opinion leaders and to participate in the important debate on how to succeed in the ever-volatile business environment. In addition, the collaboration between Papercast and CPBIS represents a unique and constructive effort to raise the level of quality and depth of exploration of these critical industry issues.

For more details on The International Finance Forum (program, registration speakers, location, etc...) you can either click here (information on the CPBIS website), or go to http://www.agra-net.com and click on to "Conferences & Exhibitions" link.


Contact: David Bell  
  (404) 894-9592  


About Papercast: Since 1986, Papercast has been providing international pulp and paper executives with in-depth market cycle and trend analyses, expert comment, and accurate forecasting of major developments. It covers all major paper grades in the US, Western Europe and Asia, as well as the pulp market on a worldwide basis. Now available Online - read regular news updates and download the latest issue as soon as it is published at paper-cast.com.

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 Paper Industry.


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