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No time to lose! PaperWeek International 2008


December 1, 2007
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Marie Dumontier

When facing a technical challenge at a mill or at a client’s facility, we need to find the best solution quickly. During these difficult times, we cannot afford to waste time (and money) searching for…

When facing a technical challenge at a mill or at a client’s facility, we need to find the best solution quickly. During these difficult times, we cannot afford to waste time (and money) searching for possible answers. Acquiring technical know-how and investigating within a strong network save considerable time in identifying the optimal solution.

In support of these objectives, the program of the Annual Meeting of the Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada has been significantly upgraded for 2008. The impressive changes that PAPTAC has made to PaperWeek International will allow you to upgrade your technical knowledge and expand your network of contacts over a very short period of 2 1/2 days.

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Here are just some of the exciting prospects in store for you at the conference, which will take place in Montral February 5-7:

Save Time The 2008 program is condensed to a 2 1/2-day period thus reducing the time commitment. Respecting the reality of today’s work environment, PAPTAC has made every effort to make this event accessible. Many delegates attending the event will have the opportunity to be in their offices at both ends of the week.

Save Money The fee structure for registering as a delegate has been revamped. The attractive, competitive rates will provide all with full access to all sessions, EXFOR, two lunches and a reception.

Learn More Technical sessions will involve greater mill participation focusing on benchmarking and practical solutions for operating problems. Sessions will cover such diversified subjects as energy conservation, biorefining, paperboard packaging, research, engineering, pulping and papermaking.

Expand Your Network All events including the technical sessions will be conveniently located in the EXFOR Exhibition Hall, so there will be plenty of chances to make key connections.

Share More Roundtable discussions and panel presentations are being organized by a number of the hosting committees, allowing you to share with your peers and experts.

Explore the Future New for 2008 is a well-rounded, comprehensive Business Track of sessions, sponsored by Deloitte.

The event will be kicked off by a special plenary session featuring a keynote presentation by Mr. Sean Steuart, Paper & Forest Products Equity Analyst with TD Newcrest. He will provide an “Outlook for Canada’s Forest Products Industry.”

In addition, more than 150 Sustaining Member companies have signed up to participate as exhibitors in the golden anniversary of EXFOR. Those who are seeking the latest in technologies and innovation cannot afford to miss this world-class exhibition.

The updated technical program, business program, registration form, and further details on PaperWeek International are available from the website: www.paperweek.ca

The challenges to compete worldwide have never been greater, as mills across the country strive to improve efficiencies and overall productivity. However, time is of the essence. And PAPTAC is doing its utmost to spearhead the revitalization of the pulp and paper industry in Canada. We recommend that you bring your operating problems and challenges to Montral in February, and take advantage of the wide range of learning opportunities available as well as the powerful network of experts that will be present.

We also recognize that the business climate has changed dramatically in recent years, as have the demands on our industry’s workforce. The rejuvenated program that has been prepared for the 94th Annual Meeting will effectively meet the existing needs of the most important resource — our people, our members. These changes are designed to provide even greater return on investment for you and your company. As this unique event only comes around once every twelve months, we encourage you and your colleagues to make a point of attending.

It will be a pleasure to welcome you to the 2008 edition of PaperWeek International — Your Bridge to the Future.

Marie Dumontier, Director of Environment, Health and Safety, Fraser Papers Chairman — Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada


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