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International Finance Forum for the Pulp, Paper, and Allied Industries a Success!

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, March 7, 2003--- Decision makers and functional heads from North America, Europe and Asia gathered in Atlanta on February 18th and 19th February for Papercast's 4th International Finance Forum for the Pulp, Paper and Allied Industries.

The conference was co-hosted by Papercast and the Center for Paper Business and Industry Studies (CPBIS), and supported by the Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST), the Paper Industry Management Association (PIMA), the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), Tradition Financial Services, and Forestweb. The conference focused on understanding and managing increasing stakeholder aspirations.

Speakers from Weyerhaeuser, ConAgra Foods, Goldman Sachs, Amec, CIBC, Rock Tenn, Caraustar, National Bank of Canada, Stern Stewart, NCASI, TFS, CPBIS and the University of Pittsburgh addressed issues of Industry Performance, Competitiveness, Financial Engineering, Capital Management, Price Volatility, Environmental Risk Mitigation and Effective Operations Management including Energy and Supply-Chain.

Sunil Shahaney, Editor of Papercast said, "The conference offered 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".

Jim McNutt, Executive Director of CPBIS said, "The conference was a success in every sense. The presentations were excellent and the discussion was stimulating."

For people who couldn't attend the conference, you can now purchase the full set of conference papers by contacting Papercast at conferences@paper-cast.com or at: Papercast, 80 Calverley Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2UN, United Kingdom.

More information on the conference can be found by clicking here.

Contact: David Bell
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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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