The World is coming to Vancouver:
April 1, 2005 By Pulp & Paper Canada
The Global Forest and Paper Industry Summit 2005 (Summit 2005), taking place in Vancouver from June 1 to 3, is a series of forest and paper industry conferences and events over three days that will br…
The Global Forest and Paper Industry Summit 2005 (Summit 2005), taking place in Vancouver from June 1 to 3, is a series of forest and paper industry conferences and events over three days that will bring together senior executives from companies involved in forestry, wood products, pulp and paper products and packaging plus customers, suppliers, NGOs and government policymakers. Summit 2005 will provide a unique opportunity for industry leaders to discuss the current state of the industry and identify opportunities and challenges to be met over the next decade.
“Canada is a leading forestry nation and one of the most significant players on the global forestry scene. We are also a recognized leader in sustainable forest management and environmental protection, so it’s fitting that we are the inaugural host of this one of a kind international event,” said Avrim Lazar, president and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC). “This is truly a unique event that will bring together leaders and senior stakeholders from the global forest and paper sector. All will be focused on how to address the key issues and challenges facing this $750 billion a year industry over the coming years.”
The Global Forest and Paper Industry Summit 2005 will consist of a series of panel discussions and presentations on topics such as industry financial performance, market dynamics, and global trade issues and policies, the future of wood and paper products, and sustainability issues. It is anchored by PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) 18th Annual Global Forest and Paper Industry Conference, and the Forest Products Association of Canada’s Vision 2015 Conference.
With a theme of Delivering the Bottom Line, PwC’s conference will open the Summit on June 1. This well established annual conference will focus on how producers can improve performance and deliver bottom line results in a measurable, sustainable manner.
The first event of its kind, Vision 2015 will be an elite global gathering of senior representatives of the forest paper sector’s major stakeholders: producers, customers, civil society groups, policy maker and financiers. The conference will provide an excellent opportunity to gain the perspectives of the forest and paper sector’s leading global decision-makers on the forces that will drive change and determine success in the global marketplace of tomorrow.
Some of the key speakers include, Industry Minister, David Emerson; Ambassador Luiz Felipe Lampreia, Brazil’s former Minister of State; Leif Broden, president of Sodra Cell AB, Sweden; Claude Martin, Director General, World Wildlife Fund International, Switzerland; Jim Shepherd, president and CEO, Canfor Corp.; and Lee Thomas, president and COO, Georgia-Pacific Corp. USA.
Also supported by the American Forest & Paper Association and the Confederation of European Paper Industries, Summit 2005 will be held June1-3, 2005 at the Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Participants will also be able to register for the Wood Promotion Network’s Best Practices in Communications Forum being held June 3 as part of Summit. For more information: http://www.globalforestpapersummit.com/main.cfm
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