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


Co-Hosted by Papercast and by the Center for Paper Business and Industry Studies;
Sponsors: Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST), Paper Industry Management Association (PIMA), TAPPI, Tradition Financial Services,and Forestweb


What is the Forum:

A unique opportunity bringing together decision-makers and expert academics from across the supply chain spectrum of the pulp and paper and allied industries.

Who Should Attend:

This forum is designed to provide a meaningful growth opportunity for financial decision makers from across the supply chain spectrum! This unique forum will bring together senior executives from all corners of the globe and from all sectors of the pulp, paper and allied industries.

How Will You Benefit:

  • 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 today's tough and dynamic business climate, understanding stakeholder aspirations and learning to meet their needs could not be more important. This year the forum will explore several of the critical factors impacting these aspirations.
  • This year's discussion will focus on issues of industry performance and competitiveness, financial engineering, environmental risk mitigation and effective operations management, including energy and the supply chain.

Forum Highlights:

  • Benchmarks For Global Performance of the Paper Industry
  • Long-Term Competitive Advantage Issues
  • Performance of Companies in Emerging Markets
  • Enhancement of Shareholder Value Through Effective Capital Management
  • Structuring for Success Through Financial Engineering
  • Enterprise Risk Management - How Risky is the Forest Products Industry?
  • Environmental Risk Management
  • Energy Management and New Opportunities
  • Efficient Supply- Chain Management


Tuesday 18, Keynote Address:
"Stakeholder Aspirations - A View from Outside the Box", Jim McNutt, Executive Director, CPBIS, USA

Wednesday 19, Keynote Address:
"Stakeholder Aspirations - A View from Inside the Box", Tom Brown, President & CEO, Caraustar Industries, USA

Tuesday / Wednesday Speakers include:

Rich Alfano, Stern Stewart
Roy Salameh, Goldman Sachs
Don Roberts, CIBC World Markets
Pat McCarthy, Georgia Tech
Carey Treado, University of Pittsburgh
Dan Cenatempo, Value Resolution Group
Christine Ries, Georgia Tech
Gary Helik, Tradition Financial Services
Steven C. Voorhees, Rock-Tenn
Kirsten Vice, NCASI
David Ashcraft, North Carolina State University
Del Raymond, Weyerhaeuser
Vinod Singhal, Georgia Tech
Bob Eamer, Domtar (Retired) & TAPPI Board
Jay Epstein, National Bank of Canada
Bill Rafael, ConAgra Foods
Don Sorenson, AMEC
Eugene Comiskey, Georgia Tech
Charles Mulford, Georgia Tech

Duration, Cost, and Location:

This two-day forum is offered at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology located on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus, in Atlanta, GA, USA. The forum starts at 9 am on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 and ends at 5:20 pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2003. Standard price for the forum is $975 per delegate (excluding lodging, dinners and airfare). PIMA members, TAPPI members, Forestweb subscribers, and Employees of companies sponsoring CPBIS, are eligible for a 10% discount off the standard price. The fee includes lunches, refreshments, cocktail reception, and copies of documentation, as available.


  • To register for the forum by Web and fax, please click here.
  • For any registration-related questions, or to register by phone, please contact Papercast at Tel: ++ 44 (0) 1892-511807 or ++ 44 (0) 1892-533813.
  • To contact Papercast by fax or register by fax, the fax number is ++ 44 (0) 1892-527758 or ++ 44 (0) 1892-544895.


Refunds can be made for cancellations received in writing before January 20, 2003, subject to a US$120 administration charge. Refunds cannot be made after this date, but substitute delegates are permitted if notified in advance.

Additional Forum Information:


Paper Brochure of the Forum (.pdf)

Still undecided? The following organizations have already decided to capitalize on this opportunity by sending representatives. Don't be left out!

AstenJohnson, Inc.
BE&K Engineering Co
Ekman & Co
Forest Products Association of Canada
GFI Group
Goldman Sachs & Co
Inland Paperboard & Packaging Inc.
InterState Resources
Interstate Paper LLC
Kruger Inc.
NBC Global Risk Management
Nordea Bank
RGM International Pte Ltd
Rock-Tenn Company
Scandinavian Pulp & Paper Reports
SP Newsprint Co
Stora Enso
Stronghaven Inc.
Svenskt Natron AB
UPM-Kymmene Group
WM Trading

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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