RISI Announces Dates and Venue for PPI Awards 2011

By Risi, PRNE
Sunday, May 1, 2011

Entry process launches for this year's global pulp and paper awards

BRUSSELS, May 2, 2011 - RISI today announced the launch of the PPI Awards 2011 program. Potential
candidates can easily enter for the awards online at www.ppiawards.com
and must submit entries before Friday, June 24, 2011. The winners will be
presented with their trophies at the PPI Awards 2011 ceremony to be held on
Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at Le Plaza Hotel in Brussels, Belgium.

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Mark Rushton, Editor of PPI magazine and chairman of the jury for the PPI
Awards, commented, "We are proud to be in our third year of the PPI Awards
program and we are looking forward to receiving high quality entries from
around the world. The 2011 awards will provide yet another opportunity for
pulp and papermakers to show off their achievements on a global platform. "

A number of leading companies in the industry have signed up again to
sponsor award categories. The sponsors for the PPI Awards 2011 include ABB,
Andritz, BTG, FM Global, Kemira, Metso and StepChange Consulting. Additional
category sponsorships and exclusive opportunities are available. Please visit
the www.ppiawards.com website for more information.

A panel of expert independent judges will select the finalists in each
category. Twelve awards will cover a variety of business and technical

    Environmental Strategy of the Year - Sponsored by Metso
    Promotional Campaign of the Year
    The Green Energy and Biofuels Award - Sponsored by Andritz
    Innovative Product of the Year - Sponsored by BTG
    Managing Risk and Safety - Company of the Year - Sponsored by FM Global
    Business Strategy of the Year

    Global CEO of the Year - Sponsored by StepChange Consulting
    Mill Manager of the Year - Sponsored by ABB
    Research Achievement of the Year

    The Water Efficiency Award - Sponsored by Kemira
    Environmental Strategy of the Year
    Efficiency Improvements of the Year

The PPI Awards 2011 are being held in conjunction with the CEPI European
Paper Week which will be held from November 15-17, 2011. This year's theme is
the "European Paper Industry - the bio-value industry". Climate Action
Commissioner Connie Hedegaard will be speaking on the afternoon of Wednesday
November 16
. Over 300 delegates from the four corners of the globe will
gather to share latest industry trends and innovations.

For more information, please visit the CEPI website

About the PPI Awards

Organized by RISI, the leading information provider to the global forest
products industry, the PPI Awards program honors leadership, vision,
innovation and strategic accomplishments within the pulp and paper industry.
The PPI Awards are the only global awards dedicated to recognizing the
achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper

About RISI

RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products
industry. The company works with clients in the timber, wood products,
bioenergy, pulp and paper, tissue, nonwovens, printing and publishing
industries to help them make better decisions.

Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, RISI operates additional offices
throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. More information can be
found at www.risi.com/.

    Jennifer Plourde
    Associate Marketing Manager
    4 Alfred Circle
    Bedford, MA 01730 USA
    Tel: +1-781-734-8917


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